In part two of the Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) “Civility and Professionalism in 2022: Pivoting for the Pandemic” CLE webinar series, David Inlander served as a moderator during an interactive discussion concerning professional conduct issues and challenges attorneys may face in the year ahead on Tuesday, March 15.
David’s session, “Civility and Professionalism in 2022,” featured insights from a panel of professionals including:
- Honorable Jesse G. Reyes, Appellate Court of Illinois, First District
- Honorable Patrice Ball-Reed, Circuit Court of Cook County
- Christine P. Anderson, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC)
The panelists used their extensive experience observing and managing misconduct and incivility to elaborate on how professionalism in the legal profession has been challenged during the pandemic. They discussed:
- Current issues facing both the bench and the bar
- Conduct and challenges in remote proceedings
- Management of behavior in the courtroom
- Options for sanctionable conduct
- Activities reported to the ARDC for unprofessionalism and consequences
The webinar, sponsored by the ISBA Bench and Bar Section Council and the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, offered participants the opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts with the panelists to create a comprehensive learning experience.
David focuses his practice on high-end complex matrimonial mediation with considerable experience in collaborative and cooperative resolution processes as well as civil litigation, chancery, trust, and probate litigation. As the former chair of ISBA’s Bench and Bar Section Council, David regularly participates in ISBA events to promote attorneys’ continued learning and professionalism.