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Newsletter articles from 2001

711 means more than just a quick cup of coffee By Sheila J. Simon March 2001 What government lawyer doesn't need a little extra help now and then?
Attorney general issues opinions By Lynn Patton October 2001 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.
Attorney general issues opinions By Lynn Patton March 2001 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.
Career opportunities By Peg Tanner March 2001 As part of the service goal of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers, we would like to make you aware of an electronic bulletin board for job opportunities within government service.
Case law update By Lynn Patton October 2001 Boards of Trustees of the Chicago Heights Police Pension Fund v. Department of Insurance, No. 1-99-1589 (1st District, June 26, 2001.)
Committee on Government Lawyers co-sponsors Law Ed Seriesprogram October 2001 A seminar on "Illinois Administrative Law" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2001, at the Hilton Hotel, 700 E. Adams Street in Springfield.
Committee on Government Lawyers co-sponsors Law Ed Seriesprogram March 2001 "An Overview of Illinois Administrative Law" will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2001, at the Illinois State Bar Association's Chicago Regional office at 20 S. Clark Street.
Ethics corner By Rosalyn B. Kaplan and Susan Cox October 2001 In re Schaaf, No. M.R. 17387 (March 23, 2001). Respondent, who was licensed to practice law in Illinois in 1994, began working as a part-time assistant state's attorney in Jersey County, while he was also engaged in private practice; he was hired as a full-time assistant state's attorney in April 1999.
Ethics corner By Nancy J. Katz March 2001 In the last issue of our newsletter, the Ethics corner included the first installment of a digest of ISBA ethics opinions of interest to government lawyers.
First person By Peg Tanner March 2001 Editor's note: In this issue, we introduce a new feature called "First person." In it, we will learn about the diverse practices of some of our government lawyers.
From the chair By Raquel G. Martinez October 2001 Welcome to the newsletter devoted to the unsung heroes who serve government clients. Our numbers are significant and our unmet needs are great.
From the chair By Lynn Patton March 2001 This edition of the newsletter of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers reflects the diversity of the interests, goals, experiences and practice areas of the committee's constituency.
Hot off the presses October 2001 The Handbook of Illinois Administrative Law is now available for purchase from the Illinois State Bar Association.
In-sites By Chuck Gunnarson October 2001 One of the most desirable features of the Internet is its ability to quickly disseminate the most recent news and information to its users.
A lawyer in a non-legal state job: in the belly of the bureaucracy By Karl Menninger March 2001 While there are many lawyers in state service, not all of them represent the state in litigation, act as administrative law judges or are "in-house" counsel for state agencies.
Legislative preview March 2001 The 92nd General Assembly convened January 10, 2001, for the start of its two-year term.
Legislative update By Marc Christopher Loro October 2001 The Legislation Subcommittee completed its second full legislative session in June.
Opinions involving state’s attorneys March 2001 A former assistant state's attorney is not disqualified from handling litigation for his firm regarding the same subject area or areas to which he was assigned as an assistant state's attorney, but, pursuant to Rule 9-101(b) of the ICPR (predecessor to Rule 1.11 of the IRPC) he may not represent any clients in matters if he participated personally or substantially in the matters as an assistant state's attorney, or if the matters were under his official responsibility.
Recent developments in Illinois death penalty law and practice By Stephen L. Richards October 2001 When, many years ago, I first began a career in the field of state-funded indigent criminal defense, friends, relatives, and strangers would stereotypically react by wondering how on earth I, or anyone, could defend "those people."
Someone you should know: Jim Grogan By Rosalyn B. Kaplan October 2001 Do you have a question about legal ethics? Or maybe a question about judicial ethics? If you are among the seemingly endless list of his friends or acquaintances, you would pick up the phone and call Jim Grogan.
Someone you should know: Madalyn Maxwell By Katie Williams March 2001 The year 2001 marks a milestone in Madalyn Maxwell's already amazing life.
Standing committee approves strategic plan By John E. Thies March 2001 During its inaugural year, one of the first activities of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers was to undergo a strategic planning exercise.
State’s attorneys and the First Amendment March 2001 Richard Devine and nine other state's attorneys, including the president of the Illinois State's Attorneys Association, sought declaratory and injunctive relief against the Administrator of the ARDC, claiming that provisions of Rules 3.6 and 3.8 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct infringed on their First Amendment rights and were unconstitutionally vague and overbroad.