2014 Articles

Appellate court raises its eyebrow at Chicago’s ordinance enforcement machine By Evan Bruno June 2014 A discussion of the recent case of Stone Street Partners, LLC v. The City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings.
But, we were on a break… By Kevin Lovellette & Summer Hallaj June 2014 There are only a few cases from Seventh Circuit courts examining the issue of whether an attorney may speak to a deponent during a break in a deposition. The courts appear split on this issue.
From the Chair By Kevin Lovellette December 2014 A message from Committee Chair Kevin Lovellette.
How to block unsolicited or unwanted telephone calls (revisiting the Do Not Call Registry) By Hon. Steven L. Nordquist April 2014 A review of the Do Not Call Registry Act of 2003 and some of the changes that have been implemented since it was originally adopted.
In-sites April 2014 News articles and parent conversations seem to discuss cyber-bullying more and more. This article provides numerous resources that are available online.
Issues of domestic-violence crimes within governmental employment By Paul Thompson December 2014 A look at the ways the government workforce may be affected by domestic-violence convictions and restraining orders.
Legislative summary of the 98th General Assembly January 2014 Recent cases of interest to government lawyers.
Military leave for governmental employees By Paul Thompson January 2014 An overview addressing state government attorneys who may also serve in the military reserve or National Guard.
A review: Pro se parties and unbundling in Illinois By Athena T. Taite December 2014 Providing limited scope representation is a win-win for pro se parties and the legal community.
Someone you should know: The Honorable Harry Leinenweber By Justin L. Leinenweber April 2014 Learn more about Judge Leinenweber, who was nominated by President Reagan to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1985.
Who can waive a FOIA exemption from disclosure—A mayor or police superintendent? By Patrick T. Driscoll, Jr. January 2014 A summary of the recent case of Michael Dumke v. City of Chicago.