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2014 Articles

A view from the Chair By Mary F. Petruchius February 2014 A message from Committee Chair Mary Petruchius.
Why celebrate women in the profession? By Julie A. Neubauer February 2014 On January 30, 2014, most ISBA members received a “Save the Date” via e-mail for the Celebrating Women in the Profession Luncheon scheduled for March 13, 2014 at the Union League Club. I remember thinking that the chosen location was ironic, given the Union League Club’s history of excluding women. Women were banned until 1987 when the City of Chicago passed an ordinance outlawing such exclusionary practices by private clubs.
Women in conflict—A UN response By Cindy G. Buys & Julia Kaye Wykoff April 2014 Rather than conventional war tools such as guns, tanks, and bombs, raping and abusing women seemingly became a favorite tactic in many war-torn countries.
A word from the Editor By Cindy G. Buys August 2014 Photos from the Annual Meeting in June.
Workplace protective orders: Less-than-ideal protection for victims By Amanda Hall July 2014 The Workplace Violence Prevention Act, which took effect on January 1, 2014, may help victims of violence in some circumstances, but it is far from perfect.