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An annual survey of administrative law 2000
"Administrative law" concerns the policy making, ratemaking, decision making, rulemaking, licensing and other requirements and procedures of administrative bodies.
Biography of a section council member: Laura Kotelman
Administrative Law Section Council member Laura Kotelman is counsel with the National Association of Independent Insurers, the nation's largest full-service property and casualty insurance trade association.
Case law developments
In January of 1998, the Cook County Collector, Maria Pappas, conducted the annual tax sale of properties which were tax delinquent for 1996.
It is a distinct honor for me to be the Chair of the Administrative Law Section at this time in the history of Administrative Law in Illinois.
This issue of the newsletter contains articles on extremely diverse subjects. It begins with Section council member Tom Battista's outline of some good reasons for practitioners to become and remain members of the Administrative Law Section. Next, Julie Ann Sebastian, immediate past chair of the section council, analyzes a recent Illinois Appellate Court case affirming a circuit court's dismissal of an administrative review action for failure to name the Illinois Department of Employment Security's Board of Review as a party. Articles by two law students follow.
This issue of the newsletter features three articles. Section council member Bernard Paul analyzes recent cases dealing with the vexing question of whether an administrative review action may be joined in one court proceeding with a non-administrative review claim.
Minutes of recent section council meetings
Guest speaker Fred Dickson of the Trust and Estates Section spoke in favor of the proposal for a certification program with respect to estate planning, trust and probate lawyers.
November 16 Law Ed SeriesProgram On Illinois Administrative Law
The Administrative Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association in cooperation with the Government Bar Association and the ISBA Committee on Government Lawyers will conduct an ISBA Law Ed SeriesSERIES on "Illinois Administrative Law" at the Hilton Hotel in Springfield, Illinois on Friday, November 16, 2001.
Opening the Meetings Act to reality—abolishing the “Rule of Two”
Currently the Act prohibits the exercise of free speech between elected officials on public bodies containing five or fewer members. This stifles creativity in solving public problems and inhibits debate and frank discussion of the issues. Officials cannot test their assumptions and data in advance of a public forum.
A primer for appeals to the Property Tax Appeal Board
The intent of this article is to give new attorneys or attorneys new to practice before a state agency a procedural path to follow in order to fully and knowledgeably represent a client in this particular agency's forum.
Reflections from a chair
As immediate past chair of the Administrative Law Section Council, I am honored to recognize the extraordinary contributions of our newsletter editor and join in congratulating Paul Freehling for his 30th year as the section's one and only newsletter editor.
Sovereign immunity bars nursing homes from raising counterclaims against overpayments made to the state
A recent Illinois Appellate Court case has dealt a fatal blow to healthcare vendors seeking a set off of underpayments against overpayments made to the Illinois Department of Public Aid. In Alden Nursing Center-Lakeland, Inc. v. Patla, 317 Ill. App. 3d 1 (1st Dist. 2000), the court concluded that the Court of Claims has exclusive jurisdiction over counterclaims for money damages against the State of Illinois.