Jayne R. Reardon


Jayne Reardon is the former Executive Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. In her time as Executive Director, she built the Commission into one of the premier professionalism organizations in the country.

At the Commission, Jayne developed and hosted the Commission’s annual signature event, The Future is Now legal conferences. These conferences bring together lawyers and allied professionals to explore innovation in the delivery of legal services as an element of professionalism.

Jayne frequently writes and speaks on the changing practice of law, asserting that, by embracing inclusiveness and innovation, the profession will remain relevant and impactful in the future.

She is active in numerous bar associations and civic organizations and has been widely recognized for her leadership, including by selection as a 2021 ABA Legal Rebel and as members of the 2020 Women of Legal Tech and the 2019 Fastcase 50.

Jayne received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a bachelor’s from the University of Notre Dame.

My Sessions

Keynote: Public Hearing on Proposals to Amend Rules of Professional Conduct 5.4 and 5.5

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Should Rules of Professional Conduct be relaxed to address the growing access to justice problem and other challenges affecting legal services delivery in our state?  This already has happened in Arizona and Utah. The supreme court of the fictional state of Centralia has under consideration similar proposals to modify its attorney Rules of Professional Conduct. […]


Practicing with Bots: Where to Draw the Ethical Lines?

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How blurry is the line between the use of technology and the unauthorized practice of law? Is Chat GPT subject to UPL regulation? What’s going on in jurisdictions that have loosened the Rules of Professional Conduct with respect to innovations and tech adoption? Come learn about data coming from regulatory reforms in some North American […]