The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law
June 2010, vol. 20, no. 2
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In This Issue…
- Chair’s column
With the immense support of President John O’Brien, the ISBA is taking action to ensure and encourage more diversity into the ISBA leadership.
- Reorganization will strengthen the ISBA’s diversity efforts
You may not have heard any hammers or saws, but the ISBA recently completed a major renovation of its diversity-related committees and sections councils—a renovation that is already seeing substantial dividends in terms of greater efficiency and collaborative creativity.
- Diversity and health of the bench and bar can be enhanced through professional responsibility CLE
Professional responsibility CLE can be a great way to elevate our profession to a higher level.
- Summary of Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article from February 11, 2010
The article focused on the diversity pipeline as an avenue for increasing diversity in the legal profession.
- Mangum’s experience running for the ISBA Assembly
The journey of Jameika Williams Mangum from an Assistant State's Attorney in McHenry County to the ISBA Assembly representing the 22nd Judicial Circuit.
- The groundbreaking Diversity Committee becomes an official Winnebago County Bar Association committee and will be accepting new members
All those who would like to help the Winnebago County Bar Association define and act out its commitment to achieving greater diversity in the legal profession and judiciary are invited to join the newly formed Winnebago County Bar Association Diversity Committee during the coming membership year.
Related Court Cases
Diggs v. Ghosh
Dist. Ct. erred in granting defendants-prison doctors’ motion for summary judgment in plaintiff-prisoner’s section 1983 action alleging that defendants were deliberately indifferent to his full tear in anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, under circumstances where said tear had been diagnosed in 2009, and where plaintiff was still waiting for surgery on said knee in 2014, when he filed instant lawsuit. While Dist. Ct. found that defendants’ prescribed treatment calling for pain medication, some physical therapy and various permits to alleviate stress to knee was adequate, Dist. Ct. ignored key evidence that would allow jury to find that defendants: (1) failed to follow outside medical advice on treatment for plaintiff’s knee and did nothing to assist plaintiff after noting that his knee condition had regressed; (2) ignored plaintiff’s claims that he had been approved for surgery; and (3) either failed to recommend any treatment for plaintiff or ignored plaintiff’s condition for long periods of time. Dist. Ct. also erred in granting defendant-warden’s summary judgment motion where plaintiff claimed that warden repeatedly took no action on plaintiff’s complaints concerning his knee.
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