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Clifford Scott-Rudnick

Clifford  Scott-Rudnick

Assistant Professor
Director, Continuing Legal Education & Professionalism
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 868
Email: 9scott@jmls.edu
Office: Room 511
Office Hours: Tues. & Weds. 10:30 a.m.-Noon; Thurs. 4-6 p.m.; and by appointment

BA, Knox College
JD, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law

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Clifford Scott-Rudnick has been a lawyer in Illinois for 35 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 (CLE). 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. Prior careers include union organizing, labor law and workers compensation practice, and bank trust officer.

Professor Scott-Rudnick 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.

Professor Scott-Rudnick was an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School for more than 20 years before his appointment as a visiting professor from 2007-2009, and has been an assistant professor since fall 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 Will County State's Attorney at the Rehearing Proceedings after former police officer Drew Peterson was found guilty of murder in Joliet, Illinois.

Professor Scott-Rudnick helps coordinate and speaks at CLE programs at John Marshall and other venues in both Illinois and Florida.

Full Curriculum Vitae

Presentations

Speaker: Florida Land Trust Seminar, "Ethical Considerations for Illinois-Type Land Trusts," Florida State Bar Land Trust Committee (January 2014)

Speaker: Illinois State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Lake Geneva, WI (2013)

Speaker: Northwest Suburban Bar Association, "Discussion and View of 'The Verdict,'" (November 2013)

Speaker: Illinois State Bar Association 9th Annual Solo Small Firm Conference, "Ethics Issues in a Small Firm—Boston Legal—Change of Course, Using the Illinois Rules of Professional Responsibility," Itasca, IL (October 2013)

Speaker: "Discussion and View of 'To Kill A Mockingbird,'" Bradley University, Peoria, IL (September 2013)

Speaker: Office of Diversity, Legal Education Access Program, "Ethics Presentation," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (July 2013)

Speaker: Trial Attorneys of America Annual Meeting, "Is Cannibalism Acceptable?—An Ethics and Professional Responsibility—Discussion of Morality and Rules Regulating Lawyers and Judges," Chicago, IL (June 2013)

Panelist: Phi Alpha Delta Vincent Vitullo Ethics & Professionalism Seminar, "Social Media, Ethics in the Electronic Age," (June 2013)

Speaker: Northwest Suburban Bar Association, "Ethics and Flight, The Movie," Arlington Heights, IL (June 2013) (with Richard Adler)

Speaker: Northwest Suburban Bar Association, "Ethics and Flight, The Movie," Chicago, IL (June 2013) (with Richard Adler)

Speaker: Northwest Suburban Bar Association, "Ethics and 12 Angry Men, The Movie," Chicago, IL (June 2013) (with Richard Adler)

Speaker: Northwest Suburban Bar Association, "Ethics and 12 Angry Men, The Movie," Lake Geneva, WI (June 2013) (with Richard Adler)

Speaker: Northwest Suburban Bar Association, "Ethics and Flight, The Movie," Lake Geneva, WI (June 2013) (with Richard Adler)

Speaker: PreLaw Program, "Michael Clayton & Lawyer Ethics," University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (March 2013)

Speaker: Faculty Development Series, "How Many Ethical Dilemmas Can you Spot? Boston Legal—Change of Course (2004)," (March 2013) (with Hal Kessler)

Speaker: The John Marshall Alumni Meeting, "Continuing Legal Education Ethics," (March 2013)

Speaker: "Ethics and the Lincoln Lawyer, The Movie," Bradley University, Peoria, IL (November 2012)

Speaker: "A Case for Cinema: Presumed Innocent," (November 2012) (with Richard Adler)

Speaker: The John Marshall Alumni Meeting, "Continuing Legal Education Ethics," (October 2012)

Speaker: Ethics Continuing Legal Education, "Win Win," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (June 2012)

Speaker: Ethics Continuing Legal Education, "The Lincoln Lawyer," Illinois State Bar Association (June 2012)

Speaker: Ethics Continuing Legal Education, "The Lincoln Lawyer," Northwest Suburban Bar Association (May 2012)

Speaker: Ethics Continuing Legal Education, "The Lincoln Lawyer," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (April 2012)

Speaker: Bradley University (April 2012)

Speaker: Bradley University (December 2011)

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