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ISBA Receives Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership Training Academy’s Trailblazers Award

(L-R) ISBA Member Emily Masalski, ISBA Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Covington, ISBA President James F. McCluskey, ISBA Women and the Law Committee Chair Lori Levin, ISBA Board of Governors Member Julie Johnson, ISBA Women and the Law Committee Ex-Officio Melissa Olivero, ISBA Women and the Law Vice Chair Kelly Bennett, ISBA Member David P. Eldridge.  

The Illinois State Bar Association was among several groups that recently received the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership Training Academy’s Trailblazers Award.

The recipients of this year’s awards were organizations that helped pass the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution in Illinois. The amendment, which outlaws discrimination based on gender nationwide, was ratified in May.

The Trailblazers Award Reception was held Oct. 18 at Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand St., in Chicago.

Other organizations receiving this year’s award include:

  • ACLU of Illinois
  • American Association of University Women
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • ERA Action
  • ERA Advocates
  • IL ERA Coalition of Bloomington-Normal
  • Action Illinois
  • Indivisible Illinois
  • League of Women Voters of Illinois
  • Illinois Now
  • Planned Parenthood Illinois Action
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Women’s March Chicago
Posted on December 3, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
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