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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 2017

Chair column By Melissa Olivero December 2017 A message from WATL Committee Chair Melissa Olivero.
Chair column By Melissa Olivero September 2017 A message from Chair Melissa Olivero.
Chair column By Julie A. Johnson May 2017 A message from Chair Julie Johnson outlining the Committee's recent successes.
Chair column By Julie A. Johnson February 2017 A message from Committee Chair Julie Johnson.
ERA seminar By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco December 2017 A recap of the Chicago Bar Association's September program.
Estate planning issues for divorced women By Sonia D. Coleman February 2017 Even in circumstances where it is clear that divorce is the best option, it is still challenging emotionally, spiritually and financially. It is imperative for women, particularly women with assets, to seek the advice of experienced professionals for guidance through this life-changing experience.
Five action steps now to make your money last By Susan Stein December 2017 Making your money last through your lifetime is challenging enough. Don’t make it harder by avoiding the subject. Taking steps now can make your retirement years much easier and enjoyable.
From Cook County Prosecutor to Cook County Probate Judge: Profile of Honorable Judge Shauna Boliker By Margaret O’Sullivan May 2017 Author Margaret O'Sullivan recently had the pleasure of interviewing Cook County Associate Judge Shauna Boliker, currently assigned to the Probate Division.
Good news December 2017 A highlight of our members' recent personal and professional accomplishments. 
Good news September 2017 The Women and the Law Committee congratulates members Margaret Manetti and Kristen Prinz on being named to Crain’s Business Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago
Good news February 2017 Julie A. Johnson (formerly Neubauer), was elected as a Member of Aronberg Goldghen effective January 1, 2017.
How to overcome your fears and land your dream career By Corri Fetman September 2017 A few of the most common fears that people have regarding a potential job or career change, along with the reasons why you should really not fear them at all.
Julie Johnson – Selected for CBA, Alliance for Women, Alta May Hulett Award By Kelly Thames Bennett May 2017 We were honored and excited to have our nominee, our committee’s Chair, recognized by the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women, Alta May Hulett Award.
Networking tips for the new year By Margaret Manetti February 2017 Make a goal of two-three new people each event and a minimum of one event a month. By putting in that time and effort, before you know it, you will have a fantastic new group of people in your life by the end of the year!
New paid sick leave and minimum wage raises underway in Chicago and Cook County By Lori A. Goldstein September 2017 As of July 1, employers with one or more employee must now provide paid sick leave (PSL) to most employees, including temporary and part-time employees.
Photos of our members May 2017 Two recent photos, one from the ISBA Laureate Awards and the other from our most recent Committee meeting.
Podcast review of These Are Their Stories: The Law & Order Podcast By Jen Kobayashi May 2017 Love Law and Order? Then there's a new podcast you need to listen to.
Spotlight on Emily Masalski By Kristen Prinz December 2017 The Women and the Law Committee congratulates our past Chair, Emily Masalski for being named one of Chicago Law Bulletin’s 2017 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch.
Spotlight on Women and the Law Member Lori G. Levin By Jessica Marshall September 2017 Learn more about long-time WATL member Lori Levin.
Super Lawyers February 2017 Members of the Standing Committee on Women and the Law rocked the Super Lawyer and Rising Stars awards this year!
Thoughts on Hamilton and the women of his life By Tracy Douglas May 2017 Rachel Faucette, Eliza Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler Church and Maria Reynolds each have a story to tell about sexism in the colonies and early republic.
Using your voice By Erin Wilson February 2017 As lawyers, we have a unique ability to use our education, voice, and reputation for the better.
The woman behind the robe: Judge Mary Catherine Marubio By Emily A. Hansen February 2017 Judge Marubio provides diversity to Cook County’s judiciary not only because she is female, but also because she is a member of the LGBTQ community.
Women in Leadership in the American Bar Association’s Judicial Division By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco September 2017 For the first time in the history of the ABA’s Judicial Division, there will be four women in leadership!