2003 Articles

18th Annual CWF Luncheon with Madeline Albright By E. Lynn Grayson November 2003 The Chicago Foundation for Women celebrated its 18th annual luncheon and symposium “Inspiring Leadership” on September 25, 2003 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers.
Collaborative law— A new way to work the old problem of divorce September 2003 If the term "collaborative law" is not already familiar to you, it soon will be. Illinois has recently joined a number of other states in forming a collaborative law institute for the education and promotion of this newest model of dispute resolution
Did you know… September 2003 * The University of Illinois at Springfield's Women's Center hosts the Central Illinois Women's Action (CIWA) e-mail list--a moderated forum for the posting of events and other short announcements of interest to women.
Insights into career moves by women lawyers By E. Lynn Grayson September 2003 A recent study reported in Recasting the Brass Ring: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Workplace Opportunities For Women Lawyers (29 Capital University Law Review 923 (2002)) shows women move more often than men, women move earlier in their careers than men and women are more likely than men to make moves characterized as horizontal or even downwards.
Letter from the chair By Celia G. Gamrath November 2003 One of the greatest things about being the Chair of Women and the Law is getting to work with so many dedicated, dynamic, and intelligent women, including E. Lynn Grayson and Claire Manning, editors of the Catalyst. Because of them you are already reading the second newsletter of this bar year—quite an impressive feat.
Letter from the chair By Celia G. Gamrath September 2003 As chair of the ISBA Women and the Law Standing Committee, I'd like to welcome you to the 2003-04 bar year. Looking back in time, the committee has had some very talented and enthusiastic leaders, including ISBA Third Vice-President Irene Bahr, Angela Imbierowicz, Kate Kelly, and last year's chair Gilda Hudson-Winfield.
No bottom to the efforts of the bottomless closet By Claire A. Manning November 2003 Note from the Editors: In each of the succeeding issues of The Catalyst, we hope to profile a not-for-profit organization worthy of the attention, and contribution, of all of us.
One of our own to become Bar president By Claire A. Manning September 2003 Irene Bahr, one of the founders of ISBA's Special Committee on Women and the Law, and a tenacious advocate of women's issues within the legal community, is to become President of ISBA in 2006.
One person’s trash is another’s treasure… By Annemarie E. Kill September 2003 How much used computer equipment do you have lying around the office or at home?
Positive changes for female trial attorneys in Illinois By Bethany K. Biesenthal September 2003 There have been many positive changes for female trial attorneys in Illinois.
Reflections of a downstate family lawyer’s experience with domestic violence and the law: Intentional infliction of a spouse’s emotional distress By Stephanie Ames-Cutkomp November 2003 Stephanie is a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School and has practiced law in Henry County since 1997.
Reiteration on child suppot By Ann B. Conroy November 2003 Every few years it seems appropriate to repeat the basics of the child support enforcement system we have in Illinois, primarily for the benefit of new practitioners.
Remembering the achievements of pioneering women in law and government By E. Lynn Grayson November 2003 To fully understand and, more importantly, appreciate the professional success women now enjoy, requires a brief history primer.
Supreme Court holds statewide meetings on civility and professionalism— Committee on Women and the Law to participate By Claire A. Manning November 2003 The Supreme Court is making great strides in raising the consciousness of the bar on issues of civility and professionalism in the courtroom and, more generally, in the practice of law.
Thoughts from the appellate court: Or, what to do about a crocodile in the bathtub By Barbara Johnson November 2003 When Supreme Court Justice Bob Thomas swore me in on December 2, 2002, as an appellate judge for the second district I knew exactly what to expect. Or did I?
Women’s Bar Associations: Finding a model that works as hard as we do By Amie M. Sobkoviak November 2003 Whatever women do, they must do it twice as well as men to be thought of half as well. Luckily, this isn’t difficult.” – Charlotte Whitton.