Balancing the Scales
The first installment of a regular new column addressing work-life balance.
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.
A message from Chair Julie A. Johnson, formerly Julie Neubauer.
A message from Committee Chair Julie Neubauer.
Some highlights of the Committee's accomplishments over the past year.
Chair Emily Masalski recently traveled to San Diego to serve as one of the ISBA delegates to the ABA House of Delegates.
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
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.
Effect of same-sex marriage on family law
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
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.
Two recent news items concerning our members.
Legal comedy: 101
Standup is terrifying. But so is being a lawyer. If I’ve already done one, why not try the other?
Letting go of guilt
There never seems to be enough time to be the best lawyer, leader, mother and wife.
This month, we have three items to share involving members of the Women and the Law Committee.
Remembering Judge Jean Prendergast Rooney
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.