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APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PERFORM LEGAL SERVICES
UNDER ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT RULE 711(g)
Instructions: After completing Sections A, B and (if applicable) B-1, the Applicant shall send the application via email to the
Dean of his/her Law School. After completing Section C, the Dean shall email the completed form to the Applicant, and shall
also email a copy to the Supervising Attorney listed in Section B, as well as the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
(AOIC) at
Rule711@illinoiscourts.gov,
and the MCLE Board at Rule711@mcleboard.org. A completed, signed form shall
serve as proof of the Applicant’s authorization to perform legal services pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 711(g).
Section A. (to be completed by Applicant)
First Name
Middle Initial
Last Name
Street Address
City/State/Zip
Telephone
Email Address
Please check all applicable boxes below:
 I graduated from
on
.
 I HAVE been employed as a judicial law clerk since graduating from law school, OR
 I HAVE NOT been employed as a judicial law clerk since graduating from law school.
 I have not yet taken the bar examination in any jurisdiction, but I have successfully completed the
educational requirements to be eligible to take the Illinois bar examination.
 I am registered to take the Illinois bar examination on
.
 I have taken and received a passing grade on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam
(MPRE), OR
 I have not yet taken the MPRE and I am registered to take the MPRE on
.
 I agree to comply with the MCLE requirements and all ethics/professional rules set forth in Supreme
Court Rule 711(g)(9) and (10).
I hereby certify the information in Section A is accurate and true
/
Applicant (Signature) / Date
Adopted 7/20
APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PERFORM LEGAL SERVICES
UNDER ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT RULE 711(g)
Instructions: After completing Sections A, B and (if applicable) B-1, the Applicant shall send the application via email to the
Dean of his/her Law School. After completing Section C, the Dean shall email the completed form to the Applicant, and shall
also email a copy to the Supervising Attorney listed in Section B, as well as the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
(AOIC) at
Rule711@illinoiscourts.gov,
and the MCLE Board at Rule711@mcleboard.org. A completed, signed form shall
serve as proof of the Applicant’s authorization to perform legal services pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 711(g).
Section A. (to be completed by Applicant)
First Name
Middle Initial
Last Name
Street Address
City/State/Zip
Telephone
Email Address
Please check all applicable boxes below:
 I graduated from
on
.
 I HAVE been employed as a judicial law clerk since graduating from law school, OR
 I HAVE NOT been employed as a judicial law clerk since graduating from law school.
 I have not yet taken the bar examination in any jurisdiction, but I have successfully completed the
educational requirements to be eligible to take the Illinois bar examination.
 I am registered to take the Illinois bar examination on
.
 I have taken and received a passing grade on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam
(MPRE), OR
 I have not yet taken the MPRE and I am registered to take the MPRE on
.
 I agree to comply with the MCLE requirements and all ethics/professional rules set forth in Supreme
Court Rule 711(g)(9) and (10).
I hereby certify the information in Section A is accurate and true
/
Applicant (Signature) / Date
Adopted 7/20
Section B. (to be completed by Supervising Attorney)
The services authorized by Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711(g), which I acknowledge I have read, will be
performed under my supervision by
beginning on ______________ .
Employer Name
Supervising Attorney Name and ARDC #
Employer Address
City/State/Zip
Employer Telephone
Supervising Attorney Email Address
The Employer indicated above is (check appropriate box):
 A legal aid bureau, legal assistance program, organization or clinic chartered by the State of Illinois
or approved by a law school approved by the American Bar Association
 The Office of the Public Defender
 A law office of the state or any of its subdivisions
 A private law office or other legal department or organization with one or more attorneys (if this box
is checked, the Supervising Attorney must also complete Section B-1 below)
I hereby certify that the information in Section B is accurate and true.
/
Supervising Attorney (Signature) / Date
Section B-1. (to be completed only by a Supervising Attorney at a private law office or other legal
department with one or more attorneys)
By checking the boxes below, I hereby certify the following is accurate and true:
 I have been an active member in good standing with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary
Commission or an equivalent authority in another U.S. jurisdiction for the previous five years and have
been an active member in good standing with the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary
Commission for the previous two years.
 To the best of my knowledge, I am not the subject of a pending disciplinary proceeding in any
jurisdiction.
 I currently maintain malpractice insurance coverage that includes coverage for the Applicant’s services
in at least the minimum amount specified in Illinois Supreme Court Rule 722(b)(1), and will continue
to maintain such coverage for as long as I supervise the Applicant.
Adopted 7/20
 I will not directly supervise more than two law school graduates at one time pursuant to Illinois
Supreme Court Rule 711(g).
 I will assume professional responsibility for the Applicant, and in particular acknowledge my
responsibilities as a supervising attorney pursuant to Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct 5.1
(regarding the responsibilities of partners, managers, and supervisory lawyers) and 5.3 (regarding the
supervision of nonlawyer assistants), which I have read.
 I acknowledge that my participation in a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course addressing topics
related to the supervision of lawyers and non-lawyer personnel before or during my supervision of the
Applicant is strongly encouraged, and I am aware that such CLE courses are available to me free of
charge from the Illinois State Bar Association and other CLE providers.
 My experience supervising non-lawyer personnel and/or new lawyers in the practice of law includes
the following:
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
 The for-profit services that I anticipate the Applicant will perform include the following:
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
 I commit to involve the Applicant in pro bono work as defined in Supreme Court Rule 756(f); the pro
bono services that I anticipate the Applicant will perform include the following:
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
/
Supervising Attorney (Signature) / Date
Section C. (to be completed by the Dean of Applicant’s law school)
By checking the below boxes, I hereby certify the following is accurate and true:
 I have reviewed the information provided in Section A of this application, and I verify that I have
issued or would be willing to issue to the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar a “Certification of
Juris Doctorate” free of any qualification or information that reflects adversely on the Applicant’s
character and fitness.
Adopted 7/20
 I have reviewed the information provided in Section B and, if applicable, B-1, and I have verified that
the Applicant’s Supervising Attorney has met the requirements of paragraph (g)(6) of Supreme
Court Rule 711.
 Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 711(g)(13), I agree to collect and report data on the implementation
of Rule 711(g) and provide a report to the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts no later than
December 31, 2021.
By signing below, I hereby authorize
to perform legal services
pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 711(g) for the Employer indicated in Section B. This authorization
shall automatically terminate upon the earlier of:
The Applicant’s admission to the Illinois bar;
Withdrawal of the Applicant’s supervising attorney or employer for cause;
The Applicant’s failure to pass the Illinois bar examination for which he/she is registered, as indicated
in Section A;
Termination by the Supreme Court of Illinois; or
November 4, 2021.
/
Dean of Law School (Signature) / Date
Adopted 7/20
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