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In This Issue…
- Chair’s column
A message from Chair Julie A. Johnson, formerly Julie Neubauer.
- Thoughts on Serial and bias
In 2014, the Serial podcast examined the conviction of Adnan Syed in Maryland. There has been much discussion of what went wrong and mistakes by cops and attorneys, but there was not a lot of discussion of the racial and gender bias that may have played a role.
- Good news
Two recent news items concerning our members.
- Refining misconduct: Discrimination and harassment within the Illinois Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Author Emily Hansen argues that the ABA's recently passed amendment to Model Rule 8.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct is too broad.
- Legal comedy: 101
Standup is terrifying. But so is being a lawyer. If I’ve already done one, why not try the other?
- Spotlight on Kelly Thames Bennett
Learn more about this dynamic member of the Women & The Law Committee, who has followed an interesting and unusual path to law.
- Interview with Judge Clare J. Quish
Judge Clare J. Quish-- Cook County’s newly appointed judge-- inspires a love of the law.
- Oh, the laws I’d offer if I were an Illinois state legislator. Part I: The civil fix
Author Shira Truitt shares what bills she would introduce if she were an Illinois legislator.
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