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.
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.
Good News By Jessica C. Marshall March 2021 Uplifting updates from various members of the Standing Committee on Women & the Law.
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.
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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‘Women Under Attack’ By Judge Ann Breen-Greco March 2021 A look at "Women Under Attack," a Women & the Law Committee initiative.