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Newsletter articles from 2000

Attorney General issues opinions on the State Gift Ban Act By Lynn Patton April 2000 Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 1998)), 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.
Attorneys general issue opinions addressing ethical concerns By Lynn Patton November 2000 Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 1998)), 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
Capital developments in Illinois’ criminal justice system By Patrick J. Hughes, Jr. April 2000 Several significant developments in the state's criminal justice system have occurred recently.
Department of Justice attorneys file class-action April 2000 "9,000 Justice lawyers seek back pay; $500 million sought in overtime lawsuit," read the headline of the February 22, 2000, Washington Times.
Disciplinary cases against public sector attorneys November 2000 In re Armentrout, 99 Ill.2d 242, 457 N.E.2d 1262 (1983). The Kane County State's Attorney was suspended from the practice of law for two years after he organized a massive forgery of voter signatures on a referendum petition.
Ethics corner By Nancy J. Katz November 2000 Government lawyers face all the ethical dilemmas faced by lawyers in private practice, in addition to some unique problems.
FOR LOVE OR FOR MONEY? April 2000 Government Lawyer Survey
From the chair By Lynn Patton November 2000 This edition of the newsletter of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers reflects the Committee's efforts to provide a newsletter that is timely, informative, and most important, germane to the legal and social issues facing government lawyers in the organized bar.
Government lawyer survey now on Committee on Government Lawyers’ Web site November 2000 The brief survey for government lawyers that first appeared as a part of the first Committee on Government Lawyers newsletter now also appears on the Committee's sub-site on the ISBA's Web site.
In-sites November 2000 As the issues regarding attorney ethics, including ethical concerns for government lawyers, have expanded over the years, the number of electronic resources for attorneys seeking guidance on ethical issues have likewise increased.
In-sites April 2000 Tracking the progress of legislation at the state and national levels is much easier today than in years past, thanks to two Websites devoted to Illinois and federal legislative matters, respectively.
Introduction from the chair By Lynn Patton April 2000 Welcome to the premiere issue of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers newsletter.
Legislative update 2000 By Marc Christopher Loro November 2000 One of the reasons that ISBA Presidents Cheryl Niro and Herb Franks advocated the formation of a Committee on Government Lawyers was the recognition that, traditionally, government lawyers have not joined the ISBA in numbers proportionate to their composition in the Illinois bar.
News you can use November 2000 The Chicago Bar Association's 2000 production of Christmas Spirits is entitled 2001: A Case Odyssey.
News you can use April 2000 The Chicago Bar Association's Christmas Spirit's production last December, entitled Virtual Legality, offered special rate tickets for government lawyers.
Practice and procedure before the attorney registration and disciplinary commission November 2000 In 1973, the Illinois Supreme Court enacted Rule 751, creating the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission ("ARDC" or "the Commission") to exercise administrative supervision of the registration and discipline of members of the Illinois bar.
Someone you should know: profiles in government November 2000 Following a suggestion in a response to our survey last issue, we have profiled the attorneys who make up the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers.
Someone you should know: profiles in government April 2000 The Honorable David A. Erickson's official job title is the First Assistant State's Attorney of Cook County.
Your chance to support charities through workplace giving By William McGrath November 2000 State and federal employees will have an opportunity this fall to participate in charitable giving through a payroll deduction selection.
Your partner in practice—the Illinois State Bar Association By Robert E. Craghead April 2000 It's not just your father's state bar association any more.