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Newsletter articles from 2010

The Affirmative Damage Rule By Kevin Lovellette and Cody Cocanig September 2010 The Affirmative Damage Rule gives us the ability to impeach witnesses that we call, thereby limiting the damage done to our case by our own witnesses.
Attorney General issues opinions By Lynn Patton September 2010 A summary of informal opinions that are of interest to government attorneys.
Attorney General issues opinions By Lynn Patton April 2010 Recent legal opinions from the Illinois Attorney General.
Drug asset forfeiture: Will the courts quiet the critics? By Adam W. Ghrist June 2010 Those who argue against drug forfeiture need to answer this question: Do you want to rid your community of the illegal sale of drugs and the crime that comes with it?
Final regulations on the Americans with Disabilities Act relating to state and local government services recently were issued by the Department of Justice By Eileen M. Geary December 2010 A brief review of some of the new provisions under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
From the Chair By Lisle A. Stalter June 2010 An introduction to the issue from the committee's chair.
From the Chair By Lisle A. Stalter April 2010 An introduction to the issue from Committee Chair Lisle Stalter.
Government lawyers: The case for discounted bar dues By James W. Chipman September 2010 A look at what's to come for Committee members.
The Illinois Supreme Court says: “Ryan gets nothing.” Illinois taxpayers under no obligation to fund his retirement By Sharon L. Eiseman June 2010 It is irrelevant to the Court that the felonies for which Ryan was convicted were not committed during his service as Lieutenant Governor or as an Illinois legislator.
In Memoriam: Roz Kaplan By Kathryn A. Kelly and Lynn Patton June 2010 Remembering one of our own.
In sites September 2010 A list of Web sites that disclose information about property and facilities.
In-sites December 2010 A listing of Web sites relating to non-discrimination laws.
In-Sites By Lisle A. Stalter April 2010 Useful Web sites to help you save money.
News you can use December 2010 Attorney General Lisa Madigan has released her newest Play it Safe Guide, a listing of children's products recalled in the past year.
News you can use April 2010 Recent developments of interest to government attorneys.
Question: How is the legal profession responding to the challenges of the recession? Answer: Alternative billing practices By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. and Patricia M. Fallon April 2010 A look at how the current economy is affecting billing practices.
Someone you should know: Sam Brooks, Deputy Managing Counsel with the USPS By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. and Caitlyn Jones December 2010 As someone who has devoted his career to government work and public service, Sam Brooks is someone you should know.
Someone you should know—Tom Ioppolo, Assistant Attorney General By Ronald A. Rascia and Anne Hagerty June 2010 Learn about Top Ioppolo, supervising attorney for the Illinois Attorney General's Civil Rights Unit.
Summary of recent decisions By Edward J. Schoenbaum June 2010 Recent decisions of interest to government lawyers.