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Section Newsletter Articles on Administrative Law

40 years for Administrative Law newsletter By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, January 2011 A review of this newsletter's history.
Agency lawyers left out of Loan Repayment Assistance Program* By Marc Christopher Loro Administrative Law, January 2011 A look at the content and rules of the Public Interest Attorney Assistance Act.
Homeless twin prevails over CHA By Jewel N. Klein Administrative Law, January 2011 The recent case of Landers v. Chicago Housing Authority.
Administrative law and process legislation passed by the 95th and 96th sessions of the General Assembly By William A. Price Administrative Law, December 2010 This list of bills covers revisions to the Administrative Procedures Act and to the motor vehicle statutes allowing administrative adjudication of county ordinance violations in motor vehicle operation, the first county level administrative law hearings process. The author also compiled a comprehensive list of APA references in legislation from the 95th and 96th General Assembly sessions.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, December 2010 Recent cases that affect administrative law practitioners.
Administrative law case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, November 2010 Recent decisions affecting administrative law in Illinois.
Possible liability for non-governmental organizations that assume state functions: Could homeowner’s associations make Illinois courts revisit their decisions about First Amendment rights on private property? By William A. Price Administrative Law, November 2010 Administrative law enforcement is often delegated to private entities or organizations for, as an example, safety standards development, or for public-private partnerships operating sports stadiums, or in volunteer boards that advise agencies on rulemaking.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, October 2010 Recent cases affecting administrative law.
Meeting notes By William A. Price Administrative Law, October 2010 Status updates on the Section Council's various committees and subcommittees.
2010 National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws will consider revisions to 1981 Model State Administrative Procedure Act By William A. Price Administrative Law, August 2010 View the suggested amendments to the Model State Administrative Procedure Act.
Administrative law case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, August 2010 Recent cases of interest for Administrative Law practitioners.
A long and winding road By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, August 2010 A look at the due process requirements and jurisdictional filing requirements in Bell v. Retirement Board of the Firemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago.
Administrative law decision summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, July 2010 A listing of recently decided cases related to Administrative Law.
Legislation from the 96th General Assembly Administrative Law, May 2010 Illinois legislation from the 96th General Assembly reviewed to date and position taken by the members of the Administrative Law Section Council.
News you can use Administrative Law, May 2010 Upcoming dates of interest for the Administrative Law practitioner.
Summary of recent decisions and PLAs By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, William A. Price, and J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, May 2010 A listing of recently decided cases related to Administrative Law.
EEOC beats back challenge to its jurisdiction to issue administrative subpoenas By Paul E. Freehling Labor and Employment Law, April 2010 An employer has a greater chance of persuading a federal appeals court to hold part or all of an EEOC administrative subpoena by showing that compliance would be unduly burdensome, rather than arguing the subpoena is outside the EEOC's jurisdiction.
March cases Administrative Law, April 2010 Additional case summaries affecting Administrative Law.
The Model State Administrative Procedure Act By Nicole Julal Administrative Law, April 2010 An overview of the Model State Administrative Procedure Act.
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, April 2010 Recent decisions affecting Administrative Law.
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, March 2010 Case summaries of recent Administrative Law decisions.
Summary of Williams v. Board of Trustees of the Morton Grove Firefighters’ Pension Fund and the Village of Morton Grove (1st Dist. 2009) By Marc R. Poulos and Melissa Binetti Administrative Law, March 2010 The First District Appellate Court recently determined that a firefighter/paramedic was denied a fair and impartial hearing on his application for a disability pension, when a corporate attorney for the Village sitting on the Board acted as an advocate rather than as a disinterested decisionmaker
Around the agencies By William A. Price Administrative Law, February 2010 Illinois administrative agencies, boards, and commissions make many of the most important decisions affecting the lives and property of the state’s citizens. Read more about these groups and their powers here.
Model State Administrative Procedure Act revision active at the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws By William A. Price Administrative Law, February 2010 The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws has an active Drafting Committee to Revise Model State Administrative Procedure Act.
Nonlawyer advocates in administrative proceedings By Jeffrey A. Parness Civil Practice and Procedure, February 2010 In Grafner v. Department of Employment Security, 914 N.E.2d 520 (1st Dist. 2009), the court considered whether a nonlawyer hired from an employer services company could represent a former employer in an administrative proceeding before the Department of Employment Security (DES) in a case involving disputed employment compensation benefits allegedly owed a former employee.
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, February 2010 These summaries were prepared by Adrienne W. Albrecht for the ISBA Illinois E-Mail Case Digests, which are free e-mail digests of Illinois Supreme and Appellate Court cases available to members soon after the cases appear on the Internet, with a link to the full text of the slip opinion on the Illinois Reporter of Decision’s Web site. These have been downloaded and reorganized according to topic by Ed Schoenbaum for members of the Administrative Law Section, with permission.
Comment: Voluntary dismissal By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, January 2010 In a December 2009 decision of the appellate court, the Court reminds us to consider the statutory provisions of the Administrative Review Law and to comply with those requirements. Failure to strictly adhere to those requirements deprives a court of subject matter jurisdiction over an administrative review action.
Editorial comment By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, January 2010 Discussed at length in the December Illinois Bar Journal (vol. 97 at page 636) (“Yes” to Nonlawyers in Illinois Administrative Adjudications, by Jeffrey A. Parness) is an Illinois Appellate Court, First District, Fourth Division, case, Grafner v. Department of Employment Security, found at the court’s Web site as No. 1-08-1858 (released August 6, 2009); 2009 WL 242420 (1st D 2009). 
The Illinois State Bar Association’s Amicus Curiae Brief in support of Petitioner-Appellant Administrative Law, January 2010 Illinois Courts Have Found that Nonlawyers Appearing and Participating at Administrative Hearings on Behalf of Others Constitutes the Practice of Law.
ISBA Administrative Law Section Council goes to school By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco Administrative Law, January 2010 On October 15, ISBA Administrative Law Section Council members Jewel Klein, Sheila Harrell, and Ann Breen-Greco gave a presentation to Judge Paul Lillios’ administrative law class at John Marshall Law School. Bios of the presenters were prepared and distributed to the students and the presenters also gave the students handouts.