Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices and monthly columnist for the Chicago Lawyer magazine, wrote his February, 2014 column entitled “If Communication Is Rockin’, the ARDC Won’t Come A Knockin.'” In the article, Clifford discusses the importance of lawyers in Illinois taking time from their busy schedules to call their clients and keep them informed on the status of their cases. Clifford states that it is the client, after all, who is most deserving of a lawyer’s time in the first place. Clifford also discusses the importance of taking time to listen to a client’s concerns. In response to this problem, Clifford chose “Ethics of Client Communication” for the topic of his annual Continuing Legal Education program in 2014. Read Bob Clifford’s recent analysis of the importance of maintaining communication with clients, click here.