Attorney General issues opinionsBy Lee Ann SchoeffelDecember 2002Under 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 PattonAugust 2002Under 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 PattonJune 2002Under 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 PattonFebruary 2002Under 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.
Case law updateDecember 2002The circuit court did not err when it denied defendant's motion to transfer venue in a mandamus action seeking to compel defendant agency to comply with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act with regard to a union complaint that "the hospital had failed to comply with the conditions of its construction permit relating to local union issues."
Case law updateAugust 2002The provisions of section 3-111(a)(7) of the Administrative Review Law (735 ILCS 5/3-111(a)(7) (West 2000)) do not allow plaintiff to invoke the jurisdiction of the circuit court to seek an untimely review of the Commission's decision and remand the cause for the taking of "newly discovered evidence."
Case law updateJune 2002Daniels v. Industrial Comm'n, No. 90318 (March 21, 2002). Under section 13 of the Workers' Compensation Act (820 ILCS 305/13 (West 1992)), responsibility for appointing commissioners and for filling vacancies in the office of commissioner of the Industrial Commission is vested in the governor "by and with the consent of the Senate."
Case law updateBy Lynn PattonFebruary 2002Chicago Housing Authority v. Human Rights Commission, No. 1-99-3885 (1st District, October 12, 2001.) Administrative law judge and Illinois Human Rights Commission correctly applied the "mixed-motive" theory of discharge to employee's retaliatory discharge claim.
Ethics cornerFebruary 2002The Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline for the State of Ohio recently issued a decision that may be of general interest to Illinois government lawyers.
From the chairBy Chuck GunnarsonDecember 2002Earlier this year, the ISBA's Standing Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) invited government attorneys to respond to a brief survey concerning bar association membership issues.
From the chairBy Chuck GunnarsonAugust 2002It is with much honor and enthusiasm that I provide the Chair's Column for the first edition of the 2002-2003 Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) newsletter.
From the chairBy Raquel G. MartinezFebruary 2002Are you a government attorney or a private practitioner with government clients?
From the editorsApril 2002In an attempt to maintain the highest levels of timeliness, we break from our usual format to issue this special edition of our newsletter devoted entirely to legislation, both enacted and proposed.
Government lawyers and the attorney-client privilegeBy Rosalyn B. KaplanAugust 2002In In re: A Witness Before the Special Grand Jury 2000-2, No. 01-3386 (7th Cir. April 23, 2002), the Seventh Circuit addressed, at the request of a state official, whether his government attorney could refuse to answer questions posed by a grand jury on the basis of attorney-client privilege.
In-SitesBy Chuck GunnarsonAugust 2002This edition of the In-Sites column contains some useful sites for performing various types of research.
In-sitesBy Chuck GunnarsonJune 2002Many administrative law judges have found Morell E. Mullins' book, Manual For Administrative Law Judges, to be a useful resource in their practices.
In-sitesBy Chuck GunnarsonFebruary 2002As the saying goes, the only two sure things in life are death and taxes. In this issue of In-sites, we will look at some Web sites devoted to both of those subjects, as well as some other less ominous sites.
Legislative reviewApril 2002The 92nd General Assembly re-convened in January, 2002, for the start of the second year of its two-year term.
Legislative updateBy Cynthia I. ErvinDecember 2002The following is the third article in a series of articles summarizing pieces of legislation enacted by the 92nd General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Ryan that may be of general interest to government attorneys.
Legislative updateBy Marc Christopher Loro & Lynn PattonAugust 2002The Legislation Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) completed its third full legislative session in June.
Legislative updateBy Marc Christopher Loro & Lynn PattonApril 2002The following is a short summary of a number of pieces of legislation enacted by the 92nd General Assembly that may be of general interest to the government bar.
Mark your calendarDecember 2002The Standing Committee on Government Lawyers is again hosting a reception as part of the ISBA's Mid-Year Meeting Activities.
News you can useDecember 2002The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability is sponsoring the 2003 Levit Essay Contest for young lawyers and law students who are members of the ABA.
News you can useAugust 2002The Supreme Court Fellows Commission invites applications for the 2003-2004 Fellows Program.
News you can useJune 2002The Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has adopted a rule requiring briefs to be submitted in digital format, both to the court and to each party represented by counsel, in addition to the standard hard copy filing requirements.
News you can useFebruary 2002The Illinois State Bar Association's Standing Committee on Government Lawyers is co-sponsoring the Public Law Office Management Conference which will be hosted by the American Bar Association's Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division on April 12-13, 2002, in San Antonio, Texas.