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As part of our mission to be the premier lawyer service organization for lawyers and their clients, ATG engages in active lobbying and legislative monitoring to protect lawyers' and consumers' interests (learn more).

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Articles and More on ATG Advocacy Efforts

5-24-22 Hot Topic - IDFPR Announces Current DS-1 Form to Remain in Effect
4-12-22 News from ATG - New Era at ATG, Same Commitment to Lawyers
3-4-22 Hot Topic - IRELA Lawsuit Stops March 1 Implementation of New DS-1 Disclosure (Hearing Date: April 8, 2022)
12-8-21 Hot Topic - ATG Settles Litigation with State over DS-1 Disclosure of Financial Interest — New form to be Implemented after March 1, 2022.
5-28-20 May 2020 Trusted Adviser - ATG CEO Speaks out in Praise of Lawyers during COVID-19 - Crain’s Chicago Business Publishes Birnbaum Op/Ed
5-3-19 May 2019 Trusted Adviser - Title Insurance Legislation and Regulation: Preserving the Vital Role of Attorneys for the Benefit of the Public - Update on Senate Bill 1317
4-19-19 April 2019 Trusted Adviser - Illinois Senate Bill 1317: A Step in the Right Direction
8-7-18 Call to Action Bulletin - House Bill 5935: A Shot Across the Bow
6-29-18 Hot Topic - ATG Prevails: Judge Enjoins State from Implementing DS-1 Disclosure of Financial Interest Form on July 1
(see also ATG's Recent IDFPR Victory: What Our Agents Are Saying)
6-28-18 Hot Topic - Consumer Protection: ATG Files Suit to Enjoin the State from Implementing New DS-1 Disclosure of Financial Interest Form
6-8-18 Hot Topic - IDFPR Releases Revised DS-1 Disclosure for Producers of Title Insurance Business
5-8-18 Hot Topic - Update: IDFPR Revision to DS-1 Disclosure Form
4-4-18 Call to Action Bulletin - URGENT: Oppose House Bill 5188
2-27-18 February-March 2018 Trusted Adviser - IDFPR to Hold Second Town Hall Meeting on Title Agent Compensation
2-13-17 March 2017 ATG Trusted Adviser Bulletin - ATG Advocates for Lawyers, Serves Consumers on WGN's Mr. Fix-It Show
9-6-16 Call to Action Bulletin (ATTN ATG Member Agents) - URGENT: Senate Bill 2688 - End Forced Use of Captive Title Agencies
1-31-14 Call to Action Bulletin (ATTN ATG Member Agents) - Submit a Comment to the CFPB - Deadline: February 7, 2014
10-29-12 Call to Action Bulletin - Proposed Changes to RESPA/TILA Disclosures
7-24-12 Call to Action Bulletin - CFPB Releases Closing Disclosure Form: Comments Due No Later than November 6, 2012
6-27-12 June 2012 ATG Trusted Adviser - ATG Advocates in Washington and at Home (see also May 14, 2012, ALTA Advocacy Update)
5-29-11 Call to Action Bulletin - ATG EMERGENCY Call to Action | We Need Your Help This Memorial Day Weekend -- Contact Representatives Now
5-10-11 Call to Action Bulletin - Support House Bill 1293 - Second Notice
5-2-11 Call to Action Bulletin - House Bill 1293 - Keep Counties Open to Private Sales (Letter sent early May 2011)
8-24-10 article: ATG Pushes For Passage Of Auction Sale Legislation
8-23-10 REO Insider article: Illinois title company says HB 5055 would streamline foreclosures
4-27-10 Urge Lawmakers to Oppose the Current HB 5409 - Update
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4-15-10 Call to Action E-Bulletin - Urge Lawmakers to Oppose the Current HB 5409
3-22-10 Crain's Chicago Business: Title Fighter Defends Auction Turf
12-17-09 Call to Action E-Bulletin - Victory! JCAR Passes Bifurcation Rule
12-8-09 Call to Action E-Bulletin - Urge Illinois Legislators to Support the Proposed Informed Bifurcation Rule
8-3-09 Call to Action E-Bulletin - Ask Your Senators to Support HR 1728
7-31-08 Call to Action E-Bulletin - Contact Your Representatives before August 8 and Ask Them to Sign the "Dear Colleague Letter" to HUD