Articles From Hon. Debra B. Walker

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 Bench and Bar, 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.
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 Women and the Law, 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.
Diversity and Inclusion: Professionalism at Work in the Law By Marcus Dominguez & Judge Debra B. Walker Family Law, August 2020 On February 25, 2020, Judge Debra B. Walker and Judge Diane M. Shelley led an open discussion with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers centered around diversity and inclusion in the legal workplace.
Diversity and Inclusion: Professionalism at Work in the Law By Marcus Dominguez & Judge Debra B. Walker Elder Law, July 2020 On February 25, 2020, as representatives of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Judge Debra B. Walker and Judge Diane M. Shelley led an open discussion with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers centered around diversity and inclusion in the legal workplace.
Diversity and Inclusion: Professionalism at Work in the Law By Marcus Dominguez & Judge Debra B. Walker Family Law, June 2020 On February 25, 2020, as representatives of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Judge Debra B. Walker and Judge Diane M. Shelley led an open discussion with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers centered around diversity and inclusion in the legal workplace.
Perspectives, Preferences, and Pet Peeves From the Bench By Judge Debra B. Walker & Niharika Reddy Young Lawyers Division, November 2019 In order to be an effective, respectful, and zealous advocate for your client, remember to always keep the “three P’s” in mind: Perspectives, preferences, and pet peeves.
Perspectives, Preferences, and Pet Peeves From the Bench By Judge Debra B. Walker & Niharika Reddy Family Law, September 2019 In order to be an effective, respectful, and zealous advocate for your client, remember to always keep the “three P’s” in mind: Perspectives, preferences, and pet peeves.
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The ongoing saga of sexual harassment By Hon. Debra B. Walker Human and Civil Rights, December 2017 With the Illinois legislature beginning to undergo sexual harassment training and apparently adopting legislation that would require all elected officials to be so educated, will this apply to the third branch of government?
The ongoing saga of sexual harassment By Hon. Debra B. Walker Bench and Bar, November 2017 With the Illinois legislature beginning to undergo sexual harassment training and apparently adopting legislation that would require all elected officials to be so educated, will this apply to the third branch of government?
Summer externs = HUGE Help By Hon. Debra B. Walker Bench and Bar, August 2017 Hon. Debra Walker urges all of her judicial colleagues to host summer externs.
Courthouse professionalism: Not just for judges and lawyers By Hon. Debra B. Walker & Jayne Reardon Bench and Bar, July 2016 The Courthouse Cross-Disciplinary Training program brings together representatives from every type of person who works in the courthouse, challenging them to consider ways they can increase their professionalism and service to those who access our judicial system.
Whose privacy is it anyway? Dissecting Clark and the ramifications for admitting eavesdropped evidence By Hon. Debra B. Walker & Alexandra Gecas Bench and Bar, August 2014 What evidence can still be considered private post-Clark, and if there is no protection, is everything admissible?
Mentoring matters By Hon. Debra B. Walker Administrative Law, June 2012 Given that CLE credit is now available for mentoring programs for both the mentor and the mentee, there is no better time to launch an official mentoring program at your firm, your alma mater, or your bar association.
Mentoring matters By Hon. Debra B. Walker Bench and Bar, April 2012 Given that CLE credit is now available for mentoring programs for both the mentor and the mentee, there is no better time to launch an official mentoring program at your firm, your alma mater, or your bar association.

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