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

May 2007, vol. 12, no. 4

In This Issue…

  • Co-Editor’s notes
    One of the goals of the Women and the Law Committee is to promote women in all aspects of the profession.
  • The “Women of the West” Outreach Reception
    On March 30, 2007, the Marshall Gallery of the Northern Illinois University College of Law in De Kalb, Illinois, played host to over 100 women judges, attorneys, law students and guests.
  • Surviving (and thriving) as a young attorney
    According to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, in 2006, women comprised approximately 30 percent of the profession. In private practice, women accounted for approximately 47 percent of summer associates, 44 percent of associates, and only 17 percent of partners.
  • Committee member spotlight: Patrice Ball-Reed, former committee member
    Patrice Ball-Reed, former long-time member of the Women and the Law Committee, was recently honored by the Chicago Defender as a member of the newspaper’s inaugural Class of Women of Excellence.
  • Mastectomy Hospital Bill in Congress
    A mastectomy is when a woman’s breast is removed in order to remove cancerous breast cells/tissue. If you know anyone who has had a mastectomy, you may know that there is a lot of discomfort and pain afterwards.
  • Ground yourself
    As some of you may know, my dad is a farmer. I grew up on a farm just south of the very small town of Shabbona, Illinois. Shabbona?

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