July 2015Volume 21Number 1PDF icon PDF version (for best printing)

Welcome from The Catalyst editors

We are looking forward to another great year of sharing interesting information, bringing attention to important issues, highlighting changes in the law and legal profession, and celebrating great achievements of female lawyers through The Catalyst newsletter articles. This year, The Catalyst editors are Cindy Galway Buys and Kelly Thames, and they are assisted in their work by a committee comprised of Angela Baker Evans, Jessica Natkin Marshall, and Sherry Mundorff.

The Catalyst is the newsletter of the Standing Committee on Women and the Law (WATL). It has a great history of publishing articles of interest to the WATL membership—primarily female attorneys and law students in Illinois. However, The Catalyst is only as good as its contributors make it. That is why we rely on the membership to contribute great content for each issue.

Anyone is welcome to contribute articles for The Catalyst. There is no minimum or maximum length, although the average length is around 1,500 words. Articles can be written about anything of interest to our readership, including legislative developments, recent judicial decisions, interviews with leading female attorneys, book or movie reviews, etc.

We plan to publish an issue of The Catalyst every other month this year beginning in July 2015. The deadlines for future editions of The Catalyst are:

September 10, 2015
November 10, 2015
January 10, 2016
March 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

If you have questions or ideas for articles or would like to submit an article to The Catalyst for publication, please contact Cindy Buys at cbuys@siu.edu or Kelly Thames at kthames@familylawchicago.com. ■

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