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Newsletter articles from 2010

Legislation from the 96th General Assembly May 2010 Illinois legislation from the 96th General Assembly reviewed to date and position taken by the members of the Administrative Law Section Council.
A long and winding road By J.A. Sebastian 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.
March cases April 2010 Additional case summaries affecting Administrative Law.
The Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award nomination process has begun By J.A. Sebastian March 2010 Do you know an excellent general practitioner who's been in practice for 20 years? Nominate him or her for the Matthew Maloney Tradition of Excellence Award. Click for more details.
Meeting notes By William A. Price October 2010 Status updates on the Section Council's various committees and subcommittees.
The Model State Administrative Procedure Act By Nicole Julal April 2010 An overview of the Model State Administrative Procedure Act.
Model State Administrative Procedure Act revision active at the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws By William A. Price February 2010 The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws has an active Drafting Committee to Revise Model State Administrative Procedure Act.
News you can use May 2010 Upcoming dates of interest for the Administrative Law practitioner.
Nitpicking, or just plain mean? By Jewel N. Klein August 2010 Two recent decisions that exemplify administrative agency litigation strategies.
Pay your law firm employees properly or risk falling into a financial snakepit By James B. Zouras May 2010 What may begin as a simple misunderstanding—a poorly-handled layoff or even a workers’ compensation matter—can turn into an unexpected and costly nightmare for the employer. As is often the case, a small nugget of prevention can equal a goldmine of cure.
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 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.
A preliminary summary of Provena Covenant Medical Center v. State of Illinois Department of Revenue, Supreme Court of Illinois, Slip Op. 3/18/2010 Docket No. 107328 By William A. Price and J.A. Sebastian April 2010 This verdict upholds the Department of Revenue's decision to deny the nonprofit religious hospital's state property tax exemption.
Rutan v. Republican Party-based challenge will finally get a court hearing By William A. Price August 2010 The Rutan ruling, which grew out of state government practices in Illinois, made it illegal to base government hiring and promotion decisions based on politics, except for policy-making positions.
Save the adverb By Hon. Robert J. Kressel April 2010 18 guidelines to follow when preparing orders.
Save the date: June 2, 2010 May 2010 Attend our CLE program, "Ethics in Today's Government Agencies" on-site or via Live Webcast. On-site seating is limited, so register early!! Go to www.isba.org/cle for more details and registration information.
Save the date: March 5, 2010 By J.A. Sebastian and Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum January 2010 Sign up for the March 5th program!
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum April 2010 Recent decisions affecting Administrative Law.
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum March 2010 Case summaries of recent Administrative Law decisions.
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum 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.
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum January 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. 
Summary of recent decisions and PLAs By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, William A. Price, and J.A. Sebastian May 2010 A listing of recently decided cases related to Administrative Law.
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 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
Using real-time transcription technology in depositions By Damian Capozzola April 2010 Advances in technology have made it possible for the court reporter’s transcript to be displayed on counsel’s computer during a deposition with words being displayed as they are spoken, much like closed captioning on television.
Win or lose, the client may not always be right By William A. Price May 2010 He may have been a fourth-century Roman historian, but Ammianus Marcellinus' views of lawyers and clients is still relevant today.