Sari has unique insight into the investigatory and litigation process in disciplinary proceedings having conducted hundreds of investigations and prosecuted more than fifty cases before the ARDC Hearing Board during her eleven years as an ARDC prosecutor. Since 2010, Sari has applied her extensive knowledge of the ARDC to representing lawyers at every stage of the disciplinary process from investigation and hearing, to appeals before the ARDC Review Board and the Illinois Supreme Court. She takes great pride in being able to help lawyers effectively navigate what can be the most difficult and stressful time in their professional lives.
Sari also provides preventative legal advice to lawyers regarding all manner of ethical and practice management issues and stays abreast of current developments in professional responsibility law through her work drafting ethics opinions for the Illinois State Bar Association Committee on Professional Conduct, and memberships in the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) and the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility. She has also presented at national, state, and local bar association programs on a broad range of ethics and professional responsibility topics.
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Senior Litigation Counsel, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois
Prosecuted first disciplinary cases in Illinois related to aiding non-lawyers in the unauthorized practice of law in the estate-planning arena. In re Bartoli, Ill. Sup. Ct. No. M.R. 18021, Comm’n. No. 96 CH 739 (May 24, 2002); In re Stambulis, Ill. Sup. Ct. No. M.R.17528, Comm’n. No. 98 CH 100 (June 29, 2001).
Adjunct Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Appointed to Committee on Professional Conduct, Illinois State Bar Association, 2008-Present (currently Vice-Chair)
Appointed to Committee on Lawyer Regulation, Chicago Bar Association
Trained Intervenor, Lawyer’s Assistance Program
Contract Attorney, Lake County Public Defender
Elected School Board Member, Deerfield Public School District 109