The newsletter of the ISBA’s Diversity Leadership Council
June 2008, vol. 2, no. 1
Now every article is the start of a discussion. If you're a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, you can comment on either of the articles that appear below.
In This Issue…
- ISBA Task Force on Diversity—Chair’s Report
This year’s Task Force on Diversity resulted in large part from the pipeline project initiated by ISBA President Irene Bahr during her term.
- A square peg in a round world
I am a square peg in a round world, but I have many different ideas to offer, many different ways to look at problems, and offer diversity in a round world.
- Diversity: Why checking the “box” is not enough
On February 15, 2008, I had the privilege to speak as a panelist at “the Hire Big 10 Diversity in the Law 2008” seminar at the ISBA.
- Chicago Bar Association’s Call to Action: Progress on Women in Leadership in the Legal Profession
The Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women put out a Call to Action on women in leadership positions in the legal professions in 2004.
- The ADA on the edge of 17: That was the law that was
In addressing the concept of diversity within the legal profession, the constituencies that most often come to mind are women, racial and ethnic minorities and persons with alternate sexual orientations or gender issues. But there is another, sometimes over-looked, group of lawyers who should be included in any discussion on diversity—namely, lawyers with disabilities.
- All you need is love. . . And the right legislation: The Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Unions Act (House Bill 1826)
The Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Unions Act (HB 1826) was originally introduced in the Illinois House on February 23, 2007.
- Ten strategies for attorneys facing the challenges of diversity
While there is an increasing desire for diversity in the legal profession, diversity brings with it some special challenges for attorneys who transcend the traditional attorney mold.
- Why diversity matters. . .
The members of the Standing Committee on Women and the Law and the Standing Committee on Minority and Women Participation share their views on why diversity matters to them.
- ISBA Task Force on Diversity Hosts Hire Big 10 Plus—Diversity in the Law Program
On February 15, 2008, the ISBA Task Force on Diversity hosted a group of diversity college students as part of the Hire Big 10—Diversity in the Law 2008 Program.
- ISBA visits SIU School of Law
On April 11-12, 2008, the ISBA Standing Committees on Women and the Law and Women and Minority Participation visited SIU School of Law in Carbondale.
Related Court Cases
Involuntary Administration of Medication
In re Clinton S.
Court granted petition for involuntary administration of psychotropic medication and ordered that Respondent, who had been diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure, undergo regular hemodialysis treatments, based on evidence that hemodialysis was essential for safe and effective administration of medication. Court did not err by factoring hemodialysis into its consideration of whether benefits of psychotropic medication outweighed harm. Petition and testimony of Respondent's treating psychiatrist provided enough details to show that psychiatrist had meaningfully weighed benefits and harm of requested medications, and her treatment plan addressed Respondent's mental and physical health conditions, which were inextricably linked.(BIRKETT and SPENCE, concurring.)
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