December 2013Volume 19Number 3PDF icon PDF version (for best printing)

Save the Date!!! From Myra Bradwell to Us: Rise Up and Reach Back

What is Myra Bradwell’s legacy to us as attorneys and future attorneys and what is our commitment to carrying forward that legacy?

Friday, March 21, 2013

Program: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reception: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Northern Illinois University
College of Law


Presented by the Illinois State Bar
Association’s Standing Committees on Women and the Law and Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law


In order to fund this epic event, the ISBA is relying on public contributions & sponsorships. All contributors/sponsors will be listed in a program and on a board at the reception. Please contact Rachel McDermott at to participate.

Sponsorship opportunities

Platinum - $5,000.00

Gold - $1,000.00

Silver - $500.00

Bronze - $250.00

Individual - $50.00


Please join us for Rachel Morse’s dramatic rendition of Myra Bradwell’s struggle to be admitted to the Illinois bar. Using excerpts of actual court records and other historical documents, Rachel brings Bradwell’s trailblazing story to life. Following Rachel’s presentation, we are honored to have a distinguished panel of speakers who will discuss the historical obstacles women met in pursuing careers in the law, how those obstacles were overcome, and what the future holds for diversity in the law. After the panel discussion, please join us for a reception celebrating ourselves and honoring those who went before us!

Program Moderator:

Paula Hudson Holderman, ISBA President

Program Panelists:

Chief Justice Rita Garman, Illinois Supreme Court

Chief Judge Diane Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Dean Jennifer Rosato, NIU College of Law
5 additional panelists, TBA ■

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