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Women and the Law NewsletterThe newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law

September 2003, vol. 9, no. 1

In This Issue…

  • Letter from the chair
    As chair of the ISBA Women and the Law Standing Committee, I'd like to welcome you to the 2003-04 bar year. Looking back in time, the committee has had some very talented and enthusiastic leaders, including ISBA Third Vice-President Irene Bahr, Angela Imbierowicz, Kate Kelly, and last year's chair Gilda Hudson-Winfield.
  • One of our own to become Bar president
    Irene Bahr, one of the founders of ISBA's Special Committee on Women and the Law, and a tenacious advocate of women's issues within the legal community, is to become President of ISBA in 2006.
  • One person’s trash is another’s treasure…
    How much used computer equipment do you have lying around the office or at home?
  • Positive changes for female trial attorneys in Illinois
    There have been many positive changes for female trial attorneys in Illinois.
  • Insights into career moves by women lawyers
    A recent study reported in Recasting the Brass Ring: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Workplace Opportunities For Women Lawyers (29 Capital University Law Review 923 (2002)) shows women move more often than men, women move earlier in their careers than men and women are more likely than men to make moves characterized as horizontal or even downwards.
  • Collaborative law— A new way to work the old problem of divorce
    If the term "collaborative law" is not already familiar to you, it soon will be. Illinois has recently joined a number of other states in forming a collaborative law institute for the education and promotion of this newest model of dispute resolution
  • Did you know…
    * The University of Illinois at Springfield's Women's Center hosts the Central Illinois Women's Action (CIWA) e-mail list--a moderated forum for the posting of events and other short announcements of interest to women.

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