Chairman Wilma Liebman: Forging a new processBy Melissa M. OliveroApril 2011On January 20, 2009, Wilma Liebman was appointed as the 20th Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board by President Obama, only the second woman to serve in this capacity since the creation of the Board in its current form.
Chair’s columnBy E. Nicole CarrionNovember 2011A message from Committee Chair E. Nicole Carrion.
Chair’s columnBy E. Nicole CarrionSeptember 2011A message from Committee Chair E. Nicole Carrion.
Chair’s columnBy Sandra CrawfordApril 2011A look ahead to some of the events sponsored by the Women and The Law Committee.
Divorce among professional womenBy Karen M. Pinkert-LiebApril 2011Not only are professional women more likely to get divorced, but the number of women paying alimony has almost doubled since the late 90s. Here are some tips to help protect yourself in the event of a divorce.
Emotional side of civil union lawBy Anna FridmanNovember 2011The LGBT community in Illinois is now faced with the same issues that heterosexual couples have been grappling with for centuries in one form or another—those related to making an unequivocal proclamation of one’s commitment for the rest of their lives.
Girl Scouts Project Law Track 2011By Emily N. MasalskiApril 2011Female attorneys with the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women and several teen Girl Scouts have designed a series of dynamic sessions that will culminate in a mock trial in May 2011. Volunteers are still needed-- check out the article to find out how you can help.
Grace behind the gatesBy Julie A. NeubauerSeptember 2011Dwight Correctional Center may be beautiful, but for the women incarcerated there it's still a prison.
The new Civil Union Act and its effect on the Illinois Probate ActBy Joanna M. LekkasNovember 2011While intestacy laws may protect surviving spouses who are parties to a civil union, it is important to keep in mind that only six states recognize these unions. Therefore, estate planning for disability and death remain important tools for same-sex couples.
Stalking No Contact Order ActBy Lori G. LevinNovember 2011Since the Stalking No Contact Order Act is relatively new, its effectiveness in addressing this behavior has not been fully measured. It does provide a legal remedy to address what can be an alarming and concerning situation