September 2017Volume 23Number 1PDF icon PDF version (for best printing)

Chair column

It is my honor and privilege to serve as the Chair of the IBSA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law for 2017-2018. We are fortunate to have Vice Chair Lori Levin and Secretary Kelly Thames-Bennett completing our leadership team. Our committee is off to another strong start following our well-attended meeting at the ISBA’s Annual Meeting in Lake Geneva. The Committee’s theme for this year is Recognizing the Contribution of Women in the Law.

Our Committee plans to continue its tradition of nominating deserving attorneys for awards both within the ISBA and from outside groups. We also plan to work on creating an ISBA Award to recognize the contribution of outstanding women within our profession. We also hope to update our Committee’s website with information on the Committee’s history and past Chairs. This is just a quick look into what our Committee has in store for the 2017-18 bar year.

It’s going to be a wonderful year! I would like to thank our exceptional immediate past Chair, Julie Johnson, and all of the remarkable Chairs who preceded her for building our Committee into the strong group it is today. I know I have some huge shoes to fill! If you would like to learn more about our Committee or to get involved, please contact me directly or join us as a guest at our next meeting on October 13, 2017, at noon at the ISBA Chicago Regional Office. Our meetings are open to all ISBA members and we always welcome guests.

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