In March of 2014, the Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law co-sponsored an event with the ISBA Standing Committee on Women and the Law and Northern Illinois University College of Law. The event offered a glimpse into the life of Myra Bradwell, a woman admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1890. Ms. Bradwell was previously denied admission based on gender.
Our committee is currently discussing Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Website Video options that include current legislation and minorities. We have been approved for a program on the Voting Rights Act and current case law. We are also considering a future CLE or Website Video on human trafficking. In the Spring of 2015, the committee will plan a program relating to diversity and the practice of law. We are excited about our future endeavors. ■