Articles From J.A. Sebastian

Legislation of note By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, March 2016 Legislators have proposed many bills of interest to those lawyers who practice administrative law during the 99th General Assembly.
Supreme Court Announcements By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, March 2016 On January 22, 2016, the Court announced the mandatory e-filing of civil cases in the Illinois Supreme Court and Appellate Court effective July 1, 2017.
Legislation of note By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, November 2015 Please read the summary of Senate Bill 1447 and provide your comments.
Legislation of note By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, September 2015 Effective January 1, 2016, Public Act 99-419 amends the Illinois Attorneys Act regulating the licensing of noncitizens, to authorize the Illinois Supreme Court to grant a law license to a person who, in addition to fulfilling the requirements to practice law within this State, satisfies specific requirements.
Practice Alert: Fee and costs for recovery plaintiffs and small municipalities now apply in certain administrative review cases, effective January 2015 By J.A. Sebastian General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2015 Public Act 98-1105, which became effective on January 1, 2015, creates a new section in Article V of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. & J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, February 2015 Summaries of recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Costs for plaintiffs and small municipalities under ARL, effective January 2015 By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, February 2015 Public Act 98-1105 became effective on January 1, 2015 and provides for a completely new provision related to the Illinois Administrative Review Law.
Effective January 1, 2015, legislation authorizes out-of-state counsel to appear before state agencies as provided by Supreme Court Rule 707 By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, February 2015 Public Act 98-895, signed and approved by Governor Quinn on August 15, 2014, provides that out-of-state counsel attorneys licensed in another state, territory, or commonwealth of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country may appear before a hearing officer, administrative law judge, or other adjudicatory officer or body of a department of state government as provided in Illinois Supreme Court Rule 707.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Shoenbaum, Jr. & J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, December 2014 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
From the editors By J.A. Sebastian & William A. Price Administrative Law, July 2014 An introduction to the issue from co-editors J.A. Sebastian and Bill Price.
Proposed legislation awards all court costs and attorney fees for appeals filed under Administrative Review Law of decisions of municipal code hearing officers By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, July 2014 Read the statute to find out how this proposed legislation could affect you.
Mandamus denied for Dumas By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, February 2014 On February 7, 2014, the Illinois Appellate Court reiterated a long-standing principle of law relating to mandamus relief.
Impermissible venue under section 3-104 of the Administrative Review Law (735 ILCS 5/3-104) By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, October 2013 The recent decision of Slepicka v. State of Illinois, Department Of Public Health serves as an important reminder to read the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and the statutory provision that creates the state agency together, to determine the permissible venue under both the governing statute and section 3-104 of the Administrative Review Law.
Service by e-mail approved by the Illinois Supreme Court By J.A. Sebastian Bench and Bar, February 2013 Effective January 1, 2013, Supreme Court Rules 11, 12, and 131 were amended.
Service by e-mail approved by the Illinois Supreme Court By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, February 2013 Effective January 1, 2013, Supreme Court Rules 11, 12, and 131 were amended.
Court disposes of nullity rule in Downtown Disposal Services, Inc. By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, December 2012 The Court pondered two significant questions in Downtown Disposal Services, Inc. v. City of Chicago: First, whether the corporation’s president engaged in the unauthorized practice of law when he filled in four blank pro se forms for administrative review. And second, whether the complaint for administrative review filed by a corporation’s president, on behalf of the corporation, is a nullity because the president engaged in the unauthorized practice of law and a corporation must be represented by counsel in legal proceedings. 
U.S. Supreme Court rules that APA provides for judicial review in Sackett v. EPA By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, May 2012 An update in the case of Sackett v. EPA.
Editor’s announcement By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, March 2012 A significant case for administrative law practitioners, Downtown Disposal Services, Inc. v. City of Chicago, will be heard at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Editor’s comments By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, March 2012 An introduction to the issue from Editor J.A. Sebastian.
March matters worth your time… By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, March 2012 Mark your calendar for three important and fast-approaching events!
A few cases of particular note and the collection of case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum & J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, September 2011 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
It’s the end of the citation system as we know it…. By J.A. Sebastian General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2011 An explanation of Illinois' new case citation system.
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It’s the end of the citation system as we know it… By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, July 2011 An explanation of Illinois' new case citation system.
Catch the replay: Collect all six hours of PMCLE By J.A. Sebastian Bench and Bar, May 2011 For those who missed “The State of Civility and Professionalism – 2011" held on March 18, 2011, the ISBA provides a replay. Go online or call the ISBA at 1-800-252-8908 to order.
Co-editor’s introduction to the May issue By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, May 2011 A note from Co-Editor J.A. Sebastian.
Editor’s comments about this issue By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, April 2011 An introduction to the issue from Editor J.A. Sebastian.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum & J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, March 2011 Recent cases of interest to the administrative law practitioner.
Cases of interest… The Emanuel decisions and a recent unfair labor practice decision By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, March 2011 Summaries of the recent cases of Maksym v. Board of Election Commissioners of the City of Chicago and Pace Suburban Bus Division of the Regional Transportation Authority d/b/a Pace Northwest Division v. Illinois Labor Relations Bd., State Panel, and Urszula T. Panikowski.
The Illinois Home Repair and Remodeling Act Amendment By J.A. Sebastian General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2011 The legislative amendment of the Home Repair and Remodeling Act now creates additional enforcement powers with the private right of action.
40 years for Administrative Law newsletter By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, January 2011 A review of this newsletter's history.

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