The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law
April 2014, vol. 19, no. 5
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In This Issue…
- A final view from the Chair
A message from Committee Chair Mary Petruchius.
- Women in conflict—A UN response
Rather than conventional war tools such as guns, tanks, and bombs, raping and abusing women seemingly became a favorite tactic in many war-torn countries.
- Spotlight on Chief Judge Judith K. Brawka, Kane County’s first female Chief Judge
Learn more about this fascinating, dynamic woman.
- Divorce Corp. movie underscores family court woes, collaborative law offers solution
Although unexplored in the film, for more than 20 years now the practice of collaborative law has offered a highly desirable alternative for couples seeking a “kinder, gentler” divorce.
- A Thank You to our Program Sponsors
Without these supporters the Myra Bradwell: The Practice of Law in the Wake of her Legacy program, held at Northern Illinois University on March 21st, would not have been possible.
- The Good Girls Revolt
Buy your tickets today and don't miss your chance to network with Chicago's business, community, education, and political leaders at Women Employed's signature gala event.
Balancing the Scales
May 11 - Chicago
Transgender Students: Law and Practice
May 24 - Chicago
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