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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 Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois. Ms. Muchman regularly lectures and presents workshops regarding professional responsibility and disciplinary law to various bar association groups, law firms, judges and law schools.  She also investigates and prosecutes lawyer disciplinary cases, including cases involving allegations of conversion, billing fraud, conflicts of interest, public corruption and  also handled the matter of In re Rinella, 175 Ill.2d 504, 677 N.E.2d 909 (1997). Her job responsibilities include supervision and training of the litigation attorneys and staff at the ARDC. 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 is a faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) for the regional and national trial advocacy, and deposition programs, and serves as a team leader for the Midwest Regional Trial 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 and currently serves as its treasurer. In 2018, she was appointed Vice-Chair of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility/ Section Officers Conference Professional Responsibility Committee. From 2012 to the present, she serves as an elected member-at-large to the Council of the American Bar Association Government and Public Lawyers Division. Between 2009 and 2011, she served as the Vice-Chair, then Chair, of the Chicago Bar Association Committee on Professional Responsibility. In 2013, she was selected to participate as a fellow in the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and 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.
Wendy J. Muchman is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Confidentiality, Privilege, and Client Due Diligence from Panama to Paradise Papers and in Between (May 2018) - Staying Out of Trouble: Ethical Necessities 2018, Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Ethical Issues Facing Real Estate Attorneys (Substantive Article) - 20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Thursday, October 25, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Chicago, IL

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