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2008 Articles

The ADA on the edge of 17: That was the law that was By Patrick J. Kronenwetter June 2008 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) By Annemarie E. Kill June 2008 The Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Unions Act (HB 1826) was originally introduced in the Illinois House on February 23, 2007.
Chicago Bar Association’s Call to Action: Progress on Women in Leadership in the Legal Profession By Jane DiRenzo Pigott June 2008 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.
Diversity: Why checking the “box” is not enough By John R. Richards June 2008 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.
ISBA Task Force on Diversity Hosts Hire Big 10 Plus—Diversity in the Law Program June 2008 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 Task Force on Diversity—Chair’s Report By E. Lynn Grayson June 2008 This year’s Task Force on Diversity resulted in large part from the pipeline project initiated by ISBA President Irene Bahr during her term.  
ISBA visits SIU School of Law June 2008 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.
A square peg in a round world By Sonni Choi Williams June 2008 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.  
Ten strategies for attorneys facing the challenges of diversity By Alice M. Noble-Allgire June 2008 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. . . June 2008 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.