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

January 2006, vol. 11, no. 2

In This Issue…

  • The lawyer as peacemaker and healer
    As we in the western hemisphere in winter in recognition of the season of lights, peace and brotherly love, it seems appropriate to explore the role of the lawyer as peacemaker and healer and give thanks for the opportunity the practice of law gives each of us to “bring peace into room.”
  • Senate Bill 475—Cause for concern or self-generated crisis?
    On August 25, 2005, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton, Illinois, Governor Rod Blagojevich signed into law, Senate Bill 475 (SB475) which, among other things, effectively places statutory limitations (caps) on noneconomic damages (e.g. pain and suffering) for plaintiffs who file lawsuits against physicians and hospitals.
  • Ending domestic violence one family at a time
    Domestic violence does not discriminate.
  • The new MCLE rules: An overview
    After several years of discussion and debate, the Illinois Supreme Court, on September 29, 2005, adopted new and amended rules requiring all active practitioners licensed in Illinois to comply with a “Minimum Continuing Legal Education” (MCLE) requirement.

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