ADR in law schools: The times, they are a’ changingBy Paula M. YoungOctober 2004When I think about the role ADR plays in legal education, in law practice, and in our broader communities, I think of the following quote: "Our civilization is like a bird with one wing, flying round and round in circles. The other wing is the Feminine. Without it, we cannot go anywhere."
The business case for effective part-time programsBy James J. SandmanOctober 2004Remarks at "Summit on Keeping Her in Her Place: New Challenges to the Integration of Women in the Profession," Section of Litigation, American Bar Association August 11, 2002
Illinois law school deans are a model of diversityBy Alice M. Noble-AllgireJune 2004Illinois reached a significant milestone during the past year when Patricia Mell and Peter Alexander became the first black deans—and Mell the first female dean—at their respective law schools.
Law Day breakfast with Justice GarmanBy Claire A. ManningJune 2004There was no better opportunity for a group of women lawyers to celebrate law day than to spend it having a breakfast with Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman in her hometown of Danville.
Legislative updateBy Sandra CrawfordOctober 2004It is the on-going commitment of the Women in the Law Committee to continue to actively monitor and comment on new and proposed legislation and to highlight existing laws of importance and interest to women and families.
Legislative updateBy Ellen Schanzle-HaskinsJune 2004The Committee on Women and the Law was and is very active in monitoring and commenting on legislation of interest to women in Illinois.
Letter from the chairBy Ellen Schanzle-HaskinsOctober 2004Assuming the Chair of the Women and the Law Committee is a daunting task.
Letter from the chairBy Celia G. GamrathJune 2004NOTE FROM THE EDITORS: For many, service on the Standing Committee on Women and the Law has brought not only the challenge of leadership, but the challenge of motherhood.
Letter from the chairBy Celia G. GamrathFebruary 2004Long before today's role models of Chief Justice MaryAnn McMorrow, Justice Rita Garman, Judge Carol Bellows, and Esther Rothstein came along, there were the female founders of the legal profession like Myra Bradwell who broke barriers and fought for the right of women to practice law.
Meeting Gloria SantonaBy Meredith E. RitchieOctober 2004As I drove into the lush woods, the rain stopped and I saw a contemporary building that seemed to blend into the landscape: McDonald's Corporate Headquarters.
My visit to ChinaBy Ann B. ConroyOctober 2004This past June, ISBA Women in the Law Committee member Ann Conroy visited China with other ISBA members. In the narrative below, entitled Backward Up: The Great Wall, she shares her trip and overall China experience with us.
OAI, Inc. opens “A Place for Change”By E. Lynn GraysonOctober 2004OAI, Inc. is a non-profit workforce development agency founded in 1976. OAI envisions a community where access to education, job training and employment is available to all. OAI believes that extending the opportunity to earn a living wage is a vital step towards creating and sustaining strong communities.
One of our own achieves Laureate distinctionBy Claire A. ManningJune 2004Sharon Eiseman, a longstanding and active member of the Standing Committee on Women and the Law, and a tireless promoter of women's legal rights, has been awarded with ISBA's highest achievement, a 2004 Laureate of the Academy of Illinois Lawyers.
The remarkable life and times of Alta May HulettBy E. Lynn GraysonFebruary 2004Remembered best as the first woman attorney admitted to the Illinois bar, Alta May Hulett's brief legal career was remarkable. Joining forces with Myra Bradwell, Illinois' first woman attorney, Ms. Hulett succeeded in passing legislation prohibiting sexual discrimination in employment practices and ensured the right for all women attorneys to join the bar and practice law.
Stepmothers: The Good, the Bad, and the UglyBy Amie M. SobkoviakOctober 2004Once upon a time, there lived a little girl with beautiful long blonde hair and eyes as blue as cornflowers. She had lived happily with her father for a long time…