2019 Articles

Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County By Deanna Hoyt September 2019 An overview of the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County's monthly lunches in Waukegan.
Burned out? Overwhelmed? Meet Dr. Diana Uchiyama and the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program By Mary F. Petruchius June 2019 An interview with Dr. Diana Uchiyama, the executive director of the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program.
Chair’s column By Lori Levin June 2019 A note from the Committee on Women & the Law chair, Lori Levin.
Chair’s column By Lori Levin April 2019 A note from the Committee on Women & the Law chair, Lori Levin.
Chair’s column By Lori G. Levin February 2019 All about Lynn Price, whose story you will hear if you attend "Girls in Crisis: Foster Care and Immigrants" in May. 
Creating gender equality: Takeaways By Sandra Crawford April 2019 Key takeaways from a recent panel presentation on creating gender equality in the workplace.
Defending and protecting the rights of transgender people By Judge Ann Breen-Greco April 2019 If passed, The Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life.
Getting to Know Jennifer Luczkowiak By Margie Komes Putzler September 2019 A spotlight on Jennifer Luczkowiak, including her career path, biggest influences, and best advice to new lawyers.
Getting to know Maria M. L. Schwartz By Kelly R. Giraudo June 2019 A spotlight on Maria M. L. Schwartz, a new member of the Standing Committee on Women and the Law.
Good news column April 2019 Uplifting updates from various members of the Standing Committee on Women & the Law.
Good news column February 2019 Uplifting updates from various members of the Standing Committee on Women & the Law.
International Women’s Day afternoon tea at the Langham By Kelly Thames Bennett April 2019 On March 8, 2019, the ISBA Standing Committee on Women & the Law Committee hosted our third annual celebration of International Women’s Day over afternoon tea at the Langham Hotel in Chicago.
Kristen Prinz’s 10-Year Firm Anniversary By Erin Wilson September 2019 A Q-&-A interview with Kristen Prinz, whose firm recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.
Legislative Report By Marylou Lowder Kent November 2019 Summaries of bills passed by the Illinois General Assembly last spring.
A Letter From the Chair By Kelly Bennett November 2019 A note from the chair, Kelly Bennett.
Mixology Event By Erin Wilson November 2019 An overview and photo of the Women & the Law Committee's mixology kick-off event.
Pro Bono Network: A Unique Model Serving Clients & Supporting Attorneys By Linda Rio November 2019 All about Pro Bono Network, a Chicago-area non-profit with a model designed to solve the traditional obstacles to pro bono volunteering by offering the support, backup, training, and resources needed by attorneys who don’t have those support structures elsewhere.
Promoting access to justice among self-represented litigants By Deanna Hoyt February 2019 As self-represented litigants continue to be a large part of civil matters attorneys, court clerks, court support staff, and judges need to be conscious of how they can help promote access to justice for all regardless of the litigants’ background.
Share your talents! By Marylou Lowder Kent February 2019 An overview of three programs managed by the Standing Committee on Law Related Education for the Public that present attorneys and judges with opportunities to volunteer their time in their communities toward the advancement of civics education.
Should Illinois require women on corporate boards of directors? By Beverly Garland June 2019 States have started the process of legally requiring companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors.
Spotlight interview with Deane Brown of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick Dym, Ltd. February 2019 A Q-and-A with Deane Brown, who practices employment law.
Spotlight on Andrea L. Kmak By Jennifer Bunker Skerston February 2019 An interview with Andrea L. Kmak, a new member to the Women & the Law Committee.
Taking the leap April 2019 A Q-and-A interview with Erin Wilson, Women and the Law member, after she took the leap to build her own practice.
Title IX at 47: A Brother’s Reflections on an Olympic Gymnast, a Track Pioneer, and a Nike Executive By John E. Thies September 2019 A first-hand account of some of the ups and downs associated with Title IX.
‘Whisper Network’ Book Review By Jessica Durkin November 2019 A review of the novel Whisper Network by Chandler Baker.
Working collaboratively to end human trafficking By Judge Ann Breen-Greco June 2019 Three legal associations are now working together to address human trafficking.