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Jayne Reardon

Jayne Reardon

Jayne Reardon is the Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, where she oversees initiatives to increase the civility and professionalism of attorneys and judges, create inclusiveness in the profession, and promote increased service to the public. 

Prior to the Commission, Jayne was a successful trial lawyer in Chicago and served as counsel to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Review Board handling attorney ethics cases.  

Jayne was selected as a 2021 Legal Rebel by the ABA Journal and the ABA Center for Innovation. Additionally, she was one of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s 2020 Women of Legal Tech and was named to the 2019 Fastcase 50. She was also awarded the Distinguished Service to Law and Society Award from the Illinois Bar Foundation in 2017.

Guest Appearances
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 competence have left many lawyers scrambling for answers. As uncertainty gives way to reason, the legal profession is starting to provide guiding parameters...