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Dual Professions – Ethics and Risk Management Issues


Speaker(s): Cassidy E. Chivers, Shelley Bethune
Recorded on: Apr. 26, 2021
PLI Program #: 325781

Shelley defends professionals in a wide range of liability issues, focusing on counseling attorneys facing disciplinary and malpractice matters. Having worked as Litigation Counsel for the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), Shelley has a deep knowledge and understanding of attorney disciplinary proceedings.

During her tenure with the ARDC, Shelley investigated hundreds of charges of lawyer misconduct, including the misappropriation of client funds, criminal conduct, conflicts of interest, and the neglect of client matters. She also represented the Administrator of the ARDC in over 20 proceedings before the Inquiry and Hearing Boards, handling all phases of the litigation, and before the Illinois Supreme Court.

With her extensive experience, Shelley frequently presented to Chicago-area law schools, bar associations, and other entities on ethics and professional responsibility. Currently, she is an inaugural member of the ABA New Lawyers Steering Committee.


Cassidy Chivers is a Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP partner in the San Francisco office. She focuses her practice on the defense of lawyers and counseling lawyers and law firms on risk management and ethics issues, as well as law firm formation and registration. She also handles risk management hotline counseling for attorney-insureds on behalf of Hinshaw's various insurer clients. She is a regular contributor to various publications on risk management and ethics issues involving lawyers and law firms.