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All The Queen's Horses - The Defrauding of Dixon - Breach of Attorney and Accountant Ethics

  • September 04, 2019
  • 7:15 AM - 9:15 AM (CDT)
  • Butterfield Country Club - 2800 Midwest Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523
  • 31


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Speaker: Clifford Scott-Rudnick

Topic: All The Queen's Horses - The Defrauding of Dixon - Breach of Attorney and Accountant Ethics

MCLE credit approved for 1.0 hour of professional responsibility credit for this session. CFP approved for 1 hour CE. 

Program Description: We will watch a documentary, All The Queen's Horses (November, 2017), and stop at each point the attorneys, accountants, and elected officials are faced with an ethical dilemma under the ABA Model Rules and the Illinois Attorney Rules of Professional conduct, as well as Illinois Accountant and CPA Codes of Conduct. We will discuss and analyze several issues raised by the presenter and the attendees. We will try to determine the similarities and differences of the ethical obligations of both professions, especially if the individual is dually licensed by both professions.

Speaker bio:

Clifford Scott-Rudnick, Attorney At Law 
Phone: 773-569-0232
BA, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
JD, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL


Clifford Scott-Rudnick has been a lawyer in Illinois for 40 years with membership in the Chicago, Du Page, Illinois, and American Bar Associations. He is a member of the Center for Professional Responsibility Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Association of Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). He is the director and past president of the Land Trust Council of Illinois; serves as president of the South Suburban Estate Planning Council; and is chair of the Land Trust Committee, a subcommittee of the Real Estate, Trust and Estate Section of the ABA.  He currently serves as the CLE Committee Chair for The Decalogue Society of Lawyers,, Chicago, and is on the CLE Committee for the ABA Center of Professional Responsibility.  Prior careers include union organizing, labor law and workers compensation practice, and bank trust officer. Cliff has lectured at seminars for many bar groups and community forums, including the Trial Attorneys of America, Bradley University, National Alzheimer's Association, the American Bankers Association/American Institute of Banking, and the Florida State Bar Association Real Estate Section. Other volunteer activities include serving as vice president and director for the North Side Community Federal Credit Union, Junior Achievement volunteer instructor, Temple Sholom of Chicago board director, and is a former member of the Fiduciary Advisory Board for the Illinois Commission of Banks, Trusts, and Real Estate. He has partnered with fellow attorney Richard Adler in developing and presenting Professionalism CLE seminars using popular movies and television programs to stimulate discussion on professional responsibility, diversity, addiction and professionalism.

Cliff was a full-time Assistant Professor at The John Marshall Law School  from 2009 to 2018 and was an Adjunct Professor there for 25 years before that. for more than 20 years before his appointment as a Visiting Professor from 2007-2009.  He has taught courses in Professional Responsibility, Law Practice Management for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners, Trusts and Estates, and Legal Writing. He also taught U.S. Legal Research and Writing to Chinese attorneys at the State Intellectual Property Office Training Center in Beijing during the summer of 2009. Scott-Rudnick appeared as an expert witness in February 2013 for the defense at the Rehearing Proceedings after former police officer Drew Peterson was found guilty of murder in Joliet, Illinois.

Professor Scott-Rudnick helped coordinate and spoke at CLE programs at John Marshall during his years there, and continues to present at  venues in both Illinois and Florida.

Additional Details:

- Networking begins at 7:15 a.m.
- Breakfast served at 7:30 a.m.
- Speaker Presentation at 8:00 a.m.
- Meeting concludes at 9:00 a.m.

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