ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES (IAALJ) IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDICIARY (NAALJ) IS OFFERING A CHALLENGE GRANT SCHOLARSHIP TO BE AWARDED AT NAALJ’s 41ST ANNUAL MEETING AND EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE IN PORTLAND OREGON, OCTOBER 11-14, 2015
As noted above, NAALJ has decided to once again offer the Affiliate Challenge Grant Award. The Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges, Board of Directors has decided to award an additional $300.00 to supplement the base award of $500.00 designated by NAALJ for a grand total of $800.00. The grant monies are intended to be used to offset the costs of attending the NAALJ 41st Annual Meeting and Educational Conference in Portland, Oregon. Recipient’s will receive their award during the Challenge Grant Luncheon on Monday, October 12, 2015.
October is a wonderful time to visit Portland. The weather is mild and the attractions are less crowded. The conference will be held at the beautiful Downtown Embassy Suites, located in the historic district just a short distance away from some of Portland’s finest restaurants and attractions. The negotiated room rate of 189.00 for a suite is a excellent deal for attendees. It is also not too late to get a great rate on airfare.
If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, you need to get your application in right away. All Scholarship Applications Must Be Received By August 25, 2015. Please contact Judge Ted Sherrod at 312/814-4232, if you have any questions.
UPCOMING CLE EVENT
Anatomy of a Building Code Violation Administrative Hearing: From Inspection to Judgment
Date: June 24, 2015
Time: 11:30am until 1:15pm
Location : ISBA Chicago Office, 20 S Clark Street, Suite 900
Honorable Michele McSwain, Senior Administrative Law Judge / Division Chief, City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings, Buildings Hearings Division, will open the CLE program with an overview of a building code administrative hearing. Marlene Hopkins, Managing Deputy Commissioner, City of Chicago Buildings Department, will then provide an overview of the Department, while William Bugajski, Assistant Director Conservation Inspections, City of Chicago Buildings Department, will follow with a presentation on the inspection process. Thereafter, Patti Gregory Chang, Senior Counsel, City of Chicago Law Department, will address the prosecution of a building code violation from inception of a case through pre-trial. To round out the program, Honorable Greg Plesha, Administrative Law Judge, City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings will first review issues that may arise in the course of an administrative hearing, address how to preserve the record, and then preside over a mock administrative hearing of a building code violation case.
The American Bar Association’s (ABA), National Conference Administrative Law Judges (NCALJ) has nominated past chair of the Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges and past chair of NCALJ, Judge Ann Breen-Greco for the coveted Vice Chair of the Division for the year 2015-16. The Judicial Division Vice-Chair position is due to rotate to NCALJ for the 2015-2016 association years. Pursuant to the policy and bylaws of NCALJ, the Judge Ann Breen-Greco was one of four extremely qualified candidates presented to the Nominating Committee of the Judicial Division for its consideration. The Hon. Mary-Margaret Anderson, Hon. Judith Boggs, and Hon. Julian Mann, III were also under consideration. The election for the Vice Chair position will take place at the ABA’s Annual Meeting this August in Chicago. The Vice Chair automatically becomes Chair Elect and then Chair of the Conference.
ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES
SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL COLLEGE
IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS AUGUST 21-22, 2014
THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES IS NOW SOLICITING APPLICANTS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL COLLEGE IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ON AUGUST 21-22, 2014. THE PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION IS ENTITLED “BEST PRACTICES FOR COUNDUCTING ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS” AND WILL BE CONDUCTED BY MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY OF THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL COLLEGE. PARTICIPANTS WILL QUALIFY TO RECEIVE MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDITS.
ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 1, 2014. THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM IS ON THE WEBSITE UNDER MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION. PLEASE CONTACT TED SHERROD AT 312/814-4232 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
SPACE IS LIMITED SO PLEASE APPLY NOW. CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE APPLICATION.
Board of Governors -National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary
Our state administrative legal system is based on the principle that an independent, fair and competent administrative judiciary will interpret and apply the laws that govern consistent with American concepts of justice. Intrinsic to all sections of this Code are the precepts that state administrative law judges, individually and collectively, must respect and honor their office as a public trust and strive to enhance and maintain confidence in our legal system. The state administrative law judge decides questions of fact and law for the resolution of disputes and is a highly visible symbol of government under the rule of law.
This Code of Judicial Conduct for State Administrative Law Judges is intended to establish standards for ethical conduct. The Canons and Sections contained in this code are rules of reason. They should be applied consistent with constitutional requirements, statutes, administrative rules and decisional law and in the context of all relevant circumstances. The Code is to be construed so as to not impinge on the essential independence of the state administrative law judge in making judicial decisions.
The Code of Judicial Conduct for State Administrative Law Judges is not intended as an exhaustive guide for the conduct of state administrative law judges. They should also be governed in their official judicial and personal conduct by general ethical standards. The Code is intended, however, to state basic standards which should govern the conduct of all judges and to provide guidance to assist such judges in establishing and maintaining high standards of judicial and personal conduct.
Except where modified, this Code follows the language of the American Bar Association Model Code of Judicial Conduct for Federal Administrative Law Judges. This Code is also based upon the American Bar Association Model Code of Judicial Conduct (1990). The American Bar Association’s codes are copyrighted by the American Bar Association and are used with permission.
Click Here for the complete copy of the Model Code.