The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law
June 2011, vol. 16, no. 5
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In This Issue…
- Women Everywhere honors Former Chief Judge Donald P. O’Connell and Calls for volunteers for Agency Projects Day on June 17th
The ISBA Women in the Law Committee is proud to be one of Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project, Inc.'s long-standing bar partners and has supported WE from its early days.
- Zonta Club of LaSalle-Peru Honors Committee Member Melissa Tomaska Olivero
Melissa Tomaska Olivero has recently been named the 2011 Illinois Valley Woman Making History by the Zonta Club of LaSalle-Peru.
- What every lawyer should know about Collaborative Law (a.k.a., Collaborative Practice)
Three things every lawyer should also know about Collaborative Law: (1) there is a favorable American Bar Association Formal Ethics Opinion (Opinion No. 07-447) on the topic; (2) Since October, 2010 there has been a Uniform Collaborative Law Act adopted in several states; and (3) there is an international organization, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, which has also promulgated Ethical Standards for Collaborative Practitioners.
- Championing real diversity in a meaningful way
The author provides a few meaningful ways to champion real diversity.
- “Elder Law Issues for Everyone: Your Aging Clients, Their Parents and You”—A great success!
A recap of the recent CLE program co-sponsored by the Women and The Law Committee.
- Pay it forward
Two examples of communities that have utilized and benefited from the "pay it forward" concept.
- Parliamentary procedure: Unexpectedly doing what is expected
A primer on parliamentary procedure.
- Thanks for the memories
A farewell note from out-going Chair Sandra Crawford.
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