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Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the LawThe newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law

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Newsletter articles from 2004

Betty Jang named YLD Attorney of the Year - Downstate By Timijanel Boyd Odom November 2004 The year 2004 rings loud with congratulations for this Committee's second award recipient, Betty Jang, since the inception of the Young Lawyers Division Attorney of the Year Recognition four years ago.
Fractured fairy tales-How children’s classics can reinforce harmful stereotypes By Alice M. Noble-Allgire March 2004 A few years back, I found myself spending time with the four-year-old daughter of some friends. We stretched out on the living room floor with a couple of tiny plastic figurines and a long-necked stuffed animal to amuse ourselves.
From the Editor By Susan M. Brazas November 2004 (Notice to librarians: The following issues were published in Volume 14 of this newsletter during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004: September, No. 1; December, No. 2; March, No. 3; May, No. 4.)
From the editors By Susan M. Witt March 2004 Vickie A. Gillio and I are pleased to serve as co-Editors for this year's newsletter of the ISBA Standing Committee on Minority and Women Participation.
The history of women in the Justinian Society By Anita M. DeCarlo and Katherine A. Amari May 2004 When you first think of women in the Justinian Society of Lawyers, the first person that comes to mind is Judge Gloria Coco. Of course, Judge Coco was our first and, to date, only woman president of the Justinians.
Illinois clergy as mandated reporters By Maria M. Ramirez Strohmeier March 2004 The attorney-client privilege is one of the cornerstones of our profession.
Illinois law school deans are a model of diversity By Alice M. Noble-Allgire March 2004 Illinois reached a significant milestone during the past year when Patricia Mell and Peter Alexander became the first black deans—and Mell the first female dean—at their respective law schools
Illinois Supreme Court issues two decisions in family law area By Susan M. Brazas November 2004 The Illinois Supreme Court has recently issued two opinions significant to attorneys practicing in the areas of child custody and child neglect.
ISBA Board Member Michele Jochner honored as one of “40 Under 40” By Susan M. Brazas November 2004 This Committee's ISBA Board of Governors Liaison, Michele M. Jochner of Chicago, has been named as one of "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch" for 2004.
ISBA to hold conference on the future of the profession By Susan M. Brazas November 2004 On December 9 and 10, 2004, during the ISBA Midyear Meeting in Chicago, a Conference on the Future of the Profession will be held. Attorney George Mahoney of Joliet serves as Chair of the Conference.
Profile of Jorge Montes By Andrew Fox November 2004 This story is about building the future. Since law school, Jorge Montes has been attracted to the ISBA.
Relocation in custody and divorce: Giving weight to the best interests of the custodial parent in alignment with the best interests of the child By Colleen Buckwalter May 2004 Relocation post-divorce presents concerns for the custodial as well as the non-custodial parent.
Scenes from a middle-class vacation By John Reardon Jr. November 2004 The monthly magazine of the Winnebago County Bar Association, "The Lawyer," has recently run some fascinating travel articles describing the vacation trips of some of our Association's members.
Voice of the co-editor By Vickie Gillio May 2004 On April 3, 2004, our standing committee members met in St. Louis for our quarterly meeting in order to bring members together from throughout the state.
Why do we need to revamp custody? By Laura Urbik-Kern May 2004 In the 25 years since the custody act has been written, there has been much discussion among family lawyers about why the custody act is in need of overhaul.