The CBA's Professional Responsibility Committee authors ethics
opinions interpreting the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct for
members. The procedures for requesting an opinion from the Committee are
as follows: 1) Any member may call or write the Government Affairs Department to
request an opinion. 2) All inquiries should be submitted in writing
to the Government Affairs Department via fax
at 312-554-2060, email, or mailed to The
Chicago Bar Association, c/o Government Affairs Department, 321 S.
Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60604.
The Committee issues legal ethics opinions as a public service to aid
lawyers in interpreting the Illinois Rules of Professional
Conduct. The opinions represent a composite judgment
of a majority of those members of the Committee voting on the opinions
and do not constitute an official act of The Chicago Bar Association.
The opinions are not binding upon the Attorney
Registration and Disciplinary Commission or on any court and should
not be relied upon as a substitute for legal
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