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Government Lawyers NewsletterThe newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Government Lawyers

October 2001, vol. 3, no. 1

In This Issue…

  • From the chair
    Welcome to the newsletter devoted to the unsung heroes who serve government clients. Our numbers are significant and our unmet needs are great.
  • Recent developments in Illinois death penalty law and practice
    When, many years ago, I first began a career in the field of state-funded indigent criminal defense, friends, relatives, and strangers would stereotypically react by wondering how on earth I, or anyone, could defend "those people."
  • Someone you should know: Jim Grogan
    Do you have a question about legal ethics? Or maybe a question about judicial ethics? If you are among the seemingly endless list of his friends or acquaintances, you would pick up the phone and call Jim Grogan.
  • Attorney general issues opinions
    Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 2000)), the Attorney General is authorized, upon request, to give written legal opinions to state officers and state's attorneys on matters relating to their official duties.
  • Ethics corner
    In re Schaaf, No. M.R. 17387 (March 23, 2001). Respondent, who was licensed to practice law in Illinois in 1994, began working as a part-time assistant state's attorney in Jersey County, while he was also engaged in private practice; he was hired as a full-time assistant state's attorney in April 1999.
  • In-sites
    One of the most desirable features of the Internet is its ability to quickly disseminate the most recent news and information to its users.
  • Legislative update
    The Legislation Subcommittee completed its second full legislative session in June.
  • Case law update
    Boards of Trustees of the Chicago Heights Police Pension Fund v. Department of Insurance, No. 1-99-1589 (1st District, June 26, 2001.)
  • Hot off the presses
    The Handbook of Illinois Administrative Law is now available for purchase from the Illinois State Bar Association.
  • Committee on Government Lawyers co-sponsors Law Ed Seriesprogram
    A seminar on "Illinois Administrative Law" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2001, at the Hilton Hotel, 700 E. Adams Street in Springfield.

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