read this and then, if you like, do something about it: http://www.dailyherald.com/story/comments/?id=325508
couple of things:
a lot of the commentary about this story has been sidetracked with broadsides against the values of conservatives and republicans and whatnot.
whether you're a republican or not, most of the people taking an interest in this story did so because they have some degree of belief in the public library system - as uncharacteristic as this might seem for me, i think that might be important to remember.
that said, this lawyer may or not be a republican but he has made donations to republican causes: such as this listing, from http://www.city-data.com/elec/elec-OAK-BROOK-IL.html:
"Xinos, Constantine Mr. (Self-Employed/Attorney), (Zip code: 60523) $200 to REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE on 09/13/04"
i found that while looking for the information needed to make a complaint about this lawyer. that information, again, is from the ARDC website:
What Kinds of Information Should I Put in My Request for an Investigation?
A request should include all important information that relates to your request. If possible, it should be typewritten or printed to be sure that it is legible. The request should include:
- Your name, address and telephone number;
- the name, address and telephone number of the attorney whom you want us to investigate (include the lawyer's full name, as well as the law firm name);
- Any court case names and numbers;
- A description of what the lawyer did or did not do that may have been improper; and
- Any supporting documents that you have, such as letters, agreements, or other documents involved.
i can't fill out your name, address or telephone number but...
Lawyer: Constantine Xinos, 134 N. Lasalle Street Suite 444 of Chicago, IL 60602, 312-263-6167
- there does not appear to be a court case... yet
- I'm not a lawyer but a description of what the lawyer did might include his failure to live up to the "general standards of conduct" someone mentioned the bar expects their lawyers to follow.
according to the ARDC website "In most cases, we will initiate an investigation where the information you provide us suggests that the attorney engaged in illegal, dishonest or unethical conduct. Filing a request accusing an attorney of unethical conduct is a serious matter to the lawyer." again, i'm not a lawyer - but it seems, at least, "unethical" to me.
- good supporting documents might be the sort of news articles that are currently being published and forwarded about this jackass
any complaints - and i plan to file one - can be submitted to:
the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
One Prudential Plaza
130 East Randolph Drive, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60601-6219
(312) 565-2600 (800) 826-8625
Fax: (312) 565-2320
address and telephone information found at: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/60602-il-constantine-xinos-1093867.html