2018 Articles

Diversity Committee updates By Michelle J. Rozovics June 2018 The International Law & Immigration Section Council share their group's accomplishments and successes from the past year.
Diversity Leadership Award By William Borah & Mark E. Wojcik June 2018 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.
Editor’s note By Sandra Blake June 2018 A note from the editor, Sandra Blake.
Emily Masalski receives Alta May Hulett Award from Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women By Kristen Prinz June 2018 Emily Masalski is a recognized leader amongst women lawyers in Chicago.
Empowering women for a stronger future By Lindsay K. Sanchez June 2018 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?
Hush up about sexual misconduct By Jeffrey A. Parness June 2018 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.
Is sexual orientation discrimination sex discrimination? By Mohammad Iqbal June 2018 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.
Strengthening our commitment to diversity By Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, (ret.) June 2018 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.