The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law
March 2012, vol. 17, no. 3
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In This Issue…
- Chair’s column
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- Be a woman with a plan
It’s the perfect time to start the estate planning process, regardless of where you are in your life.
- Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication by Sharon Ellison
This book transforms the valuable lesson that you catch more bees with honey than with vinegar into a powerful, practical, and useful tool.
- Protecting your identity
Some suggestions on how to protect yourself from identity theft.
- Social Security benefits not so beneficial to widows receiving government pensions
Many government employees may not realize that their social security benefits are reduced by two-thirds of their government pension.
- Taking charge
It frequently appears that the male spouses tend to be more heavily involved in the estate planning process; women sometimes take the supporting role and defer to their significant others to make the “right choices.” But it is important to have the conversation about your ultimate vision and make sure that your voice is heard and captured in the estate plan.
- An interview with State Representative Robyn Gabel on House Bill 1958 and the shackling of pregnant prisoners
An interview with Robyn Gabel, who sponsored a bill in the Illinois House of Representatives aimed to improve conditions for pregnant prisoners.
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