Around the agencies
Illinois administrative agencies, boards, and commissions make many of the most important decisions affecting the lives and property of the state’s citizens. Read more about these groups and their powers here.
Recent cases that affect administrative law practitioners.
Recent cases affecting administrative law.
While an attorney and Administrative Law Judge may have different perspectives, they both want to ensure that all steps have been taken in preparation for hearing and in the hearing itself to ensure that the record reflects their best professional efforts.
An introduction to the coming year from new Section Council Chair Ann Breen-Greco.
Chair’s column: Equal access to justice
Advocating and working to ensure that everyone has equal access to legal representation for administrative hearings and court proceedings is vital work for the Administrative Law Section Council.
Comment: Voluntary dismissal
In a December 2009 decision of the appellate court, the Court reminds us to consider the statutory provisions of the Administrative Review Law and to comply with those requirements. Failure to strictly adhere to those requirements deprives a court of subject matter jurisdiction over an administrative review action.
Corporate shell game shot down by the First District
On September 1, 2009, the First District handed down a ruling in the case of Vino Fino Liquors, Inc. v. License Appeal Commission of the City of Chicago, No. 1-07-3269 (Ill. App. 9/1/2009) (Ill. App., 2009).
Discussed at length in the December Illinois Bar Journal (vol. 97 at page 636) (“Yes” to Nonlawyers in Illinois Administrative Adjudications, by Jeffrey A. Parness) is an Illinois Appellate Court, First District, Fourth Division, case, Grafner v. Department of Employment Security, found at the court’s Web site as No. 1-08-1858 (released August 6, 2009); 2009 WL 242420 (1st D 2009).
An introduction to the issue from the co-editors of the Administrative Law newsletter.
Flinn Report extracts
You could read the entire Illinois Register to stay current with new, proposed, and changed rules and administrative agency actions. Or, you can check out the weekly "Flinn Report," which summarizes just about everything for you in a more user-friendly digest.
From the Chair
The ISBA Administrative Law Section/Council plays a vital role in Illinois in promoting awareness of our work and in providing excellent CLE programs to enhance our professional development.
ISBA Administrative Law Section Council goes to school
On October 15, ISBA Administrative Law Section Council members Jewel Klein, Sheila Harrell, and Ann Breen-Greco gave a presentation to Judge Paul Lillios’ administrative law class at John Marshall Law School. Bios of the presenters were prepared and distributed to the students and the presenters also gave the students handouts.