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

June 2009, vol. 10, no. 4

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In This Issue…

  • Committee on Government Lawyers presents ethics extravaganza!
    The ISBA’s Standing Committee on Government Lawyers has a worthwhile and lofty goal ... a goal of making ethics seminars for government lawyers informative, fun, and interesting.  
  • Parolee search: Is hindsight reasonable?
    On February 7, 2008, the Illinois Supreme Court decided People v. Wilson, upholding suspicionless searches of parolees by law enforcement officers
  • It’s okay to expunge things….really
    This article will provide a working definition of “record of arrest” and set forth the procedures Illinois criminal justice agencies should take when they are served with a petition for and order of expungement.
  • News you can use…
    Have you heard about FASTCASE? It is the ISBA’s FREE online legal research service which is available to all ISBA members and included in the cost of your membership. It is an unbelievably cost-effective alternative to Westlaw and/or Lexis.
  • Judge Wayne Andersen shares practice tips with government attorneys
    On December 2, 2008, the Office of the Attorney General was honored to have the Honorable Wayne Andersen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois speak as part of the Office’s Distinguished Speakers Program.
  • Summary of recent decisions
    Recent cases of interest to government lawyers.
  • Attorney General issues opinions
    A summary of official opinion Nos. 08-001 through 08-004 and informal opinions I-08-023 through I-08-030 that may be of interest to the government bar.

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