Government organizations as clients
, December 2016
The Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct of 2010 address the role of in-house or contract counsel for clients that are not individuals, but are instead organizational entities.
Local governmental lobbying
, January 2016
If as a government lawyer you are advising public officials on the restrictions placed on lobbyist activities, please review any other local government limitations placed upon this profession.
Military-related FMLA provisions
, December 2012
Within the FMLA provisions are benefits framed specifically for members of the armed forces in order for family members: (i) to care for a seriously injured or ill service-member; and (ii) to assist with the civil affairs of a mobilizing, deployed or returning service-member. While the policy intent of the first rationale is readily apparent to enable an immediate relative to care for the returning veteran who is injured or ill, the second rationale’s underpinnings in civil relief may not be as easily intuitive.
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