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Diversity Matters
The newsletter of the ISBA’s Diversity Leadership Council

June
2018
, vol.
11
, no.
1

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In This Issue…

  • Strengthening our commitment to diversity
    As a circuit judge, arbitrator, and trial lawyer whose career has spanned nearly 40 years, I have witnessed first-hand the many changes the profession and association have undergone.
  • Hush up about sexual misconduct
    As alleged victims of sexual misconduct will be increasingly likely to seek redress, the time is ripe to explore how Illinois laws do and should regulate sexual misconduct settlements.
  • Empowering women for a stronger future
    Cultural movements such as the #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #BanBossy have sparked dialogue about women in the legal field that is long overdue. However, the question remains—is this dialogue enough to inspire change?
  • Is sexual orientation discrimination sex discrimination?
    Whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against gay and lesbian employees is a controversial issue, as there is a disagreement between circuits.
  • Diversity Leadership Award
    The Diversity Leadership Award recognizes long-standing, continuing, and exceptional commitment by an individual or an organization to the critical importance of diversity within the Illinois legal community, its judiciary and within the Illinois State Bar Association. Congratulations to the 2017 winner, Chief Judge Michael Evans, and the 2018 winner, Troy Riddle.
  • Diversity Committee updates
    The International Law & Immigration Section Council share their group's accomplishments and successes from the past year.
  • Emily Masalski receives Alta May Hulett Award from Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women
    Emily Masalski is a recognized leader amongst women lawyers in Chicago.
  • Editor’s note
    A note from the editor, Sandra Blake.

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