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The Catalyst
The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law

June 2008, vol. 13, no. 4

Annual outreach and networking event

In April, the ISBA’s Women and the Law and the Minority and Women Participation Committee participated jointly in an outreach to Southern Illinois University students and facility. During the event Women and the Law Committee Chair, Sharon Eiseman, presented SIU’s Dean Peter Alexander with a token of appreciation for his support of both Committees and SIU’s yearly sponsorship of the Networking Breakfast held at the ISBA’s Annual Meeting. On April 11th Sharon moderated a panel of various Committee members who shared with SIU students information about careers and wisdom regarding entering the practice. This event was the most recent in a long history of yearly statewide outreach and networking programs hosted by the Women and the Law Committee. The aim of these yearly events is to connect with women lawyers and law students in various regions around the state so as to promote membership and greater participation in the ISBA. On April 12th the two Committees met in a joint session to discuss their common goals and interests and to conference regarding finding additional opportunities for collaboration. Each Committee renewed its commitment to diversity and they will jointly publish another special edition newsletter addressing issues impacting diversity.