Diversity Committee updates
The International Law & Immigration Section Council share their group's accomplishments and successes from the past year.
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.
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?
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.
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.