2007 FellowshipBy Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr.April 2007The 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.
Amendments to administrative practice: Is a central core panel a good idea?By J.A. SebastianJune 2007A central core panel is the heart of Illinois Senate Bill 58, introduced on January 31, 2007, by Senator Harmon, which would amend the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and create the Office of Administrative Hearings under the jurisdiction of the Governor, at 5 ILCS 100/12-5.
Chair’s columnBy Bernard Z. PaulAugust 2007The Administrative Law Section Council held its organizational meeting on Thursday, June 21, 2007 in Fontana, Wisconsin.
Chair’s columnBy Bernard Z. PaulJuly 2007A message from Chair Bernard Paul.
Chair’s Column: 2007 legislative updateBy James W. ChipmanMarch 2007The 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.
Chair’s column: A debt of gratitudeBy James W. ChipmanJune 2007It was with a great sense of pride that I served these last 12 months as Chair of the Administrative Law Section Council.
Chair’s Column: Administrative Law Handbook revision updateBy James W. ChipmanFebruary 2007The Handbook of Illinois Administrative Law was last published in April 2001. With any legal treatise, constant revisions are required in order to keep practitioners updated on the latest developments in their field.
E-Mail Retention Policies and the Local Records ActBy Richard G. Flood & Jenette M. SchwemlerJuly 2007While 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?By John H. BrechinApril 2007Public 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 JudiciaryBy Hon. Ann Breen-GrecoJuly 2007The 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?By Patti Gregory-ChangMay 2007The 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 IllinoisBy Jewel N. KleinFebruary 2007If 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 LawBy J.A. SebastianMarch 2007For 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 JudgesDecember 2007A 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.
InsideDecember 2007This 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.
InsideNovember 2007The 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.
InsideOctober 2007This issue of the Newsletter contains a lot of interesting and useful information on diverse subjects.