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Annual Ethics Program

Thursday, May 10, 2018
2:00 pm
- 5:15 pm

Free

3.0 hours Illinois Professional Responsibility MCLE, pending approval

This annual continuing legal education program provides an overview of ethical issues in various aspects of practice.

Free for FBA members

Jorge Alonso

Hon. Jorge Alonso
U.S. District Judge
Northern District of Illinois

Judge William Bauer

Hon. William Bauer
Senior Circuit Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Judge Jeffrey Cole

Hon. Jeffrey Cole
U.S. Magistrate Judge
Northern District of Illinois

Gary Feinerman

Hon. Gary Feinerman
U.S. District Judge
Northern District of Illinois

Christine Payne

Christine Payne
Partner
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Scott Renfroe

Scott Renfroe
Chief, Supreme Court Practice
Illinois ARDC

Agenda

1:45 – 2:00 pm

Sign in

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Recent Developments in Lawyer Ethics
Scott Renfroe

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Confidentiality and Privilege Protections in the Digital Age
Christine Payne

4:00 – 4:15 pm

Break

4:15 – 5:15 pm

How to Avoid Pitfalls in Federal Court (2018)
Hon. William Bauer, Hon. Gary Feinerman, Hon. Jorge Alonso, and Hon. Jeffrey Cole

Panelists

Jorge Alonso

The Honorable Jorge Alonso has served as a state and federal judge for fifteen years. He has served as a district judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois since December 2014. From 2003 to 2014, he was an associate judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, where he regularly presided over felony trials in the Criminal Division. Before joining the bench, he was an assistant public defender in the Cook County Public Defender’s office for more than eleven years.

Judge William Bauer

The Honorable William Bauer is a senior judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where he has served since 1975 (including as chief judge from 1986 to 1993).  He served as a district judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois from 1971 to 1975 and as U.S. Attorney for the district from 1970 to 1971.  In addition to serving as an Illinois state court judge for six years, Bauer served as State’s Attorney for DuPage County from 1959 to 1964.

Judge Jeffrey Cole

The Honorable Jeffrey Cole has served as a magistrate judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois since 2005. Before joining the bench, Cole was in private practice for 30 years. From 1969 to 1975, Cole was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, including serving as chief of the appellate division and assistant chief of the criminal division.

Gary Feinerman

The Honorable Gary Feinerman has served as a district judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois since September 2010. Before joining the bench, Feinerman was a partner in Sidley Austin LLP’s general litigation and appellate groups. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Solicitor General of Illinois. Feinerman was a litigation associate and then a partner from 1996-2003 in the the firm now known as Mayer Brown LLP. Feinerman served as a law clerk to Judge Joel Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Justice Anthony Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court.

Christine Payne

Christine Payne is a nationally-recognized advocate focusing on eDiscovery and litigation strategy. As Vice Chair of the Kirkland & Ellis Firmwide Electronic Discovery Committee, she leads the Firm’s eDiscovery efforts and counsels clients on litigation readiness, developing eDiscovery strategy, and recovering from data loss. Payne also teaches, speaks, and writes frequently about eDiscovery strategy and advocacy.

Scott Renfroe

Scott Renfroe is Chief, Supreme Court Practice with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois (“ARDC”). He formerly held the positions of Senior Counsel and Group Manager in the ARDC’s Chicago office, where he supervised a group of attorneys and handled a caseload that included formal prosecutions involving allegations of conversion, billing fraud, conflicts of interest, and public corruption.  A former member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the ARDC, Renfroe has spoken on issues of attorney discipline and professional responsibility before law firms, bar associations, law schools, the National Organization of Bar Counsel, and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.

Details

Date:
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 North LaSalle, Conference Center
Chicago, IL 60654 United States

Other

Illinois CLE Credit
3.0 PR
Required
Photo ID is required to enter the building
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