The ISBA embraces a broad definition of diversity as reflected in the committees that make up the Diversity Leadership Council. These committees address issues and concerns related to women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT individuals, disability matters, human rights and immigration. We strive each year to develop a well-balanced newsletter but every edition reflects the articles received and only certain of the diversity-related activities undertaken by the ISBA. Please visit the ISBA Web site at < to learn more about our diversity initiatives. If you are interested in writing for this newsletter, please contact one of the editors.
Our special thanks to ISBA President Paula H. Holderman for her leadership and support of diversity initiatives during her term. With her vision and guidance, the ISBA sponsored a number of one-of-a-kind events bringing Illinois attorneys together to promote diversity. These events included the 30 Female Blackstones Program, Count Me In Reception, Myra Bradwell Rise Up and Reach Back Program and Celebrating Women in the Profession Luncheon just to name a few. Thanks, Paula! ■