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Newsletter articles from 2002

Attorney General issues opinions By Lee Ann Schoeffel December 2002 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 August 2002 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 June 2002 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 February 2002 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.
Case law update December 2002 The circuit court did not err when it denied defendant's motion to transfer venue in a mandamus action seeking to compel defendant agency to comply with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act with regard to a union complaint that "the hospital had failed to comply with the conditions of its construction permit relating to local union issues."
Case law update August 2002 The provisions of section 3-111(a)(7) of the Administrative Review Law (735 ILCS 5/3-111(a)(7) (West 2000)) do not allow plaintiff to invoke the jurisdiction of the circuit court to seek an untimely review of the Commission's decision and remand the cause for the taking of "newly discovered evidence."
Case law update June 2002 Daniels v. Industrial Comm'n, No. 90318 (March 21, 2002). Under section 13 of the Workers' Compensation Act (820 ILCS 305/13 (West 1992)), responsibility for appointing commissioners and for filling vacancies in the office of commissioner of the Industrial Commission is vested in the governor "by and with the consent of the Senate."
Case law update By Lynn Patton February 2002 Chicago Housing Authority v. Human Rights Commission, No. 1-99-3885 (1st District, October 12, 2001.) Administrative law judge and Illinois Human Rights Commission correctly applied the "mixed-motive" theory of discharge to employee's retaliatory discharge claim.
Ethical Considerations in Public Sector Law August 2002 Sponsored by the ISBA Committee on Government Lawyers and the ABA Government & Public Sector Lawyers Division
Ethics corner February 2002 The Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline for the State of Ohio recently issued a decision that may be of general interest to Illinois government lawyers.
From the chair By Chuck Gunnarson December 2002 Earlier this year, the ISBA's Standing Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) invited government attorneys to respond to a brief survey concerning bar association membership issues.
From the chair By Chuck Gunnarson August 2002 It is with much honor and enthusiasm that I provide the Chair's Column for the first edition of the 2002-2003 Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) newsletter.
From the chair By Raquel G. Martinez February 2002 Are you a government attorney or a private practitioner with government clients?
From the editors April 2002 In an attempt to maintain the highest levels of timeliness, we break from our usual format to issue this special edition of our newsletter devoted entirely to legislation, both enacted and proposed.
Government lawyers and the attorney-client privilege By Rosalyn B. Kaplan August 2002 In In re: A Witness Before the Special Grand Jury 2000-2, No. 01-3386 (7th Cir. April 23, 2002), the Seventh Circuit addressed, at the request of a state official, whether his government attorney could refuse to answer questions posed by a grand jury on the basis of attorney-client privilege.
Governor places amendatory veto on House Bill 3098 April 2002 On February 8, 2002, Governor George H. Ryan returned House Bill 3098 to the General Assembly with his recommendations for change.
In-Sites By Chuck Gunnarson August 2002 This edition of the In-Sites column contains some useful sites for performing various types of research.
In-sites By Chuck Gunnarson June 2002 Many administrative law judges have found Morell E. Mullins' book, Manual For Administrative Law Judges, to be a useful resource in their practices.
In-sites By Chuck Gunnarson February 2002 As the saying goes, the only two sure things in life are death and taxes. In this issue of In-sites, we will look at some Web sites devoted to both of those subjects, as well as some other less ominous sites.
ISBA Board of Governors passes resolution supporting government lawyer participation February 2002 At its October, 2001, meeting, the Illinois State Bar Association's Board of Governors adopted a resolution to encourage all levels of government entities to permit government lawyers' active involvement in professional associations.
ISBA supports increase for public defender salaries April 2002 House Bill 549 was passed by the General Assembly to amend section 3-4007 of the Counties Code.
Just between you and me?— privacy and electronic messages By Tambra Cain June 2002 "Hey Sue! Wanna do lunch Thursday?" ... "Mom, we will be home this weekend, please give me a call." ...
Legislative review April 2002 The 92nd General Assembly re-convened in January, 2002, for the start of the second year of its two-year term.
Legislative update By Cynthia I. Ervin December 2002 The following is the third article in a series of articles summarizing pieces of legislation enacted by the 92nd General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Ryan that may be of general interest to government attorneys.
Legislative update By Marc Christopher Loro and Lynn Patton August 2002 The Legislation Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) completed its third full legislative session in June.
Legislative update By Marc Christopher Loro and Lynn Patton April 2002 The following is a short summary of a number of pieces of legislation enacted by the 92nd General Assembly that may be of general interest to the government bar.
Mark your calendar December 2002 The Standing Committee on Government Lawyers is again hosting a reception as part of the ISBA's Mid-Year Meeting Activities.
News you can use December 2002 The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability is sponsoring the 2003 Levit Essay Contest for young lawyers and law students who are members of the ABA.
News you can use August 2002 The Supreme Court Fellows Commission invites applications for the 2003-2004 Fellows Program.
News you can use June 2002 The Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has adopted a rule requiring briefs to be submitted in digital format, both to the court and to each party represented by counsel, in addition to the standard hard copy filing requirements.