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

June 2006, vol. 11, no. 4

In This Issue…

  • Irene F. Bahr, ISBA President Elect
    The Woman and the Law Committee is proud that one of its founding members, and a strong supporter of women in the legal profession, Irene F. Bahr, will be installed on June 16, 2006, as the 130th president of the Illinois State Bar Association, and only the third woman to hold this position.
  • Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow announces her retirement
    The recipient of numerous awards, including the Glass Ceiling Buster Award from the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award from the American Bar Association, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow has served as a shining example and mentor to women attorneys throughout her magnificent legal career.
  • Ann B. Jorgensen: First Woman Chief Judge of the Eighteenth Circuit
    A graduate of Loyola University and DePaul University College of Law in 1980, Judge Ann Jorgensen started her legal career as an Assistant State’s Attorney in DuPage County and in 1984 entered into private practice in the law offices of John F. Donahue, becoming a partner in the firm of Donahue, Jorgensen, Sowa and Bugos.
  • Lawyer, Know Thyself—Let’s look together behind the facade of a profession in the law for women
    Several incidents, events and conversations converged recently which brought me to reading the book and formulating the ideas I wish to share with you here.
  • Donate a dollar to “WE”
    For our readers who are not already aware, the ISBA Women and the Law Committee partners yearly with WOMEN EVERYWHERE: Partners in Service Project, Inc. (“WE”), to solicit and coordinate volunteer activities for women and children in need around the state.
  • The Chicago Foundation for Women
    The lead article in the March 2006 Catalyst, “Supreme Court Justice Talks About the ‘F’ Word,” summarized the remarks of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she was the recipient of an award from the Chicago Foundation for Women.
  • 11th Annual Networking Breakfast at the Annual Meeting at Lake Geneva
    Southern Illinois University School of Law is once again sponsoring the Networking Breakfast hosted by the Women and the Law Committee during the Annual Meeting at the Abbey in Lake Geneva. The buffet breakfast will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2006.
  • Women and the Law reception at the Creve Coeur Club in Peoria
    The Women and the Law Committee has sponsored numerous receptions throughout the state of Illinois to offer an opportunity for women attorneys to network and socialize.
  • Women in the news
    Congratulations to the new women members of the ISBA Board of Governors: ANITA M. DE CARLO, Chicago (Under 37 – Cook County); and ELIZABETH L. JENSEN, Peoria (Area IV – 10th, 14th & 15th Circuits).
  • Dupuy v. Samuels (DCFS Director), re DCFS safety plans case report
    Entire families, including mothers, fathers, children, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, male and females of any description are possible persons who can be affected by DCFS safety plans.

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