February 2017Volume 22Number 4PDF icon PDF version (for best printing)

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In This Issue…

  • Chair column
    A message from Committee Chair Julie Johnson.
  • Using your voice
    As lawyers, we have a unique ability to use our education, voice, and reputation for the better.
  • Good news
    Julie A. Johnson (formerly Neubauer), was elected as a Member of Aronberg Goldghen effective January 1, 2017.
  • The woman behind the robe: Judge Mary Catherine Marubio
    Judge Marubio provides diversity to Cook County’s judiciary not only because she is female, but also because she is a member of the LGBTQ community.
  • Networking tips for the new year
    Make a goal of two-three new people each event and a minimum of one event a month. By putting in that time and effort, before you know it, you will have a fantastic new group of people in your life by the end of the year!
  • Super Lawyers
    Members of the Standing Committee on Women and the Law rocked the Super Lawyer and Rising Stars awards this year!
  • Estate planning issues for divorced women
    Even in circumstances where it is clear that divorce is the best option, it is still challenging emotionally, spiritually and financially. It is imperative for women, particularly women with assets, to seek the advice of experienced professionals for guidance through this life-changing experience.

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