United States District Court

Northern District Of Illinois

Local Rules

LR83.31. Duties of the Clerk

(a) Certification of Conviction in Another Court. Upon being informed that an attorney admitted to practice before this Court has been convicted of any crime, the clerk shall determine whether the clerk of the court in which such conviction occurred has forwarded a certificate of such conviction to this Court. If a certificate has not been forwarded, the clerk of this Court shall promptly obtain a certificate and file it with this Court.

(b) Discipline Imposed in Another Court. Upon being informed that an attorney admitted to practice before this Court has been subjected to discipline by another court, the clerk shall determine whether a certified or exemplified copy of the disciplinary judgment or order has been filed with this Court, and if not, the clerk shall promptly obtain a certified or exemplified copy of the disciplinary judgment or order and file it with this Court.

(c) Conviction or Discipline in this Court. Whenever it appears that any person who is admitted to practice law in any other jurisdiction or before any other court has been convicted of a crime, or disbarred, or suspended, or censured, or disbarred on consent by this Court, the clerk shall, within 10 days of that conviction, disbarment, suspension, censure, or disbarment on consent, transmit to the disciplinary authority in such other jurisdiction, or for such other court—

(1) a certificate of the conviction or a certified or exemplified copy of the judgment or order of disbarment, suspension, censure, or disbarment on consent, and

(2) the last known office and residence addresses of the defendant or respondent.

(d) ABA National Discipline Data Bank. The clerk shall promptly notify the National Discipline Data Bank operated by the American Bar Association of any order imposing public discipline upon any attorney admitted to practice before this Court.

(e) Record of Disciplinary Actions. The clerk shall note the entry of an order imposing disciplinary sanctions or reinstating a disciplined attorney on the record of that attorney included in the index of attorneys admitted to the bar of this Court.