REMOVAL AND REINSTATEMENT - MASTER ROLL


Supreme Court Rule 756 provides that on February 1 of each year, the ARDC must remove from the master roll the name of any lawyer who has not registered for that year. The rule also provides that any lawyer who practices law while not on the master roll engages in the unauthorized practice of law and may be held in contempt. ARDC sends a Final Registration Notice in January, warning unregistered attorneys that they will be removed from the master roll if they do not register. Shortly after the removal, ARDC sends notice of an attorney's removal to the attorney and to the Chief Judges and Clerks of the circuit courts in which the removed attorney was registered.

If you have been removed from the master roll for failure to register, you can be reinstated by registering and paying the required registration fee and any penalty due.

Computing Penalties:    Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 756, ARDC will assess a penalty of $25 per month for each full month that has passed since January 1st of the year for which you first failed to register. (E.g. If you were previously registered and your 2015 registration payment is completed in January 2015, no penalty will be assessed. If your 2015 registration payment is completed in February, a $25 penalty will be added to the required registration fee. Registrations completed in March must include a $50 penalty.)

Please note that the $25 monthly penalty will continue to accrue indefinitely, for each successive year that you fail to register.

If you have not registered on a timely basis, you can verify the amount you owe by contacting our Registration Department at
registration@iardc.org, at (312) 565-2600 or, from within Illinois, (800) 826-8625.

NOTE: If you tender less than the full amount due, you will not be registered until the balance owing has been received.