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2020 Articles

Chair’s Column By Kelly Bennett May 2020 A note from the chair, Kelly Bennett.
The Fear Factor By Judith Miller May 2020 A review of the book 'Untangling Fear in Lawyering: A Four-Step Journey Toward Powerful Advocacy.'
Four Members of Women & the Law Accepted to Leadership Academy By Deanna Hoyt February 2020 The Women & the Law Committee has four members participating in the ISBA Leadership Academy, which kicked off in December 2019.
Getting to Know: An Interview with Lisa Knauf By Margie Komes Putzler August 2020 A member spotlight on Lisa Knauf, a newer member of the Standing Committee of Women & the Law
Good News By Jessica C. Marshall August 2020 Uplifting updates from various members of the Standing Committee on Women & the Law.
Greetings From the Chair By Cindy G. Buys August 2020 A note from the chair, Cindy G. Buys.
Is the Equal Rights Amendment Part of the U.S. Constitution? By Cindy Buys February 2020 Illinois, Virginia, and Nevada make several arguments in support of their position that their recent ratifications are valid and the ERA should be considered part of the U.S. Constitution.
ISBA Member Fiona McEntee Publishes Children’s Book on Immigration By Emily N. Masalski February 2020 An interview with Fiona McEntee about her path to publishing her first children’s book, Our American Dream.
Mr. President, What Will You Do for Woman Suffrage? Happy 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution By Kelly Thames Bennett August 2020 A look at the history of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on the 100th anniversary of its ratification.
There Is No Home for Me Here: The Erasure of African American Women and Their Role in the Suffrage Movement By Sharon L. Eiseman February 2020 Why, as we near the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, we must shine a light on the brave African American women who played a role in the suffrage movement.
WATL Award Recipients By Erin M. Wilson August 2020 A spotlight on recent Women & the Law Committee award winners.
Women and the Law Celebrates International Women’s Day By Erin Wilson May 2020 A recap of the ISBA Women & the Law's fourth annual International Women's Day tea.
Workplace Harassment Reforms in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement By Mackenzie E. Pickering May 2020 Since the #MeToo movement exploded into the public consciousness in late 2017,  state legislators from across the country have introduced approximately 200 bills aimed at strengthening protections against workplace harassment and 15 states including Illinois have passed new protections.