18th Annual CWF Luncheon with Madeline AlbrightBy E. Lynn GraysonNovember 2003The 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 divorceSeptember 2003If 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 lawyersBy E. Lynn GraysonSeptember 2003A 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 chairBy Celia G. GamrathNovember 2003One 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 chairBy Celia G. GamrathSeptember 2003As 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 closetBy Claire A. ManningNovember 2003Note 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 presidentBy Claire A. ManningSeptember 2003Irene 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.
Reiteration on child suppotBy Ann B. ConroyNovember 2003Every 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.