Attorney General issues opinions on the State Gift Ban ActBy Lynn PattonApril 2000Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 1998)), the Attorney General is authorized, upon request, to give written legal opinions to state officers and state's attorneys on matters relating to their official duties.
Attorneys general issue opinions addressing ethical concernsBy Lynn PattonNovember 2000Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 1998)), the Attorney General is authorized, upon request, to give written legal opinions to state officers and state's attorneys on matters relating to their official duties
Disciplinary cases against public sector attorneysNovember 2000In re Armentrout, 99 Ill.2d 242, 457 N.E.2d 1262 (1983). The Kane County State's Attorney was suspended from the practice of law for two years after he organized a massive forgery of voter signatures on a referendum petition.
Ethics cornerBy Nancy J. KatzNovember 2000Government lawyers face all the ethical dilemmas faced by lawyers in private practice, in addition to some unique problems.
From the chairBy Lynn PattonNovember 2000This edition of the newsletter of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers reflects the Committee's efforts to provide a newsletter that is timely, informative, and most important, germane to the legal and social issues facing government lawyers in the organized bar.
In-sitesNovember 2000As the issues regarding attorney ethics, including ethical concerns for government lawyers, have expanded over the years, the number of electronic resources for attorneys seeking guidance on ethical issues have likewise increased.
In-sitesApril 2000Tracking the progress of legislation at the state and national levels is much easier today than in years past, thanks to two Websites devoted to Illinois and federal legislative matters, respectively.
Introduction from the chairBy Lynn PattonApril 2000Welcome to the premiere issue of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers newsletter.
Legislative update 2000By Marc Christopher LoroNovember 2000One of the reasons that ISBA Presidents Cheryl Niro and Herb Franks advocated the formation of a Committee on Government Lawyers was the recognition that, traditionally, government lawyers have not joined the ISBA in numbers proportionate to their composition in the Illinois bar.
News you can useNovember 2000The Chicago Bar Association's 2000 production of Christmas Spirits is entitled 2001: A Case Odyssey.
News you can useApril 2000The Chicago Bar Association's Christmas Spirit's production last December, entitled Virtual Legality, offered special rate tickets for government lawyers.