Section Newsletter Articles on Government Lawyers
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.
News you can use
, April 2010
Recent developments of interest to government attorneys.
Essay: Law in a time of cholera*
, December 2009
There was an incredible sense of giddiness in our office a week or two ago. In at least some quarters, one could say it was reminiscent of what most of us recall at the end of the bar exam or getting that first job offer.
Law school student loan forgiveness update
, December 2009
On August 25, 2009, Governor Quinn signed the Public Interest Attorney Assistance Act which provides loan repayment assistance to “public interest attorneys.” See Public Act 96-615, effective January 1, 2010. The Act allows for loan assistance of a maximum of $6,000 per year, up to a career maximum of $30,000 in qualified loan forgiveness.