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Newsletter articles from 2010

The Alliance of Illinois Judges June 2010 Established in 2009 by 15 Cook County judges who openly identify themselves as gay or lesbian, the Alliance of Illinois Judges seeks to promote the administration of justice and to improve the legal profession.
Carrying on Lincoln’s legacy: Lawyers who are making a difference today June 2010 Four distinguished Illinois attorneys shared their stories as part of the ISBA’s Midyear Meeting program, “Lincoln’s Legacy: Lawyers Protecting Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
Celebrating Women in the Legal Profession: Remembering the Past and Reaching Out to the Future June 2010 The ISBA’s “Celebrating Women in the Profession” luncheon was held on March 9, 2010.
The Chicago Committee Mentorship Academy: A Model for Mentoring Diverse Associates June 2010 The Chicago Committee Mentorship Academy launched in 2008, and uses a non-traditional model to help new associates find success and fulfillment in their legal practice.
Chicago Foundation for Women June 2010 A summary of comments made by Kelly White, Executive Director of the Chicago Foundation for Women, at its 24th Annual Luncheon on September 24, 2009.
The commitment to diversity should be a badge worn every day June 2010 The Annual Diversity Luncheon has been one of the Peoria County Bar Association's most well-attended and successful events. But if statistics are any indicators, there's still have a long way to go to ensure diversity in the legal profession.
Continuing a proud tradition June 2010 Since it first began in 1993, the Korean American Bar Association of Chicago has undergone tremendous growth and change.
Diversity Leadership Council—Report from the Chair June 2010 An introduction from Chair Alice Noble-Allgire.
E. Lynn Grayson’s Introduction of Judge George Leighton receiving the ISBA Diversity Leadership Award June 2010 An description of the ISBA Diversity Leadership Award and background of its first recipient, Hon. George N. Leighton.
Editor’s comments By E. Lynn Grayson June 2010 A note from Editor E. Lynn Grayson.
Illinois’ legal community unites to raise over $100,000 for Haiti rebuilding efforts June 2010 On March 31, approximately 400 lawyers from the Illinois legal community joined together for an evening in support of charities working in Haiti to rebuild a country shattered by the loss of over 200,000 people as a result of the recent earthquake.
Justice Albie Sachs’ book: The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law June 2010 A description of the memoir by Justice Albie Sachs, who in 1994 was appointed to the Constitutional Court of South Africa by Nelson Mandela.
Obama Administration Outreach to Chicago Legal Community June 2010 On November 2nd, Chicago welcomed back its own Kareem A. Dale, Special Assistant to President Obama, to address issues of concern to the Chicago legal community.
The Unity Dinner and Annual Bar President’s Swearing-In Ceremony unites the legal community in a celebration of diversity June 2010 More than 50 area bar associations came together for the 2009 Unity Award Dinner and Seventh Annual Bar Presidents Swearing-In Ceremony.
Update from the Chair of the Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law June 2010 The mission of the Standing Committee has been focused on educating and creating awareness of issues impacting racial and ethnic minorities.
Update from the Chair of the Women and the Law Committee 2009-2010 June 2010 The Chair provides insight into the Committee's accomplishments this year.