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

August 2002, vol. 4, no. 1

In This Issue…

  • From the chair
    It is with much honor and enthusiasm that I provide the Chair's Column for the first edition of the 2002-2003 Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) newsletter.
  • Government lawyers and the attorney-client privilege
    In In re: A Witness Before the Special Grand Jury 2000-2, No. 01-3386 (7th Cir. April 23, 2002), the Seventh Circuit addressed, at the request of a state official, whether his government attorney could refuse to answer questions posed by a grand jury on the basis of attorney-client privilege.
  • Someone you should know: Juanita Temple
    Inspired to pursue a legal career when our country was experiencing political and social change due to Watergate and the Civil Rights Movement, Juanita S. Temple is the epitome of an accomplished attorney, brightened with skill while maintaining a watchful eye on the community.
  • Unauthorized practice of law in administrative proceedings
    Administrative agencies deciding contested cases need to be aware that the parties before them may have to be represented by an attorney.
  • 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.
  • Legislative update
    The Legislation Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) completed its third full legislative session in June.
  • In-Sites
    This edition of the In-Sites column contains some useful sites for performing various types of research.
  • News you can use
    The Supreme Court Fellows Commission invites applications for the 2003-2004 Fellows Program.
  • Case law update
    The provisions of section 3-111(a)(7) of the Administrative Review Law (735 ILCS 5/3-111(a)(7) (West 2000)) do not allow plaintiff to invoke the jurisdiction of the circuit court to seek an untimely review of the Commission's decision and remand the cause for the taking of "newly discovered evidence."
  • Ethical Considerations in Public Sector Law
    Sponsored by the ISBA Committee on Government Lawyers and the ABA Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division

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