Continuing Legal Education

A Primer on Administrative Law and Rulemaking

October 10, 2012 - October 11, 2012
Wed: 8:50 am-4:30 pm; Thurs: 8:30 am–5:00pm
13.00 MCLE hours, including 2.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Presented by Administrative Law
Co-sponsored by Civil Practice and Procedure, Energy, Utilities, Telecommunications, and Transportation and Real Estate Law

Chicago
ISBA Chicago Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
(map and directions)


Tailor this seminar to meet the needs of your private practice or legal work for administrative law agencies by attending one or both days!

Update your knowledge on administrative law – as well as the rulemaking procedures they employ – with this comprehensive two-day seminar! Day One (Wednesday) is devoted to issues in the rulemaking process, while Day Two (Thursday) covers administrative law proceedings. Administrative law judges, attorneys representing clients in administrative law proceedings, and attorneys participating in the rulemaking process who attend this program will enhance their knowledge of the following intermediate topics:

  • Administrative rule and rulemaking procedures;
  • The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules’ role;
  • Small Business Impact Statements;
    Wednesday:
    6 hrs MCLE credit, including 1* hr PMCLE credit
    Thursday:
    7 hrs MCLE credit, including 1* hr PMCLE credit
  • Pre-trial procedures;
  • Administrative law cases and statutory changes;
  • Circuit court decisions and appeals;
  • Developing terms of consent orders and ensuring probation compliance;
  • Recovering attorney’s fees; and
  • The ethical and professionalism issues an attorney must consider.

 

Program Coordinator:
Commissioner Yolaine M. Dauphin
, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago

Program Moderators:
Commissioner Yolaine M. Dauphin
, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago
Hon. Sheila J. Harrell, Bureau Chief, ALJ, Bureau of Administrative Hearings, Chicago


 

Agenda


Wednesday, October 10, 2012
 

8:50 – 9:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Overview of the Rulemaking Process – Part 1
This in-depth review explores administrative rule and rulemaking procedures, including general rulemaking procedures, emergency rulemaking procedures, and peremptory rulemaking procedures. Part 1 of 2.
Kimberly B. Janas, Secretary and Legislative Liaison, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago
Michael B. Weinstein, General Counsel, State Universities Retirement System of Illinois, Champaign

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  Break (beverages provided)

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.  Overview of the Rulemaking Process – Part 2
Part Two of this in-depth review continues the exploration of administrative rule and rulemaking procedures, including general rulemaking procedures, emergency rulemaking procedures, and peremptory rulemaking procedures. Part 2 of 2.
Kimberly B. Janas, Secretary and Legislative Liaison, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago
Michael B. Weinstein, General Counsel, State Universities Retirement System of Illinois, Champaign

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.  Legislative Review of Administrative Rules and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules Process
Gain a better understanding of the legislative review process for the adoption of administrative rules, as well as the role of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.
Mary L. Craig, Deputy Director, Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, Springfield

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.  Small Business Impact Statement Process
This presentation discusses the small business impact statement process in rulemaking.
Erin Conley, Small Business Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Springfield

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Attorney’s Fees in Illinois State Agency Rulemaking
Get the tips and advice you need for recovering attorney’s fees in quasi-legislative administrative proceedings and after successfully challenging rules that are adopted by administrative agencies.
William A. Price, Growth Law, Warrenville

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Ethical Considerations in Administrative Law Proceedings*
This segment examines the ethical issues and concerns that attorneys and administrative law judges must keep in mind during administrative law proceedings.
Mary F. Andreoni, Senior Counsel, Ethics Education, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, Chicago
 

Thursday, October 11, 2012
 

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Pre-Trial Procedures
Explore the pre-trial procedures that must be accomplished prior to trial, including: preparation, process and discovery.
Gerald G. Goldberg, Goldberg Law Group, LLC, Chicago
Michael K. Goldberg, Goldberg Law Group, LLC, Chicago

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Case Law and Statutory Updates
This comprehensive overview examines important administrative law cases and statutory changes/updates.
William A. Price, Growth Law, Warrenville
Julie Ann Sebastian, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Chicago

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Break (beverages provided)

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Circuit Court Review
In this segment, the speaker examines circuit court appeals and non-statutory means of administrative review.
Carl R. Draper, Feldman Wasser Draper & Cox, Springfield

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.  Appellate Review
This presentation offers insight into the appellate review of circuit court decisions in administrative law proceedings, as well as direct review of decisions entered by administrative law agencies.
Hon. Robert E. Gordon, Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District, Chicago
Hon. P. Scott Neville, Jr., Illinois Appellate Court, Chicago

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  Compliance Proceedings
Gain a better understanding of compliance proceedings with this informative session. Topics include: developing terms of consent orders with agencies, ensuring compliance with terms of probation, and challenges to allegations of non-compliance.
John M. Lagattuta, Labor Relations Director, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations, Chicago
Alan Rhine, Attorney at Law, Chicago

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Professionalism in Administrative Law Proceedings*
Professionalism is a must in administrative law proceedings! This segment explores the court’s expectations of attorneys who appear in administrative law proceedings, as well as the steps administrative law judges can take to ensure professionalism in their courtrooms.
Jayne R. Reardon, Executive Director, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Chicago
Michelle Silverthorn, Education Associate, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Chicago

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Recovering Attorney’s Fees in Administrative Law Proceedings
Attorneys may love the career they’ve chosen but, the fact is, they do this for a living and count on it to pay the bills. Join us for a discussion regarding the reclamation of attorney’s fees in administrative law proceedings.
William A. Price, Growth Law, Warrenville

 

*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval