United States District Court

Northern District Of Illinois

Local Rules

LR83.58.5. Jurisdiction

Any lawyer practicing before this Court is subject to the disciplinary authority of this Court although also engaged in practice elsewhere.

Committee Comment. In addition to the fact that Illinois lawyers practice in Illinois state courts as well as in this Court, in modern practice lawyers frequently act outside the territorial limits of the jurisdiction in which they are licensed to practice, either in another state or outside the United States. In doing so, they remain subject to the governing authority of this Court as well as the state jurisdiction in which they are licensed to practice.

Where the lawyer is licensed to practice law before two courts which impose conflicting obligations, applicable rules of choice of law may govern the situation. This Courtís adoption of rules differing to some extent from the Illinois Rules has been intended, to the maximum extent possible, to minimize, or avoid entirely, such conflicting obligations.