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Section Newsletter Articles on Administrative Law

118 significant ($100 million+ in compliance expense or otherwise important) federal regulations pending By William A. Price Administrative Law, January 2016 A January 13, 2016 visit to showed 118 “significant” regulations in the course of agency adoption and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs/Office of Management and Budget (OIRA) cost-benefit analysis and small business impact review.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, January 2016 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
One-act, one-crime inapposite – License revocation not an abuse of discretion By Patti S. Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, January 2016 Smoke N Stuff v. City of Chicago serves as a reminder that license revocation is a possible sanction even when someone’s business is at stake.
Smoke N Stuff v. City of Chicago: Does the One-Act, One-Crime Rule Apply to Proceedings at Municipal Administrative Hearings? By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. Government Lawyers, January 2016 Smoke N Stuff v. City of Chicago serves as a reminder that license revocation is a possible sanction even when someone’s business is at stake.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, November 2015 Recent decisions of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Iowa looks to launch an electronic driver’s license By David M. Clark Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, November 2015 Recently, Iowa Department of Transportation has launched a test pilot program to create an electronic driver’s license to work with smartphone technology.
Legislation of note By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, November 2015 Please read the summary of Senate Bill 1447 and provide your comments.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, October 2015 Recent decisions of interest to administrative law practitioners.
NAALJ national conference coming to Portland Oct. 11-14 By Judy Parker and Camela Gardner Administrative Law, October 2015 Learn more about this exciting conference, going on now!
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, September 2015 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Legislation of note By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, September 2015 Effective January 1, 2016, Public Act 99-419 amends the Illinois Attorneys Act regulating the licensing of noncitizens, to authorize the Illinois Supreme Court to grant a law license to a person who, in addition to fulfilling the requirements to practice law within this State, satisfies specific requirements.
Supreme Court applies sovereign immunity exception to university disciplinary investigation By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, September 2015 In an interesting case for administrative law practitioners, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled circuit courts have jurisdiction over equitable claims against state universities.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, July 2015 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Anatomy of a building code violation administrative hearing: From inspection to judgment By Yolaine Dauphin Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, June 2015 Save the date—June 24, 2015—for this CLE program that will aim to reinforce best practices in the prosecution, defense and decision making processes in administrative hearings generally and, in particular, in a building code violation administrative hearing.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. (Ret.) Administrative Law, June 2015 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Legislation of interest as posted on E-Clips Administrative Law, June 2015 Recent bills administrative law practitioners should be aware of.
Representing a suspended or revoked driver before the Secretary of State; formal administrative hearing for relief pursuant to Section 6-206(a) 9, 10 OR 14 of the Illinois Vehicle Code By Lisa L. Dunn Traffic Laws and Courts, June 2015 A discussion of how to successfully represent a client who is suspended or revoked pursuant to Sections 6-206(a)9, 10 or 14 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
Anatomy of a building code violation administrative hearing: From inspection to judgment By Yolaine Dauphin Administrative Law, May 2015 The Administrative Law Section Council has planned a CLE program for June 24, 2015. This program will aim to reinforce best practices in the prosecution, defense and decision making processes in administrative hearings generally and, in particular, in a building code violation administrative hearing.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, May 2015 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Necessary parties: New case, old issue—Manheim School District No. 83 v. Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, May 2015 In this recent case, the Appellate Court reviewed the trial court’s dismissal of a complaint for administrative review for failure to name necessary parties.
Winston and Lockett: The legacy continues By Carl R. Draper Administrative Law, May 2015 Two of the most important decisions to understand have been specifically identified as potential traps for the unwary when filing a complaint under the Administrative Review Law.
Practice Alert: Fee and costs for recovery plaintiffs and small municipalities now apply in certain administrative review cases, effective January 2015 By J.A. Sebastian General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2015 Public Act 98-1105, which became effective on January 1, 2015, creates a new section in Article V of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure.
Stone Street Partners v. City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings—Non-lawyers cannot represent corporations at administrative hearings By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. (Ret.) Government Lawyers, April 2015 The Appellate Court of Illinois, in Stone Street Partners, LLC v. City of Chicago Dept. of Administrative Hearings, reviewed the issues of notice to corporations of municipal code violations and the propriety of non-lawyers appearing on behalf of a corporation at a municipal administrative hearing.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, March 2015 Summaries of recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
A trio of cases By Barbara J. Bell Administrative Law, March 2015 Summaries of Baldermann v. Chicago Ridge Police Pension Board, Ron James v. the Board of Education of the City of Chicago et al, and Kinsella v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. and J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, February 2015 Summaries of recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Costs for plaintiffs and small municipalities under ARL, effective January 2015 By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, February 2015 Public Act 98-1105 became effective on January 1, 2015 and provides for a completely new provision related to the Illinois Administrative Review Law.
Effective January 1, 2015, legislation authorizes out-of-state counsel to appear before state agencies as provided by Supreme Court Rule 707 By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, February 2015 Public Act 98-895, signed and approved by Governor Quinn on August 15, 2014, provides that out-of-state counsel attorneys licensed in another state, territory, or commonwealth of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country may appear before a hearing officer, administrative law judge, or other adjudicatory officer or body of a department of state government as provided in Illinois Supreme Court Rule 707.
Recent cases By Barbara J. Bell Administrative Law, February 2015 Summaries of the recent cases of Robbins v. Department of State Police Merit Board and Richard Reimer v. the Retirement Board of the Fireman’s Annuity & Fund of Chicago.
Federal regulatory agendas By William A. Price Administrative Law, December 2014 The federal Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) recently released a six-month update of the Unified Agenda, which lists federal regulations currently pending and planned.