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Jayne Reardon

Jayne Reardon

Jayne Reardon is the former Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. In her time as Executive Director, she built the Commission into one of the premier professionalism organizations in the country.

At the Commission, Jayne developed and hosted the Commission’s annual signature event, The Future is Now legal conferences. These conferences bring together lawyers and allied professionals to explore innovation in the delivery of legal services as an element of professionalism.

Jayne frequently writes and speaks on the changing practice of law, asserting that, by embracing inclusiveness and innovation, the profession will remain relevant and impactful in the future.

She is active in numerous bar associations and civic organizations and has been widely recognized for her leadership, including by selection as a 2021 ABA Legal Rebel and as members of the 2020 Women of Legal Tech and the 2019 Fastcase 50.

Jayne received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a bachelor’s from the University of Notre Dame.

Guest Appearances
March 7, 2023

TECHSHOW 2023: Public Hearing on Proposals to Amend Rules of Professional Conduct 5.4 and 5.5

Change is difficult, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t needed. So, what might we need to do to change the way we conceive of legal services? Lynda Shely, Darth Vaughn, Jayne Reardon,...

May 29, 2020

The Current State of Civility in the Legal Profession

Attorneys Dick Semerdjian and Jayne Reardon discuss the use of overly aggressive litigation tactics and the current state of civility in the legal profession.

September 9, 2019

Re-Regulating Lawyers: Updating Rules for Modern Law

Jayne Reardon discusses current trends toward lawyer re-regulation.

December 5, 2018

The Civility in Uncivil Times Edition

Jayne Reardon and Clare McWilliams talk about current societal trends, best practices for appearing before the bench and how to shift the legal profession’s culture to one of greater respect and civility.

October 29, 2015

Clio Cloud 2015: Professionalism as a Survival Strategy with Jayne Reardon

Cloud based software platforms and Comment 8 on the ABA Model Rule 1.6 on Confidentiality of Information have sent shudders across state bars nationwide. The mounting pressures for innovation and increased technology...