Attorney General issues opinionsBy Lynn PattonDecember 2006Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 2005 Supp.)), the Attorney General is authorized, upon request, to furnish written legal opinions to State officers and State’s Attorneys on matters relating to their official duties.
Attorney General issues opinionsBy Cynthia I. Ervin & Lynn PattonJune 2006Under section 4 of the Attorney General Act (15 ILCS 205/4 (West 2004)), the Attorney General is authorized, upon request, to furnish written legal opinions to State officers and State’s Attorneys on matters relating to their official duties.
Ethics corner: Recent censure of a public sector lawyerBy Rosalyn B. KaplanApril 2006On January 13, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court censured Justin T. Fitzsimmons for professional misconduct committed during the course of his employment as an assistant state’s attorney in DuPage County.
Former Assistant Public Defender suspendedBy Rosalyn B. KaplanDecember 2006While she was employed as an assistant Kane County public defender, Cynthia Sutherin approached three of her colleagues at the Public Defender’s office, as well as another attorney employed by the Kane County State’s Attorney, telling them that she was going to open a law firm with two other assistant public defenders.
From the ChairBy Nancy G. EasumSeptember 2006As the incoming Committee Chair, I want to tell you about the activities the Committee has planned for this year; outline our goals; and thank those that helped make last year so successful.
In-sitesBy Dion DaviDecember 2006There are many Web sites available that provide information related to the criminal justice system. Some provide information about sex offenders and others assist in finding an inmate in a particular facility.
In-sitesJune 2006The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, what we know as HIPAA, was enacted by Congress in 1996.
In-sitesApril 2006Over the years, the Illinois Bar Journal has provided some great research tips for those searching for government agency regulations, policies, interpretive letters, opinions, digests, forms, and other information.
Someone you should know: Lori G. LevinBy Andrea M. WitcherApril 2006Lori G. Levin is unquestionably someone you should know. Her tenacity and curiosity have led to a very successful career in government.