The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law
April 2011, vol. 16, no. 4
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In This Issue…
- Chair’s column
A look ahead to some of the events sponsored by the Women and The Law Committee.
- Transitions in the law
Some practical advice to consider when changing practice areas.
- Chairman Wilma Liebman: Forging a new process
On January 20, 2009, Wilma Liebman was appointed as the 20th Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board by President Obama, only the second woman to serve in this capacity since the creation of the Board in its current form.
- Three women on the Court
For the first time in history, three women serve on both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Illinois Supreme Court.
- Associate judge shares insights on success as a female in the legal profession
Some lessons Judge April Troemper has learned along the way.
- Consultant gives tips for interpreting gender-linked communications styles
A national consultant on gender and communications addressed law students and lawyers at the Second Annual Women in Leadership Dinner in January.
- Mid-Year Assembly votes to support CEDAW
The ISBA Assembly voted overwhelmingly, but not unanimously, to stand in support of the US ratification of CEDAW.
- National Association of Women Lawyers releases fifth annual survey
The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and The NAWL Foundation has released the results of their fifth annual Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms.
- “Together WE Can Make a Difference”—WOMEN EVERYWHERE: PARTNERS IN SERVICE PROJECT
Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project, Inc. (WE) will host its annual Educational Projects Day on Friday, April 15, 2011.
- Girl Scouts Project Law Track 2011
Female attorneys with the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women and several teen Girl Scouts have designed a series of dynamic sessions that will culminate in a mock trial in May 2011. Volunteers are still needed-- check out the article to find out how you can help.
- Highlights from the Luminary of Hope event
Nearly 100 people commemorated Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the annual Luminary of Hope event.
- Divorce among professional women
Not only are professional women more likely to get divorced, but the number of women paying alimony has almost doubled since the late 90s. Here are some tips to help protect yourself in the event of a divorce.
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