The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Government Lawyers
October 2012, vol. 14, no. 1
Step up to the challenge—The Lawyers Feeding Illinois campaign will take place FEBRUARY 18-MARCH 1, 2013. Find out how you can help the more than 1.9 million people facing hunger in Illinois by going to www.lawyersfeedingil.org.
In This Issue…
- Comments from the Chair
A message from Committee Chair Sharon Eiseman.
- Updating eavesdropping: ACLU v. Alvarez and potential legislation
ACLU v. Alvarez changed the landscape of the eavesdropping law in Illinois. Prosecutors can no longer enforce the law against people who openly record police officers performing their duties in public.
- Someone you should know: Patrick Blanchard, Independent Inspector General for Cook County
We have chosen to feature IIG Blanchard in this issue of The Public Servant so we might learn what made him aspire to be the first lawyer serving in such an important role and how this relatively new office and officer are faring since the position was created only four years ago.
- ISBA President challenges Illinois lawyers to fight hunger
ISBA President John Thies invites all law firms and legal organizations statewide to participate in a food and fundraising drive during the final two weeks in February 2013.
Author and Judge Michael Hyman provides his list of DOs and DONTs that apply equally to proceedings in court and everyday life at the office.
- Attorney General issues opinions
Recent opinions issued by the Illinois Attorney General.
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