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

October 2001, vol. 3, no. 1

Committee on Government Lawyers co-sponsors Law Ed Seriesprogram

A seminar on "Illinois Administrative Law" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2001, at the Hilton Hotel, 700 E. Adams Street in Springfield. The comprehensive, all day seminar is presented by the ISBA's Administrative Law Section and is co-sponsored by the ISBA's Standing Committee on Government Lawyers and the Government Bar Association. Program registrants will receive a copy of the newest ISBA publication Handbook of Illinois Administrative Law.

After introductions by Edward J. Schoenbaum, Chair of the Administrative Law Section Council, the opening session from 8:35 a.m. to 8:55 a.m., will feature a discussion by Professor Frank J. Kopecky, University of Illinois-Springfield, on "Researching Illinois Administrative Law." From 8:55 a.m. to 9:20 a.m., Helen Gunnarson, Administrative Law Judge for the Illinois Human Rights Commission, will speak on "Administrative Law on the Internet." She will be followed by Richard C. Edwards, Executive Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau, from 9:20 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., who will provide a "Guide to Drafting Legislative Documents and Researching Legislative History."

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., the seminar will feature a number of presentations regarding various aspects of administrative agency practice. Claire A. Manning, Chairman of the Illinois Pollution Control Board, will discuss practice before the Board from 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.; Roma Larsen, Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Human Rights Commission, will address administrative practice before the Commission from 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Chad Fornoff, Chief Counsel for the Illinois Court of Claims, will examine the role of the Court of Claims from 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; and Terry Shafer, Administrative Law Judge for the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, will comment on the Property Tax Appeal Board's administrative process from 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This segment of the program will be followed by a thirty minute presentation by Gerald G. Goldberg of Chicago, on "Investigation and Adjudication: Hearings­Prehearing and Discovery." The morning segment will conclude with Matt Franklin, Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Department of Children & Family Services, discussing "The Hearing from an ALJ's Perspective."

After a 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. luncheon break, registrants will hear the judicial perspective on administrative law with the Honorable Tom Appleton, Circuit Court Seventh Judicial Circuit, commenting on "Evidence in Administrative Hearings" from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. followed by the Honorable Alexander P. White, Circuit Court Cook County, addressing "Administrative Review" from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Julie Ann Sebastian, will provide a "Case Law Update" from 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Assistant Illinois Attorney General Stephen J. Rotello will examine the "Freedom of Information Act" from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. His presentation will be followed by a thirty minute review of the "Open Meetings Act" by Thomas M. Battista, Deputy Director, Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board.

From 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Robert John Kane, Assistant Vice-President, Illinois State Medical Society, will describe the "Rulemaking Process." The concluding session at 4:30 p.m. is "Ethics for Government Attorneys and the Administrative Judiciary" with Rosalyn Kaplan, Manager of the Appellate Division, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.

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 217/525-1760 or 800/252-8908. Or, register on-line at