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In This Issue…
- Editor’s note
A message from Editor Sandra Blake.
- Transgender issues in schools and the workplace: Personal records
The rights of transgender individuals and the application of those rights in the absence of specific laws leave schools and employers in unfamiliar territory on myriad issues. This article looks looks at the management of records with sensitive information regarding an individual’s gender transition.
- Kane judicial system changes to better reflect diversity within county
It is clear from the voices of our legal leaders that diversity is a prized quality that they agree needs to be nurtured, encouraged, and intentionally sought.
- Spotlight on Shira Truitt—Getting to know a genuine Champion for Diversity and Defender of Justice
Learn more about Shira Truitt, who was recently nominated for the 2016 Diversity Leadership Award.
- We are all in this together
A message from ISBA President Umberto S. Davi
- The IHRA: Extending protections for pregnant women in the workplace
The amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act are a step in the right direction, but will likely create many logistical problems and headaches for Illinois employers as they seek to comply with the law.
- Standing Committee on Racial & Ethnic Minorities and the Law
A message from Athena Taite, Chair of the ISBA's Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities & The Law.
- Letter from the Chair
Diversity Leadership Council Chair Cory White shares what progress the group has made in the past year.
- Standing Committee on Women and the Law: Our mission
A note from Emily Masalski, Chair of the ISBA's Standing Committee Women & The Law.
- Book review: Breaking Through Bias is a great how-to manual for women to get ahead
Reviewer Bethany Whittles Harris explains why this book is an essential tool for women lawyers and professionals.
- Homeland Security publishes new STEM OPT rule
This new rule makes far-reaching changes to the existing program and contains both opportunities and responsibilities for U.S. employers that employ recent foreign national graduates.
- Batson turns 30 but still has growing pains
Though the Batson holding has been in effect for 30 years, the Courts and commentators still grapple with how to best implement it in the trial court.
- Will climate change come soon to college campuses? A Coalition of Diverse Bar Groups Hosts a Historic Symposium on Emerging Law and Other Interventions to Address the Ongoing Scourge Of Sexual Assault on College Campuses
This past November 6, an incredible all-day Symposium on Sexual Assaults on Campus took place at Chicago’s School of the Art Institute.
- Photos from the Symposium on College Sexual Assaults
See photos of the speakers and attendees of this important event.
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