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The Catalyst
The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law

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Newsletter Articles From 2016

Balancing the Scales By Erin Wilson June 2016 The first installment of a regular new column addressing work-life balance.
Business Travel and Breast Milk/Pumping: Milk Stork Review By Emily N. Masalski March 2016 The author shares her successful experience with Milk Stork.
Chair column By Julie A. Johnson December 2016 Paid family leave is a difficult issue for many Illinois attorneys. Let us all send the message that Paid Family Leave is a priority for Illinois lawyers, while at the same time sending our comments and suggested revisions to Senate Bill 260.
Chair’s column By Julie A. Johnson October 2016 A message from Chair Julie A. Johnson, formerly Julie Neubauer.
Chair’s column By Julie A. Neubauer August 2016 A message from Committee Chair Julie Neubauer.
Chair’s column By Emily N. Masalski June 2016 Some highlights of the Committee's accomplishments over the past year.
Chair’s column By Emily N. Masalski March 2016 Chair Emily Masalski recently traveled to San Diego to serve as one of the ISBA delegates to the ABA House of Delegates.
Chair’s column By Emily N. Masalski February 2016 Please join the Standing Committee on Women and the Law for our Spring outreach event, “Celebrating the Power of Laughter in the Law,” a luncheon, on March 8, 2016, in Chicago.
Community Service Day—Teen Living Programs By Kelly Thames Bennett June 2016 On Saturday, April 16, 2016, a group of committee members and some very helpful members of their families spent the morning helping Teen Living Programs (TLP) prepare their gardens and lawn for spring.
Debra Pogrund Stark of the John Marshall Domestic Violence Clinical Advocacy Program awarded the ISBA Excellence in Legal Education Award for 2016 By Sherry A. Mundorff August 2016 Our Committee nominated The John Marshall Domestic Violence Clinical Advocacy Program for the ISBA Excellence in Legal Education Award for 2016.
Effect of same-sex marriage on family law By Tracy Douglas June 2016 By looking at how state courts and the Illinois General Assembly addressed the issue of same-sex parents, state legislatures can examine the ways to adapt family laws.
Equal Pay Day Chicago 2016 March 2016 Plans are well underway for the next Equal Pay Day event, scheduled for April 12, 2016 in Daley Plaza (Clark and Washington in Chicago) from noon to 1 pm.
From Jenner partner to founder of KRā, Drinks for Athletes By Sarah Hardgrove-Koleno June 2016 The author shares her evolution from attorney to entrepreneur.
Good news October 2016 Two recent news items concerning our members.
Illinois families deserve more: The case for paid family leave By Bridget Duignan February 2016 The time has come for Illinois to embrace what should be a very basic way to preserve our family structure and grow our family values--by instituting mandatory paid family leave.
Interview with Judge Clare J. Quish By Margaret Manetti October 2016 Judge Clare J. Quish-- Cook County’s newly appointed judge-- inspires a love of the law.
ISBA Human Rights Section Council Gertz awarded to Cindy Galway Buys By Kelly Parfitt August 2016 Through her tireless representation, research and advocacy, Professor Buys has sought to give dignity and freedom to those seeking a better life in the United States.
It’s the Money, Honey: Money Smart Week 2016 By Kelly Thames Bennett June 2016 On April 25, 2016, Women & the Law Committee member Kristen Prinz presented at “It’s the Money, Honey,” the seminar that focused on EARN: wage equality.
Legal comedy: 101 By Jenny R. Jeltes October 2016 Standup is terrifying. But so is being a lawyer. If I’ve already done one, why not try the other?
Legal technology resources for your practice By Kimberley Crum Klein December 2016 A list of apps for both iPhone and iPad that can help you with productivity in your legal practice.
Letting go of guilt By Kristen Prinz December 2016 There never seems to be enough time to be the best lawyer, leader, mother and wife.
Life events August 2016 This month, we have three items to share involving members of the Women and the Law Committee.
Minding the gap: International Women’s Day By Emily A. Hansen March 2016 International Women’s Day was observed on March 8th to celebrate and promote the economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
Oh, the laws I’d offer if I were an Illinois state legislator. Part I: The civil fix By Shira Truitt October 2016 Author Shira Truitt shares what bills she would introduce if she were an Illinois legislator.
Proper use of preferred gender pronouns By Sarah D. Zigulich December 2016 A breakdown of the preferred gender pronoun movement and its importance.
Recent studies confirm much still needs to be done for women to gain parity in the profession By Michele M. Jochner February 2016 Although the distribution of men and women in our profession is at roughly a 2 to 1 ratio, men are three times more likely than women to appear in lead roles in civil cases—especially in those matters which are financially lucrative and high-profile.
Refining misconduct: Discrimination and harassment within the Illinois Model Rules of Professional Conduct By Emily A. Hansen October 2016 Author Emily Hansen argues that the ABA's recently passed amendment to Model Rule 8.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct is too broad.
Remembering Judge Jean Prendergast Rooney By Kyle Garmes February 2016 Although Jean Prendergast Rooney was a woman of remarkable abilities in her profession and family life, her 15-month fight against leukemia proved to be insurmountable.
Some battles continue to be fought: The Equal Rights Amendment By Lori G. Levin March 2016 March is Women’s History Month and is a time to celebrate women. Hopefully, soon, we will be able to celebrate true equality guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
Spotlight interview with Margaret Manetti of Codilis & Associates By Erin Wilson August 2016 Learn more about Margaret Manetti of Codilis & Associates and her practice, family and interests.

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