2022 Articles

Alternative Careers in Law By Lindsay Hatzis April 2022 Whether you're a recently law school graduate or have been practicing law for years, a non-traditional legal career is always an option.
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Catharine Waugh McCulloch: Lawyer, Suffragist, and Activist By Eun K. Yoon November 2022 A short biographical profile of Catharine Waugh McCulloch.
Chair’s Column By Erin Wilson November 2022 A note from the chair.
Chair’s Column By Erin Wilson September 2022 A note from the chair.
CLE Spotlight: ‘The $250,000 Difference: What Does Gender Have to Do With It?’ By Dina M. Ninfo & Chloé G. Pedersen February 2022 A summary of a recent Standing Committee on Women and the Law CLE program that addressed the ongoing wage gap within the legal community.
Domestic Violence Awareness: How Can We Help? By Paloma Holloman November 2022 We have the resources to help survivors of domestic violence navigate the legal system, but it all begins with eliminating assumptions, having empathy to better understand their circumstances, and offering support.
Free the Girls Campaign By Jennifer Luczkowiak May 2022 As the bar year comes to a close, the ISBA Women and the Law Committee is proud to report on a successful 2022 service project benefiting Free the Girls, an organization dedicated to empowering women who have been the victim of sex trafficking.
Getting to Know the Kane County Bar Association’s First Female President: A Conversation With Susan Tatnall By Mary F. Petruchius May 2022 An interview with Susan Tatnall, Kane County Bar Association's first female president.
Getting to Know: An Interview with Paloma Holloman By Margie Komes Putzler April 2022 An interview with Paloma Holloman, a new member of the ISBA Standing Committee of Women and the Law.
Give Back Through the Illinois Bar Foundation By Jessica Durkin November 2022 For attorneys looking to give back, the Illinois Bar Foundation provides an opportunity to assist lawyers in crisis and advance equal justice statewide.
Impacts of Roe v. Wade Overturn By Tessa Richards & Erin Wilson September 2022 A look at the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
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Interview With Justice Rita B. Garman: Blazing a Trail for Women in Law By Jennifer Bunker Skerston September 2022 The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism recently shared a 20-minute video on its website as part of its “Profiles in Professionalism Series” honoring Justice Rita B. Garman (ret.).
An Interview With Representative Terra Costa Howard By Missy Greathouse May 2022 An interview with Representative Terra Costa Howard to learn about her journey into politics.
Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson Joins the United States Supreme Court By Tessa Richards & Erin Wilson September 2022 Justice Kentanji Brown Jackson was nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court by President  Biden on February 25, 2022, and confirmed by the Senate on April 7.
Member Spotlight: Christina Malecki By Jessica Durkin February 2022 A spotlight on Christina Malecki, a new member to ISBA's Standing Committee on Women & the Law.
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Member Spotlight: Lauren Pierucci By Laura Castagna February 2022 A spotlight on Lauren Pierucci, a new member to ISBA's Standing Committee on Women & the Law.
Running for Office: Is It for You? By Marylou Lowder Kent April 2022 Things to consider if you are weighing the decision to run for public offic.
Spotlight on Laura Castagna By Lisa Knauf April 2022 Meet one of the new members of the ISBA Standing Committee on Women and the Law, Laura Castagna.
Susana Mendoza: The Goalkeeper for Illinois’s Finances By Christina Malecki May 2022 An interview wih Susana Mendoza, the state comptroller.
Using Legal Training to Advocate for a World Free of Breast Cancer By Colleen Boraca May 2022 A look at how the skills lawyers use put them in a unique position to help others.
WATL Celebrates International Women’s Day by Honoring Women and Their Success By Cindy Buys & Kenya Jenkins-Wright April 2022 In celebration of International Women’s Day, ISBA’s Standing Committee on Women and the Law held a virtual program on March 8, 2022, "Honoring Women and Their Success."
When ‘the End’ Is Not the End: COVID Edition By Anna Aguilar & Erin M. Wilson February 2022 A look at some of the challenges of COVID-19 on post-decree family law disputes. 
Women-Inspired Reading By Jennifer Bunker Skerston February 2022 Short summaries and reviews of books inspired by women.