Clifford Scott-Rudnick has been a lawyer in Illinois for 35 years with membership in
the Chicago, Du Page, Illinois, and American Bar Associations. He is a member of the
Center for Professional Responsibility Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) and
the Association of Continuing Legal Education (CLE). He is the director and past
president of the Land Trust Council of Illinois; serves as president of the South
Suburban Estate Planning Council; and is chair of the Land Trust Committee, a
subcommittee of the Real Estate, Trust and Estate Section of the ABA. Prior careers
include union organizing, labor law and workers compensation practice, and bank trust

Professor Scott-Rudnick has lectured at seminars for many bar groups and community
forums, including the Trial Attorneys of America, Bradley University, National
Alzheimer's Association, the American Bankers Association/American Institute of
Banking, and the Florida State Bar Association Real Estate Section. Other volunteer
activities include serving as vice president and director for the North Side Community
Federal Credit Union, Junior Achievement volunteer instructor, Temple Sholom of Chicago
board director, and is a former member of the Fiduciary Advisory Board for the Illinois
Commission of Banks, Trusts, and Real Estate. He has partnered with fellow attorney
Richard Adler in developing and presenting Professionalism CLE seminars using popular
movies and television programs to stimulate discussion on professional responsibility,
diversity, addiction and professionalism. 

Professor Scott-Rudnick was an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School for more
than 20 years before his appointment as a visiting professor from 2007-2009, and has been
an assistant professor since fall 2009. He has taught courses in Professional
Responsibility, Law Practice Management for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners, Trusts and
Estates, and Legal Writing. He also taught U.S. Legal Research and Writing to Chinese
attorneys at the State Intellectual Property Office Training Center in Beijing during the
summer of 2009. Scott-Rudnick appeared as an expert witness in February 2013 for the
defense at the Rehearing Proceedings after former police officer Drew Peterson was found
guilty of murder in Joliet, Illinois. 

Professor Scott-Rudnick helps coordinate and speaks at CLE programs at John Marshall and
other venues in both Illinois and Florida. 


Ethical Considerations for Illinois-Type Land Trusts, Florida State Bar Land Trust Committee (2014)
Discussion and View of 'The Verdict', Northwest Suburban Bar Association (2013)
Discussion and View of 'To Kill A Mockingbird', Bradley University, Peoria, IL (2013)
Ethics Presentation, Office of Diversity, Legal Education Access Program, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (2013)