How to Score a Hat Trick

Both civility in our profession and access to justice would be vastly improved if we all kept in mind that lawyers simultaneously wear three hats-client representative, legal officer, and public citizen.

The preamble to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct articulates clearly the three separate roles a lawyer must fulfill simultaneously.

The preamble provides general guidance but no basis for discipline.  More…

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Jayne Reardon
As a prior trial lawyer, Jayne leads lawyers to embrace the transformative possibilities of future law practice. As a prior disciplinary counsel, Jayne is passionate about promoting the core values of the legal profession. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Notre Dame. Jayne lives in Park Ridge, Illinois with her husband and those of her four children who are not otherwise living in college towns and beyond.
Jayne Reardon

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