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

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Newsletter Articles From 2017

Airport attorneys By Fiona McEntee June 2017 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.'
Americans with Disabilities Act: Is your Website Accessible? By Michael D. Wong June 2017 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? By Allison P. Sues June 2017 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.
Chair’s column By Cory White June 2017 A message from Cory White, Chair of the ISBA's Diversity Leadership Council.
Competence plus—Why diversity matters By Vincent F. Cornelius June 2017 A message from ISBA President Vincent Cornelius.
‘Diversity and inclusion’ in a dynamic world By Mohammad Iqbal June 2017 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.
Diversity Committee updates By Julie A. Johnson, Shannon M. Shepherd, and Sharon Eiseman June 2017 The Chairs from several ISBA sections and committees share their group's accomplishments and successes from the past year.
The EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2017 to 2021 By Noah A. Frank June 2017 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.
Inclusion: A generation of progress By Hon. Mark J. Lopez June 2017 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.
Julie Johnson – Selected for CBA, Alliance for Women, Alta May Hulett Award By Kelly Thames Bennett June 2017 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.
Legal Authority and judicial oversight of Executive Order 13769 By Matt Timko June 2017 A look at the legal authority and challenges brought against Executive Order 13769, which bans nationals from certain “countries or areas of concern.”
Race, ethnicity affect kids’ access To mental health care, study finds By Shefali Luthra June 2017 Getting treatment for a mental health condition remains difficult — and it’s worse for children, especially those who identify as black or Hispanic.