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Newsletter articles from 2012

2011 veto session legislation By William A. Price January 2012 The Illinois General Assembly passed a companion bill and primary bill HB3851, which, with House Amendment No. 1, allowed the City of Chicago to use cameras to produce issuance of tickets for speeding. The Administrative Law Section Council commented adversely on same, suggesting full funding for Secretary of State hearings functions, and making some due process suggestions for fairer administrative case resolution under the new law. These comments were sent to ISBA staff and the Committee on Legislation for further discussion and action as appropriate. ■
Administrative law case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum February 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Another successful CLE seminar October 2012 A recap of the Administrative Law Section's most recent CLE program.
Case law summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum January 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Jr. December 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Jr. October 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum September 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum August 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum July 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum June 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum May 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum April 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Chair’s column By Sheila Harrell September 2012 A message from Administrative Law Section Chair Sheila Harrell.
Chair’s column By Sheila Harrell August 2012 A message from Section Chair Sheila Harrell.
Chair’s column By Sheila Harrell July 2012 A message from Section Chair Sheila Harrell.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang May 2012 A message from Section Chair Patti Gregory-Chang.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang April 2012 A review of Lucie B. v. Department of Human Services, which expressly holds that specific findings must be made that are sufficient to allow meaningful review.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang March 2012 A review of the recent case of Sustatia v. Shannon.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang February 2012 A message from Section Chair Patti Gregory-Chang.
Chair’s column By Patti Gregory-Chang January 2012 An introduction to the issue from Section Chair Patti Gregory-Chang.
Chairs’ columns By Patti Gregory-Chang and Sheila Harrell June 2012 Messages from both the outgoing and incoming Section Chairs.
The Constitution’s 225th anniversary: An opportunity lost By Hon. Michael B. Hyman October 2012 The 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution should be a time to raise public awareness of constitutional rights, promote participatory democracy, and foster better appreciation of the document's key elements.
Court disposes of nullity rule in Downtown Disposal Services, Inc. By J.A. Sebastian December 2012 The Court pondered two significant questions in Downtown Disposal Services, Inc. v. City of Chicago: First, whether the corporation’s president engaged in the unauthorized practice of law when he filled in four blank pro se forms for administrative review. And second, whether the complaint for administrative review filed by a corporation’s president, on behalf of the corporation, is a nullity because the president engaged in the unauthorized practice of law and a corporation must be represented by counsel in legal proceedings. 
Editor’s announcement By J.A. Sebastian March 2012 A significant case for administrative law practitioners, Downtown Disposal Services, Inc. v. City of Chicago, will be heard at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Editor’s comments By J.A. Sebastian March 2012 An introduction to the issue from Editor J.A. Sebastian.
Fastcase for Apple devices By Patti Gregory-Chang October 2012 Have you ever wanted to look up a case in court or check a statute just before a meeting? Now it is easy to do.
Former Chair Ann Breen-Greco named District 8 Director of the National Association of Women Judges By Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy March 2012 For more than two decades, Judge Breen-Greco has worked to reduce violence against women, working with women’s groups and elected officials to promote the Violence Against Women Act and continuing to lobby for its funding.
Governor signs Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act changes January 2012 A summary of the new Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act amendments.
The honorable Patricia Jackowiak By Sheila Harrell June 2012 Learn more about Patricia Jackowiak, who currently serves as Director/Chief Administrative Law Judge of City of Chicago’s Department of Administrative Hearings.
Illinois Supreme Court Rule adds unauthorized practice of law to the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission’s responsibilities By William A. Price January 2012 The Illinois Supreme Court has adopted amendments to its rules of practice (751 and 752(a) and 779, effective December 7, 2011. The new rules allow investigation and prosecution by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of instances of unauthorized practice of law by disbarred or unregistered lawyers, and by other persons and organizations.