Moving Up in the ISBA: Women in Leadership Roles

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Moving Up in the ISBA: Women in Leadership Roles
September 20, 2021 at 12 p.m.
Zoom

Do you want to run for a leadership position in ISBA, but confused as to how? This panel of esteemed ISBA leaders will give insight as to strategy, networking, and how to navigate the ISBA and its opportunities in order to achieve successful appointment and election goals.

Missed the program? You can view the recording!

Moderator

Anna Lozoya- Patient Safety Officer, Steward Health Care System

Panelists

Sonni Williams - City Attorney (in-house) for the City of Lockport, & ISBA 3rd Vice President

Emily N. Masalski -  Hunter Masalski LLC

Kenya Jenkins-Wright - General Counsel, Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission

Read more about these speakers

Sonni Williams - Currently serving as the ISBA 3rd Vice-President

  • ISBA Board of Governor, Area IV (2012-2018)
  • ISBA Scope and Correlation Committee (past & current)
  • ISBA Assembly member (2003-2009)
  • ISBA Standing Committee on Racial & Ethnic Minorities and the Law (past Chair & current Chair)
  • ISBA Local Government Law Section Council (past Chair)
  • Illinois Bar Foundation Board and current Gold Fellow
  • Appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court as a hearing board chair for the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (2012-present)
  • Board member of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) since 2016
  • Commissioner of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (2006-2016)
  • Commissioner of the Illinois Supreme Court Special Committee on Professionalism (2001-2005)
  • Board member of the Korean American Bar Association of Chicago
  • Board member of the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago
  • Past Board member of the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association
  • Past chair of the Peoria County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee
  • Past chair of the Peoria County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Committee
  • Board Member of the Prairie State Legal Services Board

Emily Masalski

  • Elected to serve as an ISBA At-Large Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates (2017 - Present)
  • Assembly Member (2010-2013), (2020-Present)
  • Secretary, ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council (2020-21); Member and CLE video coordinator (2018-2020)
  • Appointed to ISBA Member Services Committee (2019-2021)
  • Member, ISBA Cannabis Law Section Council (2020-Present)
  • Past chair of ISBA’s Environmental Law Section Council (2016-2017), Member (2010-2011, 2013-2018, 2021-Present), sustainability committee (2011-2012)
  • Past chair of ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law (2015-2016), Member (2008-2017)
  • Member of ISBA’s Diversity Leadership Council (2014-2017)
  • ISBA “Under 35” Delegate to the House of Delegates of the ABA (2014-2016)
  • Diversity Leadership Council (2014-2017)
  • Editor of The Catalyst, the newsletter of the Standing Committee on Women and the Law (2010-2013)
  • Illinois State Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award (Cook County) (2011

Kenya Jenkins Wright

  • ISBA Steering Committee on Racial Inequality Co-Chair (2020- present)
  • Women and the Law Committee (2020-present)
  • Bench and Bar Section Council (2015-present)
  • Standing Committee on Disability Law (2017-present)
  • Assembly (2013-2021)
  • Racial & Ethnic Minorities and the Profession Committee (2013-present)
  • Racial & Ethnic Minorities and the Profession Committee--Chair (2018-2019)
  • Tort Law Section Council (2009-2017)
  • Board of Governors (2013-2015) 
  • ABA YLD Delegate (ISBA Representative) (2010-2014)
  • Law Related Education for the Public Committee (2008-2011)

Anna Lazoya

  • Vice Chair, Health Care Section Council 
  • Steering Committee on Racial Inequality 

To register, please fill out the form below. You will then be redirected to Zoom to complete the registration process. Once completed, you will receive an email directly from Zoom with the instructions for participating.

Program sponsored by: The Diversity Leadership Council and the Standing Committee on Racial & Ethnic Minorities and the Law

For more information, please contact Melissa Burkholder at MBurkholder@isba.org or at 312.920.4682.