Attorneys: Get on your hobby horse!By Valerie ShermanOctober 2010The benefits of having at least one hobby are huge, especially to attorneys, whose stress levels, happiness, and health are often cited as some of the worst of any profession.
Key strategies for generating profitable new clientsBy Byron G. SabolOctober 2010Clients do business with, and refer business to, lawyers they know, like, and trust. By focusing marketing efforts on the strategies outlined in this article, women lawyers will become better known and liked by clients.
Member spotlight: Diana M. LawBy Melissa M. OliveroOctober 2010A closer look at this accomplished lawyer and member of our Committee, who recently won the ISBA’s 2009-2010 Young Lawyer of the Year Award.
New Medicaid rules harm women, seniorsBy Diana M. LawOctober 2010The Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 imposes harsh penalties against seniors who gift money for any reason to family members and charities, since it presumes the money was transferred to qualify for Medicaid long-term care benefits.
Recommended reading listBy Emily N. MasalskiOctober 2010Books recommended by members of the Standing Committee on Women and the Law.
The relationship between women and depressionBy Susan RieglerOctober 2010Female lawyers are very good at showing only their professional side. They can look so good on the outside that their colleagues, family and friends may not see the pain behind their eyes. But women across all Western countries are twice as likely to experience depression than men.
Restorative Justice Program in Cook County unique in U.SSeptember 2010Currently, unpaid child support is collected through a system of seizures and penalties, sometimes including jail time. In this area of law enforcement, the adversarial process not only reinforces the conflict that drives these disputes, it is costly. Often, modest available resources are siphoned off in attorneys’ fees, court costs, and fines. In contrast, the restorative circle process enables the family members and their supporters to discuss and explore their concern for their children’s needs in a constructive, thoughtful and respectful manner.
Twice a WomanBy Aristea Geroulis & Aneta KurosNovember 2010A review of the new film shown at the Chicago International Film Festival, by two women who confront domestic violence daily.
Women Everywhere: A spirit of collaborationBy Shital A. PatelMay 2010Join WE's efforts to make a difference in the community and in the lives of women and children in need by volunteering on June 11, 2010 for the annual Agency Day Project.
Women Everywhere: Service DayBy Janice L. BobackOctober 2010The Women Everywhere: Partners In Service Project’s Annual Agency Day was held this year on June 11, 2010. Volunteers from the Women and the Law Committee gave their time and energy to a local agency known as Grace House.