The National Administrative Law Judge Foundation, the public interest arm of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, http://www.naalj.org/, is requesting applications for the 2007 Fellowship.
The Administrative Law Section Council held its organizational meeting on Thursday, June 21, 2007 in Fontana, Wisconsin.
Chair’s Column: 2007 legislative update
The 2007 spring legislative session convened on January 10. After the installation of new members, the 95th General Assembly wasted no time in introducing an assortment of new legislation.
E-Mail Retention Policies and the Local Records Act
While many have leapt to the conclusion that the Local Records Act requires preservation of anything and everything dealing with public business that happens to enter or leave a municipally owned computer, reading the statute three times, as Supreme Court Justice John Roberts suggests, reveals a quite different intent.
E-mail use—When does it constitute a meeting?
Public Act 94-1058 effective January 1, 2007, amends the Open Meetings Act and specifically authorizes members of a public body to attend meetings of that public body without being physically present at the site of the meeting.
Ex Parte Communication—Guidelines for the Administrative Law Judiciary
The concept of ex parte communication is well grounded in principles of fundamental fairness which prohibit a judge/administrative law judge/impartial hearing officer or any neutral decision-maker from communicating with either party in a dispute before the decision-maker, without the participation of the other party. The concept is also generally understood to prohibit any communication from any source, outside the presence of any party that might confer an advantage on any of the parties.
Exhaustion of administrative remedies clarified?
The Appellate Court in Illinois Health Maintenance Guar. Ass’n v. Department of Ins. left as many questions unanswered as it clarified regarding exhaustion of administrative remedies.
Exhaustion, waiver and preemption: Poindexter v. State of Illinois
If you are looking for a primer on exhaustion of administrative remedies, the necessity of making constitutional challenges at the agency level, and federal preemption of state law, the Fourth District’s opinion in Poindexter v. State of Illinois will come in handy.
Guidance on the Illinois Administrative Review Law
For those members who do not regularly review the ISBA Web site electronically (www.isba.org), or link to the Administrative Law Section Council, here’s a quick screen-saver from that Section’s link that provides the mission of the ISBA Administrative Law Section.
Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges
A shared interest in heightening awareness of the administrative law judiciary has long connected Judges Ann Breen-Greco and Berta Requena, who first met at a meeting of the Illinois Judicial Council.
This is a very special issue of the Newsletter. As you can see, the first two articles concern ALJ, and very active Section Council member, Ann Breen-Greco.
The role of attorneys and accountants in administrative proceedings is not identical to their role in a court. Julie-April Montgomery wrote an article for the ISBA Tax Trends Newsletter about their role in state and local tax hearings.
This issue of the Newsletter contains a lot of interesting and useful information on diverse subjects.