The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law
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The case for expanded stem cell research in Illinois
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
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.
Desperate Housewives Chicago style
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
With the complexities of juggling a family, career, and community service, franchising opportunities are especially appealing to women.
Gala 2005 to honor Quinlan
The Illinois Bar Foundation will celebrate its 7th Annual Gala on Friday, October 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.
The Legal Aid Safety Net
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.
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.
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
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.
The Putative Father Registry in Illinois
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.
I think you can learn a lot in this profession from observing other attorneys.
Voice of a Co-Editor
(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).
Women’s History Month 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.