Articles From Sharon L. Eiseman

There Is No Home for Me Here: The Erasure of African American Women and Their Role in the Suffrage Movement By Sharon L. Eiseman Law Related Education for the Public, October 2019 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.
There Is No Home for Me Here: The Erasure of African American Women and Their Role in the Suffrage Movement By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, October 2019 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.
Ramsey Herndon LLC v. Lisa Whiteside: Illinois Supreme Court offers a primer on leasing mineral rights By Sharon L. Eiseman Real Estate Law, April 2019 Herndon LLC v. Whiteside offers a brief primer on the nature of the leasehold interests involved in transactions between owners of land containing oil, gas, and minerals and operators retained by the owners to extract those resources from the land.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019: A different perspective on the ‘legacy’ of MLK Jr. from civil rights attorney Vernon Jordan By Sharon L. Eiseman Law Related Education for the Public, January 2019 While it is important to honor Martin Luther King Jr. for his accomplishments and celebrate his storied career as a civil rights activist, we must continue to work to keep his dream alive.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019: A different perspective on the ‘legacy’ of MLK Jr. from civil rights attorney Vernon Jordan By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, January 2019 While it is important to honor Martin Luther King Jr. for his accomplishments and celebrate his storied career as a civil rights activist, we must continue to work to keep his dream alive.
MLK day will be observed as per usual, but this year it’s actually on King’s birthday By Sharon L. Eiseman Law Related Education for the Public, January 2018 This year, on January 15, which is the actual date of his birth in 1929, people all over our country—and beyond—will pay homage to this great man, preacher, and acknowledged leader of the civil rights movement in America.
Veterans Day is fast approaching: What will you be doing and why? By Sharon L. Eiseman Law Related Education for the Public, October 2017 For a large part of our population, the history of the establishment of Veterans Day is unknown.
Recent SCOTUS opinion raises hope for municipalities struggling to recover from effects of predatory lending practices of banks—And perhaps for their residents as well By Sharon L. Eiseman Real Estate Law, August 2017 Author Sharon Eiseman was in the courtroom when the U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion in Bank of America Corp. et. al. v. City of Miami, Florida.
Chair’s column: Ringing in the New Year with trepidation over the new D.C. landscape and dismay at the intolerance of ‘burkinis’… Tempered with faith in my fellow lawyers By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, January 2017 A message from Committee Chair Sharon Eiseman.
Chair comments and ‘introductions’ of more REM members By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, October 2016 Learn more about this Committee's activities and hard-working members.
Recent Illinois Appellate Court opinion, in concert with the new Act on preventing sexual assault on college campuses, may help curb such violence By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, October 2016 The case, Omid Shariat Razavi v. Eva Walkuski and Ariel Zekelman and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, furthers the protections afforded to those students who report their attackers to school personnel.
Spotlight on REM members (and past members!): What a Guy—He Never Stops Giving! By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, October 2016 REM Committee member Cory White was recently elected by the ISBA's Board of Governor's to the position of Delegate to the American Bar Association.
Comments from the incoming Chair By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, June 2016 A message from Sharon Eiseman, who will take her place as Chair of this Committee at the ISBA's Annual Meeting later this month.
Will climate change come soon to college campuses? A Coalition of Diverse Bar Groups Hosts a Historic Symposium on Emerging Law and Other Interventions to Address the Ongoing Scourge Of Sexual Assault on College Campuses By Sharon L. Eiseman Diversity Leadership Council, June 2016 This past November 6, an incredible all-day Symposium on Sexual Assaults on Campus took place at Chicago’s School of the Art Institute.
Will climate change come soon to college campuses? A Coalition of Diverse Bar Groups Hosts a Historic Symposium on Emerging Law and Other Interventions to Address the Ongoing Scourge Of Sexual Assault on College Campuses By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, June 2016 This past November 6, an incredible all-day Symposium on Sexual Assaults on Campus took place at Chicago’s School of the Art Institute.
Second District Appellate Court delivers relief for condo insurers, grief for condo boards By Sharon L. Eiseman Real Estate Law, March 2015 The opinion in Royal Glen Condominium Association v. S.T. Neswold and Associates, Inc. serves as a cautionary tale for condominium association boards.
Comments from the Chair By Sharon L. Eiseman Government Lawyers, June 2013 A message from out-going Committee Chair Sharon Eiseman.
Spotlight on accomplished committee member Gary Zhao By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, November 2012 Gary embodies the values the ISBA encourages and cherishes in its best attorneys.
Comments from the Chair By Sharon L. Eiseman Government Lawyers, October 2012 A message from Committee Chair Sharon Eiseman.
Someone you should know: Patrick Blanchard, Independent Inspector General for Cook County By Sharon L. Eiseman Government Lawyers, October 2012 We have chosen to feature IIG Blanchard in this issue of The Public Servant so we might learn what made him aspire to be the first lawyer serving in such an important role and how this relatively new office and officer are faring since the position was created only four years ago.
What determines a person’s success? You’d be surprised! By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, April 2012 A review of Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers.
Got spare time? Need a break from brief writing? Check out these legal blogs—and have fun browsing! By Sharon L. Eiseman Government Lawyers, March 2011 A listing of popular legal blogs.
Women With Vision Speech for November 4 Dinner By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, November 2010 A reprint of the remarks given by Sharon Eiseman at the Women With Vision event.
The Illinois Supreme Court says: “Ryan gets nothing.” Illinois taxpayers under no obligation to fund his retirement By Sharon L. Eiseman Government Lawyers, June 2010 It is irrelevant to the Court that the felonies for which Ryan was convicted were not committed during his service as Lieutenant Governor or as an Illinois legislator.
How far have we come in eradicating discrimination in our profession and what is the blueprint for the future? By Sharon L. Eiseman Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, November 2009 Like any occupation, the legal profession has not been immune from workplace problems like discrimination, hostile environment, harassment and retaliation
‘Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy’—Sunshine on my subpoenas does not: a case summary of Better Government Association v. Blagojevich By Sharon L. Eiseman Government Lawyers, April 2009 Illinois courts must enforce the legislative policy that “the sunshine of public scrutiny is the best antidote to public corruption[.]”
‘Women Everywhere’ project launches its 10th year of community service, court visits for high school girls By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, March 2009 In 2009, the Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project (“WE”) will be celebrating its first decade by again doing what it has done so well since its founding in 1999: sending women and men volunteer attorneys and legal support staff into community service agencies on a specified day to provide legal and labor-intensive assistance to agency staff.
New law offers better protection for victims of violence (but we’re not where we need to be quite yet) By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, December 2008 Recently, our State Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law as PA095-0999 an amendment to the 2006 Safe Homes Act (“SHA”).
Last letter from the Chair: And a wonderful time was had by all in Carbondale, Illinois! By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, June 2008 Sadly but inevitably, this is my final Chair’s column for the 2007-08 term.
If you build your own corner office they will come! By Sharon L. Eiseman Women and the Law, March 2008 This article is about a recent interview the author conducted and is intended as a preview of a future roundtable discussion/exploration about women attorneys making the tough career choices—mostly to ‘go it on their own.’

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