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

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Newsletter articles from 2005

The case for expanded stem cell research in Illinois By Gretchen Livingston February 2005 Human embryonic stem cells were first isolated in 1998. Just a few years later, their promise was cut short by the policy of our federal government limiting federal funding of research involving human embryos.
The case for expanded stem cell research: An update By Gretchen Livingston September 2005 Since last fall, when Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes announced his effort to fund all forms of stem cell research in Illinois through a bill that would have taxed voluntary cosmetic procedures and created the Illinois Regenerative Medicine Institute, the move to expand stem cell research here in Illinois has taken a positive turn.
Catch your breath: A little awareness is eye opening By Christine L. Childers February 2005 It takes hearing the stories of others to realize that we do not have it so bad.
The Chicago Bar Association/Alliance for Women: Call to Action for Women Attorneys By E. Lynn Grayson February 2005 The Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women announced its Call to Action for women attorneys on January 25, 2005. This Call to Action seeks to increase the number of women partners and to enhance leadership opportunities for women attorneys in law firms.
Desperate Housewives Chicago style By Margaret C. Benson September 2005 Now that Annie has convinced Roy to move in with her, what will happen with her plan to get guardianship of her orphaned niece?
Franchising opportunities for women By Anita Ponder and Alison Helin September 2005 With the complexities of juggling a family, career, and community service, franchising opportunities are especially appealing to women.
Gala 2005 to honor Quinlan By Susan Pierson September 2005 The Illinois Bar Foundation will celebrate its 7th Annual Gala on Friday, October 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.
Grandparents raising grandchildren-What they should know By Annemarie E. Kill and Avery Camerlingo Kill February 2005 In the U.S. there are more than six million children who live with grandparents or other relatives. In Illinois alone, more than 100,000 grandparents are caring for their grandchildren.
The Legal Aid Safety Net May 2005 Low-income Illinoisans are only able to get legal help for one out of every six legal problems they face, according to a major new study of the legal aid system released in February.
Legislative report By Sharon L. Eiseman September 2005 Despite the huge number of bills that died in session during this recent term, a great number of ones introduced made it to the Governor's desk and were signed into law.
Legislative update By Sandra Crawford May 2005 Annually the ISBA, on behalf of its membership, monitors and formally comments through its Director of Legislative Affairs, James Covington, on hundreds of pending Illinois State Senate and House Bills.
Letter from the chair By Meredith E. Ritchie September 2005 In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, I think we have all realized how important our volunteer efforts are-and the potential we possess to aid those in need.
Meeting Annie E. Thar By Meredith E. Ritchie February 2005 Annie Thar's enthusiasm for the legal profession is contagious!
The National Women’s Health Information Center By E. Lynn Grayson May 2005 The National Women's Health Information Center offers women's health resources and materials for consumers and medical professionals.
An overview of Sojourn Shelter and Services, A domestic violence shelter serving five central Illinois counties By Carolyn Taft Grosboll February 2005 This year marks the 30th anniversary of Sojourn Shelter and Services, Inc. (Sojourn), a not-for-profit corporation founded to eliminate domestic violence through service, leadership and education.
The Putative Father Registry in Illinois By Kimberly J. Anderson May 2005 Father may have known best in the 1950s, but in the seemingly more complicated new millennium, many fathers don't even know that they've become parents.
Reflections on Women Lawyers: Personal experiences and history By Joan M. Hall September 2005 Editors Note: On July 27, 2005, retired Jenner & Block Partner Joan M. Hall addressed the Firm's Women's Forum including women summer associates.
Superwoman Syndrome By Heather M. Fritsch September 2005 I think you can learn a lot in this profession from observing other attorneys.
Visiting Belarus attorneys learn more about U.S. women attorneys By Megan Jackson February 2005 A group of attorneys from Belarus recently visited Jenner & Block to learn more about the success of women attorneys and their professional development opportunities in the United States.
Voice of a Co-Editor By Vickie Gillio September 2005 (Notice to librarians: The following issues were published in Volume 15 of this newsletter during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005: November, No. 1; February, No. 2; May, No. 3; June, No. 4).
What you don’t know can hurt you By Patrice Ball-Reed February 2005 The old adage "What you don't know can't hurt you" doesn't apply to your knowledge of Administrative Rules.
Women’s History Month 2005 By E. Lynn Grayson May 2005 March 2005 marked the 18th year celebrating Women's History Month. This special celebration has its origins in the "Women's History Week" organized in 1978 by the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women in California.