The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law
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Newsletter articles from 2003
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.
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.
Letter from the chair
One of the greatest things about being the Chair of Women and the Law is getting to work with so many dedicated, dynamic, and intelligent women, including E. Lynn Grayson and Claire Manning, editors of the Catalyst. Because of them you are already reading the second newsletter of this bar year—quite an impressive feat.
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.
Reiteration on child suppot
Every few years it seems appropriate to repeat the basics of the child support enforcement system we have in Illinois, primarily for the benefit of new practitioners.