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

February 2002, vol. 3, no. 2

In This Issue…

  • From the chair
    Are you a government attorney or a private practitioner with government clients?
  • Someone you should know: Peg Rawles
    As nearly every human being does, Margaret M. "Peg" Rawles has gone through a series of phases in her life.
  • ISBA Board of Governors passes resolution supporting government lawyer participation
    At its October, 2001, meeting, the Illinois State Bar Association's Board of Governors adopted a resolution to encourage all levels of government entities to permit government lawyers' active involvement in professional associations.
  • 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
    The Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline for the State of Ohio recently issued a decision that may be of general interest to Illinois government lawyers.
  • In-sites
    As the saying goes, the only two sure things in life are death and taxes. In this issue of In-sites, we will look at some Web sites devoted to both of those subjects, as well as some other less ominous sites.
  • Case law update
    Chicago Housing Authority v. Human Rights Commission, No. 1-99-3885 (1st District, October 12, 2001.) Administrative law judge and Illinois Human Rights Commission correctly applied the "mixed-motive" theory of discharge to employee's retaliatory discharge claim.
  • News you can use
    The Illinois State Bar Association's Standing Committee on Government Lawyers is co-sponsoring the Public Law Office Management Conference which will be hosted by the American Bar Association's Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division on April 12-13, 2002, in San Antonio, Texas.

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