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

August 2003, vol. 5, no. 1

In This Issue…

  • From the chair
    Welcome to the first installment of the fifth volume of the newsletter of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) edited again this year by Kate Kelly and Lynn Patton.
  • Reflections on Donald E. Ruff: Illinois lawyers have lost a good friend
    While I have difficulty remembering much about my first meeting with Don Ruff--I believe it took place at an annual meeting in Lake Geneva--I vividly remember the second.
  • A short course on advanced directives
    Have you ever been at a social function or family gathering, and approached by a family member or friend with the dreaded words:"You're a lawyer aren't you?"
  • Someone you should know: Jan Paul Miller
    After graduating from Harvard Law School, Jan Paul Miller worked in private law firms in New York and Boston for partners who had previously worked as Assistant United States Attorneys.
  • In-sites
    The National Archives and Records Administration has placed its United States Government Manual online at <>.
  • Ethics corner
    Assistant Attorney General Ed Carter, Supervisor of Financial Crimes Prosecutions for the Illinois Attorney General's office, recently published the article "Limits of Judicial Power: Does the Constitution Bar the Application of Some Ethics Rules to Executive Branch Attorneys?" in the Winter 2003 issue (Vol. 27, No. 2) of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal.
  • Legislative update
    The 93rd Illinois General Assembly adjourned on May 31, 2003, and will return for the fall veto session in mid-November.
  • State’s attorney’s efforts recognized
    Will County State's Attorney Jeff Tomczak will receive the Illinois State Crime Commission's State's Attorney of the Year Award.
  • News you can use
    In an effort to supersede an executive order signed by Governor Rod R. Blagojevich, the General Assembly on May 31, 2003, passed Senate Bill 1901, to amend the Executive Reorganization Implementation Act (15 ILCS 15).

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