REMOVAL AND REINSTATEMENT - MASTER ROLL
Supreme Court Rule 756 provides that on February 1 of each year, the ARDC must remove from the master roll the name of any lawyer who has not registered for that year. The rule also
provides that any lawyer who practices law while not on the master roll engages in the unauthorized practice of law and may be held in contempt. ARDC sends a Final Registration Notice in
January, warning unregistered attorneys that they will be removed from the master roll if they do not register. Upon removal, the ARDC publishes this status publicly to the Lawyer Search section of our website.
If you have been removed from the master roll for failure to register, you can be reinstated by registering and paying the required registration fee and any penalty due.
Computing Penalties: Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 756, ARDC will assess a penalty of $25 per month for each full
month that has passed since January 1st of the year for which you first failed to register. (E.g. If you were previously registered and your 2018 registration payment is
completed in January 2018, no penalty will be assessed. If your 2018 registration payment is completed in February, a $25 penalty will be added to the required registration fee.
Registrations completed in March must include a $50 penalty.)
Please note that the $25 monthly penalty will continue to accrue indefinitely, for each successive year that you fail to register.
If you have not registered on a timely basis, you can verify the amount you owe by contacting our Registration Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, at (312) 565-2600 or, from within Illinois, (800) 826-8625.
NOTE: If you tender less than the full amount due, you will not be registered until the balance owing has been received.