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Newsletter articles from 2011

Adjusting to the practice of law: Reflections on five years of practice By Ebony R. Huddleston October 2011 As a new attorney in a small firm, the author has discovered three important things for which law school could not have prepared her.
Attorney mentoring—Pass it on By Jayne Reardon October 2011 In October of last year the Illinois Supreme Court adopted Supreme Court Rule 795(d)(12), which provides that lawyers completing a year-long structured mentoring program, as either mentors or mentees, may satisfy their entire professional responsibility CLE requirement.
Breach Notification Laws—What every business owner needs to know By Gary Zhao and Peter Maris October 2011 For any multi-state or nationwide business, preventing information security breaches is most likely the easiest and cheapest way to comply with breach notification laws.
Chair’s column By Ebony R. Huddleston December 2011 An introduction to the issue from Committee Chair Ebony Huddleston.
Chair’s column By Ebony R. Huddleston October 2011 An introduction from Committee Chair Ebony Huddleston.
Diversity Fellow Spotlight—Beverly A. Allen, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. By Beverly Yang December 2011 Given her decades-long dedication to serving those who cannot afford legal services, advocating on behalf of minorities and fighting for equal justice, it is only fitting that Beverly has been appointed to the ISBA Diversity Leadership Council as a 2011-2012 Fellow.
Interview of Sonni C. Williams, 2010 ISBA award recipient February 2011 Ms. Williams received the The Board of Governors Award in recognition for her exemplary service to the profession and the ISBA.
The ISBA Diversity Leadership Award December 2011 Nomination and eligibility information for this important award, which recognizes long-standing, continuing and exceptional commitment by an individual or an organization to the critical importance of diversity within the Illinois legal community, its judiciary and within the Illinois State Bar Association.
Key strategies for generating profitable new clients By Byron G. Sabol February 2011 Clients do business with, and refer business to, lawyers they know, like, and trust. By focusing marketing efforts on the strategies outlined in this article, women lawyers will become better known and liked by clients.
Letter from the Chair By Amina Saeed February 2011 A letter to colleagues from Committee Chair Amina Saeed.
Our own Gary Zhao named one of Chicago Magazine’s ‘40 under 40’ December 2011 Learn more about Gary Zhao, a member of this Committee and a recent Chicago Magazine honoree.
Raja Krishnamoorthi’s Remarks at the Peoria County Bar Association’s Diversity Luncheon, September 2, 2010 February 2011 Read a transcript of the address given at the Annual Diversity Luncheon.
Saint or sinner? The efficacy of the proposed “1,000 Shareholder” amendment to Section 12(g) By Cory White December 2011 Some lawmakers and regulators see the current “500 shareholder rule” of section 12(g) as a hindrance to capital formation, which has always been a stated goal of the SEC and other financial regulators. Representatives David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Jim Himes (D-CT) have introduced a bill that will amend Section 12(g).
“So You Want to Be an Attorney”: The REM Committee Cable TV program By Daniel R. Saeedi February 2011 The Rational and Ethnic Minorities and the Law Committee recently sponsored a cable TV program, "So You Want to Be an Attorney." View it at here.