Articles From Paul Thompson

Government organizations as clients By Paul Thompson Government Lawyers, 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 By Paul Thompson Government Lawyers, 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.
Issues of domestic-violence crimes within governmental employment By Paul Thompson Government Lawyers, December 2014 A look at the ways the government workforce may be affected by domestic-violence convictions and restraining orders.
Military leave for governmental employees By Paul Thompson Government Lawyers, January 2014 An overview addressing state government attorneys who may also serve in the military reserve or National Guard.
Five quick questions with Jason R. Boltz, General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Public Health By Paul Thompson Government Lawyers, June 2013 These questions and answers provide insight into the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Military-related FMLA provisions By Paul Thompson Government Lawyers, 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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