The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law
February 2011, vol. 21, no. 1
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In This Issue…
- Raja Krishnamoorthi’s Remarks at the Peoria County Bar Association’s Diversity Luncheon, September 2, 2010
Read a transcript of the address given at the Annual Diversity Luncheon.
- Interview of Sonni C. Williams, 2010 ISBA award recipient
Ms. Williams received the The Board of Governors Award in recognition for her exemplary service to the profession and the ISBA.
- “So You Want to Be an Attorney”: The REM Committee Cable TV program
The Rational and Ethnic Minorities and the Law Committee recently sponsored a cable TV program, "So You Want to Be an Attorney." View it at here.
- Letter from the Chair
A letter to colleagues from Committee Chair Amina Saeed.
- Key strategies for generating profitable new clients
Clients do business with, and refer business to, lawyers they know, like, and trust. By focusing marketing efforts on the strategies outlined in this article, women lawyers will become better known and liked by clients.
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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