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The Public Servant
The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Government Lawyers

March 2001, vol. 2, no. 2

Committee on Government Lawyers co-sponsors Law Ed Seriesprogram

"An Overview of Illinois Administrative Law" will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2001, at the Illinois State Bar Association's Chicago Regional office at 20 S. Clark Street. The comprehensive, all day seminar is presented by the ISBA's Administrative Law Section Council and is co-sponsored by the ISBA's Committee on Government Lawyers and Young Lawyers' Division. The program will preview the newest ISBA publication "ISBA/GBA Handbook of Illinois Administrative Law."

After introductions by Julie Ann Sebastian, Chair of the Administrative Law Section Council, the opening session from 9:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., will feature a discussion by Jean M. Wenger, Cook County Law Librarian, on "Administrative Law on the Internet." From 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., John Nicolay, Chicago, will explain "Researching Illinois Legislation."

Assistant Illinois Attorney General Stephen J. Rotello will examine the "Freedom of Information Act" from
10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. His presentation will be followed by a fifteen minute review of the "Open Meetings Act" by Thomas M. Battista, Deputy Director, Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board.

From 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m, Gerald G. Goldberg of Chicago, will consider "Administrative Hearings­Prehearing and Discovery." Edward J. Schoenbaum, Hearings Referee, Illinois Department of Employment Security, will comment on "The Hearing from an ALJ's Perspective." Cook County Judge Alexander P. White will discuss "Judicial Review of Final Administrative Orders" from noon to 12:30 p.m.

After a 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. luncheon break, registrants will be treated to a panel discussion on "Administrative Agency Practice." Panelists include Glen L. Bower, Director, Illinois Department of Revenue; Claire A.. Manning, Chair, Illinois Pollution Control Board; Terry Shafer, Hearing Officer, Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board; James M. Reilly, Director, City of Chicago Office of Administrative Hearings; and Rosalyn Kaplan, Manager of the Appellate Division, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.

From 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Robert John Kane, Assistant Vice-President, Illinois State Medical Society, will conduct a "Rulemaking Workshop." His presentation will be followed at 3:30 p.m. by a discussion on "Attorney Fees in Administrative Hearings" by William A. Price, Wheaton. The concluding session at 4:00 p.m. is "Illinois Court of Claims" with Ellen J. Schanzle-Haskins, Director, Illinois Court of Claims.

Registration fees are $55 for members of co-sponsoring groups. $65 for ISBA members and $125 for non-member lawyers. For registration details, contact the CLE Registrar at (800) 252-8908, or register on-line at