The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law
September 2010, vol. 16, no. 1
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In This Issue…
- Chair’s column
An introduction to the issue from outgoing Chair Annemarie Kill.
- Recommended reading for all women lawyers
Check out this book, recommended by Catalyst reader Susan L. Schoenberger.
- Recognition for women through ISBA annual awards
A description of each award offered by the ISBA.
- Spotlight on our very own “Home-grown Chicago girl”: An interview with the Honorable Patrice Ball-Reed
An interview with Judge Patrice Ball-Reed, by Mary Petruchius.
- Restorative Justice Program in Cook County unique in U.S
Currently, unpaid child support is collected through a system of seizures and penalties, sometimes including jail time. In this area of law enforcement, the adversarial process not only reinforces the conflict that drives these disputes, it is costly. Often, modest available resources are siphoned off in attorneys’ fees, court costs, and fines. In contrast, the restorative circle process enables the family members and their supporters to discuss and explore their concern for their children’s needs in a constructive, thoughtful and respectful manner.
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