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Section Newsletter Articles From Tracy Douglas

Personal branding for the female lawyer By Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, October 2018 An overview of the upcoming CLE program, “Personal Branding for the Female Lawyer."
Lowering costs of healthcare by increasing access to midwives and nurse practitioners By Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, March 2018 Medical debts-- like those associated with childbirth-- are a leading cause of foreclosure and bankruptcy. One way to decrease the cost of healthcare is to expand access to freestanding birth centers, midwives, and nurse practitioners.
From the Chair By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, May 2017 An introduction to this issue from Administrative Law Section Chair Tracy Douglas.
Thoughts on Hamilton and the women of his life By Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, May 2017 Rachel Faucette, Eliza Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler Church and Maria Reynolds each have a story to tell about sexism in the colonies and early republic.
From the Chair By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, March 2017 An introduction to this issue from Administrative Law Section Chair Tracy Douglas.
Spotlight on Jewel Klein By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, March 2017 Learn more about Administrative Law Section member Jewel Klein.
Appellate court addresses Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, November 2016 This case highlights some problems with Illinois' concealed carry law.
From the Chair By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, November 2016 A message from Administrative Law Section Chair Tracy Douglas.
Member spotlight: Lindsay Bentivegna By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, November 2016 Learn more about this newsletter's co-editor.
Thoughts on Serial and bias By Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, October 2016 In 2014, the Serial podcast examined the conviction of Adnan Syed in Maryland. There has been much discussion of what went wrong and mistakes by cops and attorneys, but there was not a lot of discussion of the racial and gender bias that may have played a role.
Effect of same-sex marriage on family law By Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, June 2016 By looking at how state courts and the Illinois General Assembly addressed the issue of same-sex parents, state legislatures can examine the ways to adapt family laws.
Supreme Court resolves split on meaning of election board service of process By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, November 2015 The case of Bettis v. Marsaglia resolved the split among the appellate courts about how to comply with serving an electoral board with notice of a lawsuit seeking judicial review.
An overview of new Illinois sexual assault laws By Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, October 2015 An overview of the new laws in Illinois that are designed to help survivors and encourage more reporting of sexual violence.
Supreme Court applies sovereign immunity exception to university disciplinary investigation By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, September 2015 In an interesting case for administrative law practitioners, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled circuit courts have jurisdiction over equitable claims against state universities.
Illinois Supreme Court issues appeal bonds reminder By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, July 2015 The Illinois Supreme Court recently reminded practitioners that appeal bonds must be filed when seeking judicial review of Workers’ Compensation Commission decisions.
Employment Law Update: Who is a Supervisor? Civil Rights Act decisions may limit workers’ ability to sue for discrimination By Tracy Douglas General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2014 General practitioners should be aware of the narrow definition of supervisor and the limitation proof of retaliation when considering taking on employment discrimination and retaliation cases.
Split over meaning of service of process in Election Code needs to be resolved By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, July 2014 The author calls on the Illinois General Assembly to amend the Election Code to define what is meant by "other parties" that must be served in addition to the electoral board as a legal entity.
U.S. Supreme Court limits Georgia v. Randolph’s consent search exception By Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, July 2014 A discussion of Georgia v. Randolph and its ramifications.
Civil Rights Act decisions may limit workers’ ability to sue for discrimination By Tracy Douglas Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 An examination of two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings and a discussion of their impact on Civil Rights Act claims.
Administrative law implications of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, January 2014 This article will discuss the application process and administrative procedures outlined in the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, and note potential issues with its implementation from an administrative law perspective.
Civil Rights Act decisions may limit workers’ ability to sue for discrimination By Tracy Douglas Labor and Employment Law, September 2013 In a pair of 5-4 decisions this past June, the Supreme Court limited the definition of supervisor and increased the standard of causation for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Civil Rights Act decisions may limit workers’ ability to sue for discrimination By Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, August 2013 In a pair of 5-4 decisions this past June, the Supreme Court limited the definition of supervisor and increased the standard of causation for retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Apply for a public administrator or public guardian appointment By Tracy Douglas Trusts and Estates, June 2013 Public administrators and public guardians serve an important role in Illinois by helping with estate administration and protecting the interests of disabled adults.
Bill would allow courts to deny custody or visitation to rapist fathers By Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, June 2013 Illinois allows mothers who gave birth to their rapist’s child to block custody or visitation when the rapist is criminally convicted. House Bill 3128 would change that.
Apply for a public administrator or public guardian appointment By Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, May 2013 Public administrators and public guardians serve an important role in Illinois by helping with estate administration and protecting the interests of disabled adults.
The new Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, April 2013 An overview of the new state agency, which will be up and running on July 1st of this year.
Illinois health-related boards and commissions By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, March 2013 This article discusses boards that regulate doctors and nurses as well as those that license hospitals and health facilities within the state.
An overview of the appointment process for Illinois Boards and Commissions By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, October 2012 This article addresses the appointment process, laws relating to appointments and boards that may be of interest to Illinois lawyers.

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