2021 Articles

10 Simple Ways to Celebrate Women This Month By Jenn Luczkowiak March 2021 Simple yet significant ways to celebrate women in March.
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2020 Changemaker: Kenya Jenkins-Wright By Kristen Printz February 2021 Kenya Jenkins-Wright was an inspiration long before she received the Illinois Bar Foundation 2020 Changemaker Award.
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Book Review: ‘Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ By Alice L. Sackett February 2021 A summary and review of the book ‘Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.’
Bringing the Dark Into the Light: Eradicating Sexual Misconduct in the Courthouse to Foster a Legal Community That Promotes Respect, Safety, and Equality By Lindsay B. Coleman, Judge Debra B. Walker, & Kelly T. Bennett March 2021 As we move into 2021, sexual misconduct needs to be brought into the light so it can be eradicated to foster a legal community that promotes respect, safety, and equality.
The Carole K. Bellows Women of Influence Award By Marylou Lowder Kent May 2021 The Carole K. Bellows Women of Influence Awards honor two individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to raising awareness to the unmet legal needs of women, advocating for action addressing women’s issues or promoting the involvement of women at all levels of the legal community.
Celebrating International Women’s Day Virtually By Jessica R. Durkin May 2021 This year, the Women & The Law Committee celebrated International Women's Day virtually.
Chair’s Column By Shira Truitt August 2021 An introduction to the issue from the chair, Shira Truitt.
Chair’s Column: Bridging History By Cindy G. Buys March 2021 As I write this chair’s column, we are in the final days of commemorating Black History Month and about to celebrate the start of Women’s History Month. What better way to bridge the two than to reflect on the achievements of a few of the inspiring black women lawyer-leaders in the state of Illinois. Although the history of black female attorneys dates back to Ida Platt who became the first black female licensed to practice law in Illinois in 1894, I am struck by how many of these “firsts” have come in my own lifetime, reminding me of the recency of many of these achievements.
Chair’s Column: Looking Back and Looking Forward By Cindy G. Buys February 2021 A note from the chair, Cindy G. Buys.
COVID-19 and Mental Health By Dr. Alexandra Tsang March 2021 Strategies to manage your well-being during COVID-19.
The Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on Working Women By Kristen Prinz & Sara Oishi May 2021 How working women have been impacted by COVID-19.
Getting to Know: An Interview With Gladys Santana By Margie Komes Putzler August 2021 A member spotlight on Gladys Santana, a new member of the Standing Committee of Women and the Law.
Good News By Jessica C. Marshall March 2021 Uplifting updates from various members of the Standing Committee on Women & the Law.
Goodbye From the Chair By Cindy G. Buys May 2021 A note from the chair, Cindy G. Buys.
Growing Your Practice by Networking By Paloma Holloman December 2021 Whether you are starting a practice or are trying to expand your current book of clients, building your network is a great way to promote growth in your business.
An Introduction to the Illinois Force of Lawyers Against Sexual Harassment By Dina Ninfo May 2021 The Illinois Force of Lawyers Against Sexual Harassment is a task force of Illinois legal professionals united to study and combat sexism, sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault in the Illinois legal community.
Judicial/Legal Outreach By Judge Ann Breen-Greco December 2021 Connecting with youths who are interested in learning more about the legal profession can be one of the most gratifying aspects of the profession.
The Mass Exodus of Women From the Workplace By Dina Ninfo May 2021 The staggering unemployment numbers that hit the U.S. economy during the pandemic was a common topic of conversation during 2020. What is often left out of that conversation is the mass exodus of women from the workplace.
Member Spotlight: Chloé Pedersen By Erin M. Wilson March 2021 A Q-&-A interview with Chloé Pedersen, a new member to the Standing Committee on Women & the Law.
Member Spotlight: Missy Greathouse By Erin M. Wilson December 2021 A Q-&-A with Missy Greathouse, a new member of the Standing Committee on Women & the Law.
No Thank You to the Gender Slur By Judge Ann Breen-Greco February 2021 A look at the use of "gender slurs."
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Perspective: Asylum Law By Colleen Kilbride December 2021 Ways to get involved in representing asylum seekers and other immigrant populations.
Promoting Change in the Judiciary: A Candid Discussion with Kane County Circuit Judge Bianca Camargo By Gladys Proa Santana December 2021 This past summer, the Illinois Supreme Court took affirmative steps in its mission to foster diverse, equitable, and inclusive leadership by unanimously appointing the first Mexican American woman to fill a circuit judge vacancy.
Q & A With Judge Elizabeth Rochford By Erin M. Wilson August 2021 A Q-&-A with Judge Elizabeth Rochford, who is running for a seat on the Illinois Supreme Court.
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A Revitalized Illinois Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes By Cindy Buys December 2021 In response to an uptick in hate crimes, Governor Pritzker has revitalized the Illinois Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes
Sunday Blues By Paloma Holloman August 2021 Tips for overcoming the Sunday blues.
Tackling Anxiety: A Look at Anxiety Among Women and Ways to Wind Down By Lauren Pierucci August 2021 It is critical for women to find the tools to identify what triggers their anxiety and learn how to cope to maintain a healthy mind, body, and soul.
Ways to Stay Healthy as a Busy Lawyer By Erin M. Wilson August 2021 Three tips to add healthy habits to your busy life as a lawyer.
‘Women Under Attack’ By Judge Ann Breen-Greco March 2021 A look at "Women Under Attack," a Women & the Law Committee initiative.
Work/Life Balance Playlist August 2021 A work/life balance theme-inspired playlist.