The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Government Lawyers
January 2012, vol. 13, no. 2
The new 2011 Guide to the Illinois Statutes of Limitation is here! The Guide contains Illinois civil statutes of limitation enacted and amended through September 2011, with annotations. This is a quick reference to Illinois statutes of limitation, bringing together provisions otherwise scattered throughout the Code of Civil Procedure and other chapters of the Illinois Compiled Statutes. Go to https://www.isba.org/store/books/guidetoillinoisstatutesoflimitation2011 for more information.
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In This Issue…
- All members of public bodies required to complete Attorney General’s Open Meetings Act training curriculum
Public body members serving in office on January 1, 2012, must complete the training by December 31, 2012. Persons who become members of public bodies after January 1, 2012, must complete the training curriculum within 90 days of assuming office.
- Is information on privately-owned electronic devices subject to FOIA?—What Public Access Binding Opinion No. 11-006 means to you and your government clients
Opinion 11-006 of the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Bureau firmly establishes that electronic communications, whether shared on publicly or privately-owned devices, can be considered “public records” and therefore, may be subject to FOIA.
- Public employees and free speech
An overview of the history and current trends in the law regarding public employee free speech, as well as practical advice for bringing a claim.
- Final regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act are now available
The new regulations follow the ADAAA’s directive that mitigating measures not be considered in determining whether an impairment substantially limits a major life activity. Mitigating measures can eliminate or reduce the symptoms or impact of an impairment, and can include medication, prosthetics, and assistive technology.
- New MCLE rule changes effective September 27, 2011
A summary of the significant changes to the MCLE rules that apply to all attorneys.
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