Administrative Law Judges-Working togetherBy Ann Breen-GrecoSeptember 2004On June 24, 2004 the Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges (IAALJ) held its annual meeting in conjunction with the year's last meeting of the Chicago Bar Association's Administrative Law Judges Committee.
Analysis of some recent decisionsBy Paul E. FreehlingMay 2004In Lyon v. DCFS, 2004 Ill. LEXIS 361 (Ill. Sup. Court, No. 95643, Mar. 18, 2004), affirming 335 Ill.App.3d 376, 780 N.E.2d 748 (4th Dist. 2002), the Illinois Supreme Court addressed complex due process issues arising in the course of administrative proceedings involving alleged abuse of two school children by Lyon, one of their teachers.
Chairman’s columnBy Thomas M. BattistaJune 2004In the context of an Illinois administrative proceeding, when one discusses procedural due process, a consistent set of rules is unavailable.
Chairman’s columnBy Thomas M. BattistaFebruary 2004The Illinois State Bar Association has for years integrated new technologies with services to its members.
Chair’s cornerDecember 2004It is my distinct honor to be the chairperson of the Administrative Law Section Council this year. The most rewarding part of this position is to serve the Illinois State Bar Association in the company of the fine attorneys on this section council.
Ethics reform a top priority in 2003 fall veto sessionBy James W. ChipmanFebruary 2004After months of intense negotiations, the Illinois General Assembly passed an ethics package that included all of the components Gov. Blagojevich outlined in his amendatory veto of the original legislation last summer.
Expedited child support programBy Yehuda LebovitsApril 2004The Illinois Supreme Court created the Expedited Child Support Program in 1992 when it approved the Plan submitted by the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 100.1. Hearings on cases began in June of 1993.
Fees related to unemployment insurance claimsBy Joseph P. MuellerFebruary 2004Recently enacted legislation and a pending administrative change will combine to mitigate potential pitfalls for attorneys who represent individuals in their claims for unemployment benefits.
Illinois’ commitment to ethicsBy Claire A. ManningMarch 2004The passage of new ethics legislation at the end of 2003 marks an era of legislative reform in a state that has, for too long, carried a sullied, and unfortunate reputation for politics-by-purchase.
InsideDecember 2004This issue of the Newsletter begins with Section Council Chair Terry Shafter Freeman's delightful article about Section Council Vice-Chair Vickie Gillio.
InsideOctober 2004This issue begins with details concerning the electronic information seminar to be held on October 29, 2004.
InsideSeptember 2004This issue of the newsletter includes wonderful articles about the past and the future practice of administrative law.
InsideJune 2004The Chair’s column and the next four articles of this issue of the newsletter, the ninth and final issue for the 2003-04 Association year, all involve different subjects, but in one way or another all concern due process.
InsideMay 2004Some statutes involving an administrative agency provide that potential relief for private persons can be sought solely by the agency, not by the injured party him/herself.
InsideApril 2004The only intersection between administrative and judicial proceedings usually occurs at the point of judicial review.
InsideMarch 2004This issue contains two important articles, both by members of the Administrative Law Section Council. First, Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board attorney Terry Shafer summarizes a very fair decision of the First District Appellate Court that an administrative review proceeding was timely despite a technical violation of the seemingly mandatory Supreme Court rule regarding service of summons.
InsideFebruary 2004This issue of the newsletter contains several treats. Section Council member Jim Chipman summarizes the new ethics legislation recently passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor.
Recent decisionBy Terry ShaferMarch 2004Address for service of summons to Defendant's designated agent in administrative proceeding may be sufficient in a subsequent appeal to the court where timely filed, Defendant had actual notice, no prejudice was suffered and good faith was found.