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Article VIII - Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct of 2010
Current Version - Effective January 1, 2010


Rule Rule Title
  Supreme Court Order M.R. 3140
  Preamble
  Scope
Rule 1.0 Terminology
Rule 1.1 Competence
Rule 1.2 Scope of Representation and Allocation of Authority Between Client and Lawyer
Amended June 14, 2013, eff. July 1, 2013
Rule 1.3 Diligence
Rule 1.4 Communication
Rule 1.5 Fees
Rule 1.6 Confidentiality of Information
Rule 1.7 Conflict of Interest: Current Clients
Rule 1.8 Conflict of Interest: Current Clients: Specific Rules
Rule 1.9 Duties to Former Clients
Rule 1.10 Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rule
Rule 1.11 Special Conflicts of Interest for Former and Current Government Officers and Employee
Rule 1.12 Former Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator or Other Third-Party Neutral
Rule 1.13 Organization as Client
Rule 1.14 Client With Diminished Capacity
Rule 1.15 Safekeeping Property
Amended July 1, 2011, eff. September 1, 2011
Rule 1.16 Declining or Terminating Representation
Rule 1.17 Sale of Law Practice
Rule 1.18 Duties to Prospective Client
Rule 2.1 Advisor
Rule 2.2 Reserved
Rule 2.3 Evaluation for Use by Third Persons
Rule 2.4 Lawyer Serving as Third-Party Neutral
Rule 3.1 Meritorious Claims and Contentions
Rule 3.2 Expediting Litigation
Rule 3.3 Candor Toward the Tribunal
Rule 3.4 Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel
Rule 3.5 Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal
Rule 3.6 Trial Publicity
Rule 3.7 Lawyer As Witness
Rule 3.8 Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor
Rule 3.9 Advocate in Nonadjudicative Proceedings
Rule 4.1 Truthfulness in Statements to Others
Rule 4.2 Communication With Person Represented by Counsel
Amended June 14, 2013, eff. July 1, 2013
Rule 4.3 Dealing With Unrepresented Person
Rule 4.4 Respect for Rights of Third Persons
Rule 5.1 Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyers
Rule 5.2 Responsibilities of a Subordinate Lawyer
Rule 5.3 Responsibilities Regarding Nonlawyer Assistants
Rule 5.4 Professional Independence of a Lawyer
Rule 5.5 Unauthorized Practice of Law, Multijurisdictional Practice of Law
Amended June 14, 2013, eff. July 1, 2013
Rule 5.6 Restrictions on Right to Practice
Rule 5.7 Reserved
Rule 6.1 Reserved
Rule 6.2 Accepting Appointments
Rule 6.3 Membership in Legal Services Organization
Rule 6.4 Law Reform Activities Affecting Client Interests
Rule 6.5 Nonprofit and Court-Annexed Limited Legal Services Programs
Rule 7.1 Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services
Rule 7.2 Advertising
Rule 7.3 Direct Contact With Prospective Clients
Rule 7.4 Communication of Fields of Practice and Specialization
Rule 7.5 Firm Names and Letterheads
Rule 7.6 Reserved
Rule 8.1 Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters
Rule 8.2 Judicial and Legal Officials
Rule 8.3 Reporting Professional Misconduct
Rule 8.4 Misconduct
Rule 8.5 Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law