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Rules Governing the Legal Profession and Judiciary in Illinois is now published by the ISBA! Keep up-to-date on all of the recent rule changes with this handy reference book that conveniently brings together all of the rules governing the legal profession and judiciary in Illinois.
In This Issue…
- Competence plus—Why diversity matters
A message from ISBA President Vincent Cornelius.
- ‘Diversity and inclusion’ in a dynamic world
This article presents a brief review of the diversity and inclusion ideology and the barriers and challenges it has faced in the last 60 years.
- Legal Authority and judicial oversight of Executive Order 13769
A look at the legal authority and challenges brought against Executive Order 13769, which bans nationals from certain “countries or areas of concern.”
- The EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2017 to 2021
The Strategic Enforcement Plan highlights enforcement priorities and alerts employers to areas most likely to attract the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's investigative eye.
- Americans with Disabilities Act: Is your Website Accessible?
Compliance with Version 2.0 AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, published by the World Wide Web Consortium, requires addressing issues that impact how a website is perceived, operable, understandable and robust.
- Are hiring practices targeting college students discrimination under the ADEA?
Plaintiffs in Rabin v. Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP assert that the firm’s hiring practices focused on attracting younger workers through their promotional materials, which featured only pictures of younger employees, stated that the majority of their workforce is made up of millennials, and described perks geared towards younger employees, such as student loan repayment assistance.
- Inclusion: A generation of progress
From this writer’s perspective, the Illinois State Bar Association has made substantial progress from even a generation ago, yet our efforts remain a work in progress.
- Diversity Committee updates
The Chairs from several ISBA sections and committees share their group's accomplishments and successes from the past year.
- Airport attorneys
Attorney Fiona McEntee shares what it was like to rush to O'Hare Airport to help newly arriving refugees in the wake of President Trump's 'travel ban.'
- Chair’s column
A message from Cory White, Chair of the ISBA's Diversity Leadership Council.
- Julie Johnson – Selected for CBA, Alliance for Women, Alta May Hulett Award
We were honored and excited to have our nominee, our committee’s Chair, recognized by the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women, Alta May Hulett Award.
- Race, ethnicity affect kids’ access To mental health care, study finds
Getting treatment for a mental health condition remains difficult — and it’s worse for children, especially those who identify as black or Hispanic.
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