The career of Lois WoodBy Erin HodgsonMarch 2018Ms. Lois Wood has recently retired from practice, but her years of dedication to The Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation has created a lasting impact for the elderly and low-income residents of Illinois.
Chair columnBy Melissa OliveroMarch 2018How can you help to empower women and girls during Women's History Month?
New law intends to create transparency for women consumersBy Maxine Weiss KunzJanuary 2018As of January 1, 2018, the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act has been amended again, this time with the intent to protect women from being charged more for certain services than men.
Slow change at the topBy Cindy G. BuysJanuary 2018As of 2017, the legal profession is 64% male and 36% female, meaning that there are 5% more women practicing law today than in 2009. Women make up approximately 22% of the partners in private law firms, but only 18% of equity partners. Women also account for approximately one-third of the judiciary, ranging from 33-35% of federal judges and 29-35% of state court judges. These numbers show some improvement in some categories, but the upward movement is small.
Spotlight on Sara DavisBy Margaret ManettiMay 2018Sara Davis is a trial attorney who gets it done with gravitas, grit, and a love of the law.
The times, they are a changin’By Emily A. HansenJanuary 2018The national conversation regarding sexual misconduct has led to action and will lead to reform. What can you do? Raise your voice and encourage other women to speak up to stop sexual harassment. Help review and improve workplace policies on sexual harassment. Show your support by joining the January 20, 2018 March to the Polls, the Second Annual Women’s March in Chicago and around the country.
WATL August spa outingBy Erin WilsonOctober 2018The Women and the Law Committee hosted a unique networking event after a recent meeting.