The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law
June 2013, vol. 18, no. 5
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In This Issue…
- Chair’s column
A message from Chair Sandra Blake.
- Katherine Imp and Beauty Beneath The Dirt
Law school graduate Kate Imp's new documentary, Beauty Beneath the Dirt, was recently released to the general public.
- Lean In encourages women to step up to the plate
Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg, is an excellent way to start conversation about the issues women face in their legal careers.
- Ever think about running for office?
The Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) program trains women to run for office on the Democratic ticket while the Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series trains women to run for public office on the Republican ticket. These two programs, while they reach out to opposite sides of the aisle, share the goal of increasing the number of women in public office.
- Girls’ empowerment groups: Shaping the next generation of female leaders
Girls who are empowered with the information taught in groups such as the ones list in this article are equipped with tools and information to make positive choices and educated decisions regarding their lives.
- Bill would allow courts to deny custody or visitation to rapist fathers
Illinois allows mothers who gave birth to their rapist’s child to block custody or visitation when the rapist is criminally convicted. House Bill 3128 would change that.
- Prenatal drug use: Functionalistic vs. formalistic approaches
Will a mother’s prenatal drug use result in a finding of child abuse or neglect once the fetus is born?
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