Mary Robinson

Credit: 1.00 hour of General MCLE Credit including 1.0 hour of Professional Responsibility credit (Legal Ethics)

Presentation Date: November 21, 2019



Mary Robinson has practiced in the field of lawyer professional responsibility since her 1992 appointment as Administrator of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, where, for 15 years, she was responsible for developing and implementing policies for enforcement of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct. Since leaving the ARDC in 2007, she has been advising lawyers and firms facing ethical challenges, defending lawyers in ARDC investigations and prosecutions, representing judges facing disciplinary inquiries and charges, and providing expert witness services in matters involving lawyer ethics, while continuing to take part in local and national endeavors aimed at improving the profession.

Ms. Robinson values a practical assessment of ethical requirements informed by the realities of practicing law, while remaining committed to a thorough knowledge of legal principles and rigorous legal analysis. Her client base ranges from solo practitioners who represent consumers to partners in major law firms who provide sophisticated legal services for major corporate clients.

This month Mary will bring her practical knowledge to CVLS volunteers, focusing her discussion on conflicts of interest — a great bugaboo with which attorneys often grapple. She will provide an in-depth analysis of the relevant Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, along with hypotheticals to enhance our understanding of those Rules.


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