Case law updateBy Lee Ann SchoeffelNovember 2003Doe v. Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, No. 1-02-1045 (1st District, June 26, 2003).
Case law updateBy Lee Ann SchoeffelMay 2003South 51 Development Corp. v. Vega, No. 1-01-3251, 1-01-3255, 1-01-3260 cons. (1st District, November 26, 2002).
Case law updateBy Lee Ann SchoeffelFebruary 2003Dahman v. Illinois Department of Human Rights, No. 4-01-0675 (4th District, October 18, 2002).
Encore CLE programBy Cynthia I. ErvinNovember 2003On September 12, 2003, the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers, in conjunction with the Government Bar Association, sponsored a continuing legal education program in Springfield, produced by and for government lawyers, entitled “Ethical Considerations in Public Sector Law.”
Ethics cornerBy Rosalyn B. KaplanNovember 2003Although part of the Web site is still “under construction,” public information about Illinois attorneys, an explanation of the operation of the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission (“ARDC”) rules, and links to use for researching ethics issues are currently available at: .
Ethics cornerAugust 2003Assistant Attorney General Ed Carter, Supervisor of Financial Crimes Prosecutions for the Illinois Attorney General's office, recently published the article "Limits of Judicial Power: Does the Constitution Bar the Application of Some Ethics Rules to Executive Branch Attorneys?" in the Winter 2003 issue (Vol. 27, No. 2) of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal.
Federal rule changeBy Christopher MinixNovember 2003The United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois has adopted an emergency rule banning “electronic devices” from federal courthouses.
The first appearanceBy James F. HoldermanNovember 2003When appearing before a federal judge for the first time on a case, you of course want to make a good impression not only for yourself, but for your client and your case as well.
From the chairBy Marc Christopher LoroNovember 2003I am pleased to report on the activity of the Committee on Government Lawyers since our last newsletter. First and foremost, our ethics seminar, “Ethical Considerations in Public Sector Law,” was presented in Springfield on 12 September 2003.
From the chairBy Marc Christopher LoroAugust 2003Welcome to the first installment of the fifth volume of the newsletter of the Standing Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) edited again this year by Kate Kelly and Lynn Patton.
From the chairBy Chuck GunnarsonMay 2003For my last column, I would like to provide you with advance notice of an upcoming continuing legal education (CLE) event, as well as to thank some hard-working members of the Committee on Government Lawyers.
From the ChairBy Chuck GunnarsonFebruary 2003On December 11, 2002, the ISBA's Standing Committee on Government Lawyers (CGL) hosted a reception for government lawyers titled, "Pride in Our Profession: The ISBA Salutes Government Attorneys" in conjunction with the ISBA's Mid-Year Meeting in Chicago.
From the editorsDecember 2003In 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.
In-sitesBy Lee Ann SchoeffelNovember 2003This edition of the In-sites column provides a listing of some useful Web sites with information about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).
In-sitesBy Chuck GunnarsonAugust 2003The National Archives and Records Administration has placed its United States Government Manual online at <http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gmanual/index.html>.
Legislative updateDecember 2003Creates the FY2004 Budget Implementation Act. Provides that the purpose of the Act is to make changes relating to State finance and revenues that are necessary to implement the State’s FY2004 budget.
Legislative updateAugust 2003The 93rd Illinois General Assembly adjourned on May 31, 2003, and will return for the fall veto session in mid-November.
Legislative updateMay 2003The following is a synopsis of bills introduced during the 93rd General Assembly that may be of general interest to government attorneys.
Legislative updateFebruary 2003The following is the fourth article in a series of articles summarizing pieces of legislation acted upon by the 92nd General Assembly that may be of general interest to government attorneys.
News you can useAugust 2003In an effort to supersede an executive order signed by Governor Rod R. Blagojevich, the General Assembly on May 31, 2003, passed Senate Bill 1901, to amend the Executive Reorganization Implementation Act (15 ILCS 15).
News you can useMay 2003In an effort touted to streamline state government and improve efficiency, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich on March 31, 2003, signed Executive Order Number 10 (2003).
News you can useFebruary 2003The American Bar Association's Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division is accepting nominations for its three national awards, which will be presented at the ABA's Annual Meeting in August 2003, in San Francisco, California.
News you can use: Ethics bill updateNovember 2003On August 26, 2003, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich filed his long-anticipated amendatory veto of House Bill 3412. House Bill 3412, among other things, creates the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act and prohibits state officers and state employees of the executive and legislative branches of state government and the office of the Auditor General from engaging in political activities on state time.