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2012 Articles

Diversity is both seen and unseen By William T. Eveland June 2012 As we strive to create a more inclusive profession, we need to be mindful that we cannot always see diversity.
Diversity Leadership Fellows Program continues to identify future ISBA leaders By Annemarie E. Kill June 2012 The ISBA’s Diversity Leadership Fellows program just completed its second full year and has been making strides in increasing diversity in the ISBA’s section councils and committees.
E. Lynn Grayson wins Diversity Leadership Award June 2012 In recognition of her long-standing, continuing and exceptional commitment to the critical importance of diversity within the Illinois legal community, its judiciary and the Illinois State Bar Association, E. Lynn Grayson is the 2012 winner of the ISBA Diversity Leadership Award. 
ISBA invests in the Pipeline By Andrew Fox June 2012 The ISBA/JTBF Law & Leadership Institute is a statewide initiative to assist students from minority, ethnic, and other groups who are currently underrepresented in the legal professions achieve academic success and aspire to a career in the law.
The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program By Tiffany W. Shimada June 2012 Now celebrating over 10 years of success, JIOP was established in response to a study released in February 2000, which reported that only 15 percent of all judicial clerkships are held by minorities—despite the fact that minorities make up 30 percent of the nation’s population and 20 percent of the law student population.
Obama supports same-sex marriage in May 9th interview June 2012 On May 9, 2012, ABC News’ Robin Roberts interviewed President Obama and during that interview he stated for the first time that he now supports same-sex marriage. Below is a small portion of that history-making interview and his thoughts on equal rights and related legal issues.
Reflections of incoming President John E. Thies By John E. Thies June 2012 A message from John E. Thies, who will serve as ISBA President during the 2012-13 term.
Street Law’s Legal Diversity Pipeline Program By Charlotte Friar June 2012 This year Street Law, Inc., celebrated 40 years of providing accessible, engaging, and interactive programs to empower students and communities to become active, legally-savvy contributors to society.