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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 2007

The challenges of being the only __________ in a law firm (or other legal setting) By Elizabeth Gastelum December 2007 The Black Law Students Association of the Southern Illinois University School of Law and the Illinois State Bar Association’s Minority and Women Participation Committee recently co-sponsored a panel discussion addressing the challenges of being the only ________ in a law firm or other legal setting.
Changing the face of the ISBA By Sonni Choi Williams December 2007 In a concerted effort to increase minority and women representation in ISBA governance, on November 2, 2007, the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Minority and Women Participation and the Task Force on Diversity presented a program on “Changing the Face of the ISBA: Tips on Running for Office in the ISBA.”
Continuing the hallmark of diversity awareness at the 4th Annual Peoria County Bar Association’s Diversity Luncheon By Sonni Choi Williams October 2007 On September 17, 2007, the Peoria County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee held its fourth annual Diversity Luncheon and continued the tradition of highlighting the importance of diversity in the legal profession.
A diversity pipeline success story—A new partnership develops from ISBA’s Diversity Roundtable By Alice M. Noble-Allgire December 2007 The Illinois State Bar Association’s diversity pipeline efforts have already spawned at least one successful new partnership, with the promise of more to come.
ISBA Task Force on Diversity By E. Lynn Grayson December 2007 On October 30, 2007, the Task Force on Diversity held its first organizational meeting in Chicago.
Letter from the Chair By Andrew Fox December 2007 For those who have not been with the Standing Committee on Minority and Women Participation in the trenches, a great group of lawyers has been working tirelessly on diversifying the legal profession.
Letter from the Chair By Andrew Fox October 2007 The Standing Committee on Minority and Women Participation is comprised of lawyers from all over the state who selflessly serve the mission of increasing diversity and participation for minorities and women in the legal profession.
Preamble to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa October 2007 The text of the preamble.
South Africa: Transformed by truth and democracy By Gino Betts, Jr. October 2007 The author shares his insights after his trip to Cape Town.
Women Everywhere: Partners In Service Project—Impacting Young Lives By Yolaine Dauphin December 2007 On May 11, 2007, volunteers joined hands to make a difference in the lives of female elementary and high school students in the Chicago area.