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Newsletter articles from 2010

2010 National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws will consider revisions to 1981 Model State Administrative Procedure Act By William A. Price August 2010 View the suggested amendments to the Model State Administrative Procedure Act.
Administrative law and process legislation passed by the 95th and 96th sessions of the General Assembly By William A. Price 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.
Administrative law case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum November 2010 Recent decisions affecting administrative law in Illinois.
Administrative law case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum August 2010 Recent cases of interest for Administrative Law practitioners.
Administrative law decision summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum July 2010 A listing of recently decided cases related to Administrative Law.
Around the agencies By William A. Price 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.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum December 2010 Recent cases that affect administrative law practitioners.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum October 2010 Recent cases affecting administrative law.
Chair’s column By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco December 2010 While an attorney and Administrative Law Judge may have different perspectives, they both want to ensure that all steps have been taken in preparation for hearing and in the hearing itself to ensure that the record reflects their best professional efforts.
Chair’s column By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco August 2010 An introduction to the coming year from new Section Council Chair Ann Breen-Greco.
Chair’s column: Equal access to justice By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco October 2010 Advocating and working to ensure that everyone has equal access to legal representation for administrative hearings and court proceedings is vital work for the Administrative Law Section Council.
Chair’s comment page By Marc Christopher Loro July 2010 An introduction to the issue from Section Chair Marc Loro.
Chair’s comment page, April/May 2010* By Marc Christopher Loro May 2010 An introduction to the issue from Section Chair Marc Loro.
Chair’s comment page, February 2010 By Marc Christopher Loro February 2010 The views and opinions of the Section's Chair.
Chair’s comment page, January 2010* By Marc Christopher Loro January 2010 Some days, this column practically writes itself.
Chair’s comment page, March 2010* By Marc Christopher Loro March 2010 The views and opinions of the Chair of the Administrative Law Section Council.
Chair’s comment page, March/April 2010 By Marc Christopher Loro April 2010 The views and opinions of the Chair of the Administrative Law Section Council.
A checklist for judicial review of an administrative agency decision By J.A. Sebastian, Carl R. Draper, and Jewel N. Klein July 2010 A helpful checklist for anyone looking to review an Illinois administrative agency decision.
Comment: Voluntary dismissal By J.A. Sebastian 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.
Comments on Rule 1.13 from the Co-chair of the Joint Committee on Ethics 2000 By Robert Creamer January 2010 The October 2009 IBJ article made no specific mention of Comment [9] to new Rule 1.13 because of space limitations on what could be covered; and many other interesting and deserving topics were omitted as well. 
Corporate shell game shot down by the First District By Patti Gregory-Chang January 2010 On September 1, 2009, the First District handed down a ruling in the case of Vino Fino Liquors, Inc. v. License Appeal Commission of the City of Chicago, No. 1-07-3269 (Ill. App. 9/1/2009) (Ill. App., 2009).
Editorial comment By J.A. Sebastian 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). 
Editors’ note By William A. Price and J.A. Sebastian April 2010 An introduction to the issue from the co-editors of the Administrative Law newsletter.
Flinn Report extracts By William A. Price May 2010 You could read the entire Illinois Register to stay current with new, proposed, and changed rules and administrative agency actions. Or, you can check out the weekly "Flinn Report," which summarizes just about everything for you in a more user-friendly digest.
From the Chair By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco November 2010 The ISBA Administrative Law Section/Council plays a vital role in Illinois in promoting awareness of our work and in providing excellent CLE programs to enhance our professional development.
The Illinois State Bar Association’s Amicus Curiae Brief in support of Petitioner-Appellant January 2010 Illinois Courts Have Found that Nonlawyers Appearing and Participating at Administrative Hearings on Behalf of Others Constitutes the Practice of Law.
In memoriam By J.A. Sebastian April 2010 Remembering Roz Kaplan.
ISBA Administrative Law Section Council goes to school By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco 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.
Klein Construction and the Commission’s duty to review issues By Michael Edwalds July 2010 In a recent decision, Third District Appellate Court noted a conflict between the Workers' Compensation Act and the Commission's rules implementing the Act.
Legal library resources free and available By Hon. Brian L. McPheters April 2010 Enhance your legal research with these alternative resources.