Ever think about running for office?By Ella YorkJune 2013The Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) program trains women to run for office on the Democratic ticket while the Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series trains women to run for public office on the Republican ticket. These two programs, while they reach out to opposite sides of the aisle, share the goal of increasing the number of women in public office.
Female judges in Illinois: Where are we now?By Cindy G. Buys & Stephanie MacuibaMay 2013This article examines some of the statistics relating to females in the judiciary in Illinois and includes interviews with several female judges examining the role and experiences of these female judges.
Is failure to file a lis pendens at the outset of a divorce case considered malpractice?By Lindsay C. StellaMay 2013Every family law attorney heeds warning when the word “malpractice” is uttered. We all know the fundamentals of malpractice in our respective fields, and we do our best to stay current on new law by attending an assortment of continuing legal education courses to protect against that malignant word. Inevitably, smaller items sometimes slip through the cracks. Filing of a lis pendens at the outset of a divorce case, through some not so recent case law, has proven itself to be one of those generally disregarded smaller items.
Reflections on Blackstones EventBy Erin WilsonOctober 2013On August 22, 2013, 120 years after the first gathering in Chicago, the Blackstones, gathered to celebrate women past, present, and future. This event, hosted by Winston & Strawn, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association President Julie A. Bauer, and Illinois State Bar Association President Paula H. Holderman, was an auspicious gathering of talented and dedicated attorneys, professors, and judges.
Someone you should know: Jody RaphaelBy Melissa M. OliveroMay 2013Learn more about this dynamic attorney and senior research fellow at the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center at DePaul University College of Law.