Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Women

An alternative to jail: How the judicial system is assisting women at risk By Jon Kingzette Alternative Dispute Resolution, March 2014 The purpose of a Girls Court is to help prostitutes and other women at risk find comfort, come to terms with the fact that they were exploited, and try to prepare for a new life.
Why celebrate women in the profession? By Julie A. Neubauer Women and the Law, February 2014 On January 30, 2014, most ISBA members received a “Save the Date” via e-mail for the Celebrating Women in the Profession Luncheon scheduled for March 13, 2014 at the Union League Club.
Rapists’ rights in Illinois: The new law and what other states can learn from it By Randi Burggraff and Kerrianne Waters Women and the Law, December 2013 What are parental rights and why is it so alarming that in a majority of states' rapists retain these rights?
Save the Date!!! From Myra Bradwell to Us: Rise Up and Reach Back Women and the Law, December 2013 Be sure to mark your calendar for this important event!
Girls’ empowerment groups: Shaping the next generation of female leaders By Mary F. Petruchius Child Law, August 2013 Girls who are empowered with the information taught in groups such as the ones listed in this article are equipped with tools and information to make positive choices and educated decisions regarding their lives.
Becoming more aware: A few tips on keeping you and your family safe By Lisle A. Stalter Government Lawyers, June 2013 The author shares some of the tips she learned after her office recently participated in a safety training class.
Ever think about running for office? By Ella York Women and the Law, June 2013 The Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) program trains women to run for office on the Democratic ticket while the Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series trains women to run for public office on the Republican ticket. These two programs, while they reach out to opposite sides of the aisle, share the goal of increasing the number of women in public office.
Girls’ empowerment groups: Shaping the next generation of female leaders By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, June 2013 Girls who are empowered with the information taught in groups such as the ones list in this article are equipped with tools and information to make positive choices and educated decisions regarding their lives.
Katherine Imp and Beauty Beneath The Dirt By E. Lynn Grayson Women and the Law, June 2013 Law school graduate Kate Imp's new documentary, Beauty Beneath the Dirt, was recently released to the general public.
From rags to riches: How the portrayal of female attorneys in the media has evolved from clothes and fashion to focus and success By Kerrianne Waters Women and the Law, May 2013 As the female population becomes more present in the legal profession, the portrayal of these females on television has also increased and has an impact on what the public expects from a female attorney. But is this a good thing? Are these portrayals accurate?
The law that won’t be missed By Anna Fridman Women and the Law, May 2013 The author shares her list of archaic laws from around the country.
Move outside of your comfort zone By Janice L. Boback Women and the Law, May 2013 The author shares her experience after recently taking on a case outside of Illinois.
Women in politics: Amazing things happen when women get involved By Jessica L. Henson Women and the Law, May 2013 Wonderful things happen when women get involved; all that is necessary to get involved is a willingness to say yes and work hard.
You still have to eat! By Julie A. Neubauer Women and the Law, May 2013 The author shares some recipes that demonstrate that nutritious cooking can actually be done easily, even during the week.
Celebrating 140 years of female attorneys in Illinois By Catherine D. Battista Women and the Law, January 2013 July 1, 2012 marked the 140th anniversary of women being granted the right to practice law in Illinois.
Celebrating 140 years of female attorneys in Illinois By Catherine D. Battista Human Rights, January 2013 July 1, 2012 marked the 140th anniversary of women being granted the right to practice law in Illinois.
Join the Woman2Woman Referral Network By Danielle Kays Women and the Law, October 2012 The referral network Web site serves as a woman to woman referral network for women lawyers  and clients seeking assistance with legal matters. 
Former Chair Ann Breen-Greco named District 8 Director of the National Association of Women Judges By Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy Administrative Law, March 2012 For more than two decades, Judge Breen-Greco has worked to reduce violence against women, working with women’s groups and elected officials to promote the Violence Against Women Act and continuing to lobby for its funding.
Taking charge By Anna Fridman Women and the Law, March 2012 It frequently appears that the male spouses tend to be more heavily involved in the estate planning process; women sometimes take the supporting role and defer to their significant others to make the “right choices.” But it is important to have the conversation about your ultimate vision and make sure that your voice is heard and captured in the estate plan. 
50 best law firms for women By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, November 2011 Seven Illinois firms made the annual NAFE/Flex-Time Lawyers list published in the September 2011 issue of Working Mother.
Incentives to being woman-owned By Angela Evans Women and the Law, November 2011 Being a woman in business does not have to be a disadvantage, especially if you capitalize on the advantages—some of which are outlined here.
We’ve come along way, i-baby By Janice L. Boback Women and the Law, November 2011 The author highlights some of the most useful apps for the iPad both in and outside of her practice.
Mother, wife, lawyer: A balancing act By Ashley Kwasneski Young Lawyers Division, December 2010 Juggling the demands of parenthood with a successful career.
Consider yourself asked to run for public office By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, November 2010 The “Women Running for Public Office” forum addressed the challenges faced by women running for public office and how those challenges can be overcome.
Twice a Woman By Aristea Geroulis and Aneta Kuros Women and the Law, November 2010 A review of the new film shown at the Chicago International Film Festival, by two women who confront domestic violence daily.
Women With Vision Speech for November 4 Dinner By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, November 2010 A reprint of the remarks given by Sharon Eiseman at the Women With Vision event.
New Medicaid rules harm women, seniors By Diana M. Law Women and the Law, October 2010 The Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 imposes harsh penalties against seniors who gift money for any reason to family members and charities, since it presumes the money was transferred to qualify for Medicaid long-term care benefits.
The relationship between women and depression By Susan Riegler Women and the Law, October 2010 Female lawyers are very good at showing only their professional side. They can look so good on the outside that their colleagues, family and friends may not see the pain behind their eyes. But women across all Western countries are twice as likely to experience depression than men.
Synopsis of statewide report on “Examining at-Risk and Delinquent Girls in Illinois” By Lori G. Levin Women and the Law, October 2010 Girls, both in Illinois and nationally, comprise the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system. See the full report at www.icjia.state.il.us.
Recognition for women through ISBA annual awards By Sandra Crawford Women and the Law, September 2010 A description of each award offered by the ISBA.