Christine L. Self joined Tueth Keeney with 5 years of experience representing local municipalities and private clients. During this time, she gained experience in collective bargaining, conducting investigations into employee misconduct and advocating on behalf of municipalities and private clients before the Illinois Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor. She has experience in the state and federal courts as well.
Christine is also knowledgeable about how local governments in Illinois operate. She has developed policies and ordinances and advised municipalities on laws such as the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and the Illinois Open Meetings Act. She has closely tracked legislative and case law changes that impact municipalities and assisted them in complying with those changes.
Christine also brings 15 years of experience as a public school teacher to her work in education law. Additionally, she taught at the community college and university levels. She is also involved in school related organizations in her hometown of Chatham, Illinois, including the Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation and Titan Fuel, a program to assist district students with food insecurity issues. These experiences provide her with multiple perspectives from which she can best advise clients.
J.D., St. Louis University School of Law, 2015
- Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic
- Academic Excellence Award Recipient
M.A., History, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
B.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
- Secondary Education Teaching Certificate
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Sangamon County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
Illinois Council of School Attorneys
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Illinois Leave of Absence Laws – Illinois Municipal League Spring Attorneys Seminar, 2019
- Troublesome Employees – Illinois Municipal League Annual Conference, 2017
- Interpreting and Negotiating Your Contract – SIU School of Medicine, 2017, 2018