Thomas E. Spahn has published an article titled “A Practical Roadmap To The New Illinois Ethics Rules.” The article compares the 2010 Illinois ethics rules with the ABA model rules and the previous 1990 version of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct. The article can be found at 35 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 27.
It is an understatement to describe this article as thorough and thoughtful. Spahn also discusses the lengthy comments appended to the Illinois Rules. The discussion is focused on the needs of the practitioner, not the academic. As such it is worth reading. The article is about 90 pages long and it requires close study.
Edward X. Clinton, Jr.