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In This Issue…
- A view from the Chair
A message from Chair Tish Spunar-Sheats.
- Wanted: Male attention—A focus on gender disparity in the law
If we want the landscape to change, we all need to be aware of gender disparities.
- Mediation, meditation—Let’s pause for more peaceful outcomes
Learning how to meditate can help legal professionals (mediators, attorneys, judges) become more comfortable with silence (“the pause”) and not have to continually race against each other to be the first and last to speak.
- Women of the 18th Floor: Cook County Probate Division
The 18th floor of the Richard J. Daley Center is dedicated solely to the Probate Division, where the majority of the 11 judges and many of the attorneys who practice are female. In this article the author interviews two associate judges and an attorney who work here—all women—to inspire other females in the legal profession and draw even more women to probate law.
- “Mr. Turner” and the issue of rape
The author shares her thoughts on the film "Mr. Turner and the issues it raises about rape and consent.
- Helping young homeless mothers get a fresh start
On Saturday, February 7, a group of ISBA Women and the Law Committee members spent the morning helping New Moms, Inc. prepare apartments for young homeless mothers and their children.
- Spotlight on Margaret A. O’Sullivan
Learn more about Margaret O'Sullivan, mother and Guardian ad Litem in Cook County Probate Court.
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