Section Newsletter Articles on Government Lawyers
But, we were on a break…
, June 2014
There are only a few cases from Seventh Circuit courts examining the issue of whether an attorney may speak to a deponent during a break in a deposition. The courts appear split on this issue.
, April 2014
News articles and parent conversations seem to discuss cyber-bullying more and more. This article provides numerous resources that are available online.
Does the Savings Statute save the day?
, June 2013
In situations where the Illinois Savings Statute allows a plaintiff one year to re-file a cause of action, this time limit may not be tolled by a pending appeal.
, October 2011
Resources for practitioners interested in government transparency and efficiency.
Don’t fear the reaper
, June 2011
As government attorneys, we should have the ability to speak with a Coroner to gather all the information necessary to properly defend or prosecute on behalf of the People.
The Affirmative Damage Rule
, 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.
The continuing expansion of the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act
Local Government Law
, June 2010
The Legislature’s failure to specify its intentions will lead to further disputes between cash-strapped local governments struggling to meet the rising costs of operations and disabled safety employees trying to meet and keep up with increasing health care costs.