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

June 2005, vol. 6, no. 4

In This Issue…

  • Committee on Government Lawyers presents CLE seminar
    On March 7, 2005, the Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) sponsored the seminar, "Basics of the Legislative Process."
  • ISBA recognizes senior government lawyers
    Fllowing the Committee on Government Lawyers' CLE presentation "Basics of the Legislative Process" on March 7, 2005, the committee hosted a networking reception in Springfield to honor nine Senior Government Lawyers for their years of service-to government and to the bar.
  • Price v. State of Illinois: complaint against State’s Attorney must go to Court of Claims
    In Price v. State of Illinois, 354 Ill. App. 3d 90, 820 N.E.2d 104, 289 Ill. Dec. 596 (2004), the appellate court held that because a State's Attorney is a State employee who was acting within the scope of his employment during a sentencing hearing, the circuit courts lack subject matter jurisdiction to hear actions brought against the State's Attorney and related vicarious liability claims against the State of Illinois arising from acts performed within the scope of the State's Attorney's employment.
  • Public defender liability
    In December 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed that sovereign immunity does not bar an action against the attorneys of the Cook County Public Defender's Office for negligence allegedly committed in the course of representing an indigent criminal defendant, pursuant to an appointment by the circuit court.
  • Government lawyers loan forgiveness legislation struggles to find support
    The current version of the Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act, a government lawyer loan forgiveness bill, was introduced in the 109th session of the U.S. Congress by Representative David Scott of Georgia.
  • Legislation preview
    The 94th General Assembly convened on January 12, 2005. To date, 6,198 bills have been filed for consideration by the General Assembly.

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