Attorney general issues opinionsBy Lynn PattonOctober 2001Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 2000)), 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.
Attorney general issues opinionsBy Lynn PattonMarch 2001Under 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.
Career opportunitiesBy Peg TannerMarch 2001As part of the service goal of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers, we would like to make you aware of an electronic bulletin board for job opportunities within government service.
Case law updateBy Lynn PattonOctober 2001Boards of Trustees of the Chicago Heights Police Pension Fund v. Department of Insurance, No. 1-99-1589 (1st District, June 26, 2001.)
Ethics cornerBy Rosalyn B. Kaplan & Susan CoxOctober 2001In re Schaaf, No. M.R. 17387 (March 23, 2001). Respondent, who was licensed to practice law in Illinois in 1994, began working as a part-time assistant state's attorney in Jersey County, while he was also engaged in private practice; he was hired as a full-time assistant state's attorney in April 1999.
Ethics cornerBy Nancy J. KatzMarch 2001In the last issue of our newsletter, the Ethics corner included the first installment of a digest of ISBA ethics opinions of interest to government lawyers.
First personBy Peg TannerMarch 2001Editor's note: In this issue, we introduce a new feature called "First person." In it, we will learn about the diverse practices of some of our government lawyers.
From the chairBy Raquel G. MartinezOctober 2001Welcome to the newsletter devoted to the unsung heroes who serve government clients. Our numbers are significant and our unmet needs are great.
From the chairBy Lynn PattonMarch 2001This edition of the newsletter of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers reflects the diversity of the interests, goals, experiences and practice areas of the committee's constituency.
Hot off the pressesOctober 2001The Handbook of Illinois Administrative Law is now available for purchase from the Illinois State Bar Association.
In-sitesBy Chuck GunnarsonOctober 2001One of the most desirable features of the Internet is its ability to quickly disseminate the most recent news and information to its users.
Legislative previewMarch 2001The 92nd General Assembly convened January 10, 2001, for the start of its two-year term.
Legislative updateBy Marc Christopher LoroOctober 2001The Legislation Subcommittee completed its second full legislative session in June.
Opinions involving state’s attorneysMarch 2001A former assistant state's attorney is not disqualified from handling litigation for his firm regarding the same subject area or areas to which he was assigned as an assistant state's attorney, but, pursuant to Rule 9-101(b) of the ICPR (predecessor to Rule 1.11 of the IRPC) he may not represent any clients in matters if he participated personally or substantially in the matters as an assistant state's attorney, or if the matters were under his official responsibility.
Recent developments in Illinois death penalty law and practiceBy Stephen L. RichardsOctober 2001When, many years ago, I first began a career in the field of state-funded indigent criminal defense, friends, relatives, and strangers would stereotypically react by wondering how on earth I, or anyone, could defend "those people."
Someone you should know: Jim GroganBy Rosalyn B. KaplanOctober 2001Do you have a question about legal ethics? Or maybe a question about judicial ethics? If you are among the seemingly endless list of his friends or acquaintances, you would pick up the phone and call Jim Grogan.
Standing committee approves strategic planBy John E. ThiesMarch 2001During its inaugural year, one of the first activities of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers was to undergo a strategic planning exercise.
State’s attorneys and the First AmendmentMarch 2001Richard Devine and nine other state's attorneys, including the president of the Illinois State's Attorneys Association, sought declaratory and injunctive relief against the Administrator of the ARDC, claiming that provisions of Rules 3.6 and 3.8 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct infringed on their First Amendment rights and were unconstitutionally vague and overbroad.