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Wendy J. Muchman

Wendy J. Muchman

Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois
Chief of Litigation and Professional Education
Chicago, IL, USA


Wendy Muchman is Chief of Litigation and Professional Education at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois. She investigates and prosecutes lawyer disciplinary cases, including In re Rinella, 175 Ill.2d 504, 677 N.E.2d 909 (1997).  Her job responsibilities also include supervision and training of all litigation attorneys and staff at the ARDC.  Ms. Muchman regularly lectures and presents workshops regarding professional responsibility and disciplinary law to various bar association groups, law firms, judges and law schools.  Since fall 2000, she teaches legal ethics courses at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and teaches in the law school’s ITA course. She also taught ethics and advocacy as well as intensive trial advocacy at Chicago-Kent College of Law.  She serves as a faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) for the regional and national trial advocacy, and deposition programs.  She serves as an assistant team leader for the NITA Trial Advocacy Midwest Regional Program. Since 2013, she has been on the Programming Committee of the National Organization of Bar Counsel and in August 2016 she was elected secretary of that organization.  In 2013, she was selected to participate as a fellow in the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professional Responsibility.  In 2012 she was elected member-at-large to the Council of the American Bar Association Government and Public Lawyers Division where she still serves.  Between 2009 and 2011, she served as the Vice-Chair, then Chair, of the Chicago Bar Association Committee on Professional Responsibility.  Prior to 1989 when she started her employment at the Commission, Ms. Muchman litigated in the state and federal courts.  Areas of practice included insurance litigation, civil rights, age discrimination and aviation defense work. Ms. Muchman received her JD from DePaul University College of Law and her BA from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana.
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