Chair’s column


This Spring, the Women and the Law Committee, along with the Racial and Ethnic Minority Committee and other sponsors, are hosting a program and reception on April 26, 2012 in the 5th Appellate District in Mt. Vernon. The program will highlight women in the Illinois Judiciary and will feature and display the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission’s exhibit titled “Early Illinois Women Lawyers.” The main program and reception will be held at the fabulous Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon after a visit to the historic 5th District Appellate Courthouse—once the location of the Illinois Supreme Court and one of the original courthouses in which Abraham Lincoln once argued. One of my major initiatives as chair of the Women and the Law Committee this year is to provide the women lawyers in downstate Illinois (real downstate for all of my Chicago friends (sorry, had to get a “jab” in) ) a quality program and opportunity to network with each other and bring unity to the women’s bar downstate. The event is supported by present, past, and future bar leaders and many of them should be in attendance. Please join us in April to celebrate women lawyers and judges and experience some real southern hospitality!

To register, please RSVP by April 19th to Janet Sosin at or 800-678-4009. Additional details are available on our Web site at <>. ■

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March 2012Volume 17Number 3PDF icon PDF version (for best printing)