Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Diversity

Diversity in the practice By Maliha Siddiqui Young Lawyers Division, August 2016 The author shares her experiences as a minority in the legal profession.
Batson turns 30 but still has growing pains By Tom Schanzle-Haskins Diversity Leadership Council, June 2016 Though the Batson holding has been in effect for 30 years, the Courts and commentators still grapple with how to best implement it in the trial court.
Kane judicial system changes to better reflect diversity within county By Judith Miller Diversity Leadership Council, June 2016 It is clear from the voices of our legal leaders that diversity is a prized quality that they agree needs to be nurtured, encouraged, and intentionally sought.
Standing Committee on Racial & Ethnic Minorities and the Law By Athena T. Taite Diversity Leadership Council, June 2016 A message from Athena Taite, Chair of the ISBA's Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities & The Law.
We are all in this together By Umberto S. Davi Diversity Leadership Council, June 2016 A message from ISBA President Umberto S. Davi
Immigration reform and diversifying your workforce By Edward N. Druck and Tejas Shah Diversity Leadership Council, June 2015 Recent executive actions enacted by the President and the Department of Homeland Security are estimated to collectively provide work authorization to 4 million undocumented individuals across the U.S., and impact hundreds of thousands of individuals in the state of Illinois alone.
The inadvertent advocacy of a transgender litigant By Vera Sarilyn Verbel Diversity Leadership Council, June 2015 The author shares her experience as a party in the Illinois court system.
Meet the Diversity Fellows Diversity Leadership Council, June 2015 Please welcome KiKi Mosley, Hellin Jang and Inez Toledo, who were selected from the Fellows nominees.
Pioneers and prosecutor honored at the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois Gala 2015 By Hon. Mark J. Lopez, Emily N. Masalski, and Spiridoula Mavrothalasitis Diversity Leadership Council, June 2015 On May 14, 2015, the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois held its 2015 Spring Gala at Prairie Production in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.
Race and the Law Symposium Diversity Leadership Council, June 2015 A summary of this program, which took place in March.
Sonni Choi Williams: 2015 ISBA Diversity Leadership Award recipient Diversity Leadership Council, June 2015 At the ISBA Awards Luncheon on June 19, 2015, Sonni Choi Williams, Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of Peoria, will be awarded the 2015 ISBA Diversity Leadership Award.
Tenth Annual 2015 Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference Diversity Leadership Council, June 2015 A recap of this year's conference.
Wanted: Male attention—A focus on gender disparity in the law By Carl Newman Young Lawyers Division, February 2015 Young lawyers especially need to be aware of gender disparities in order for the landscape to change.
Wanted: Male attention—A focus on gender disparity in the law By Carl Newman Women and the Law, February 2015 If we want the landscape to change, we all need to be aware of gender disparities.
Count me in: An ISBA Diversity Leadership Council Event By Cory White Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 The first “Count Me In” reception was held during the ISBA Mid-Year Meeting and proved to be a rousing success.
“Defamation”: A synopsis of the Kane County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee CLE Seminar By Divya K. Sarang and Priti Nemani Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 An overview of the Kane County Bar Association's October 2013 Ethics CLE Seminar.
Diversity and inclusion goes beyond the walls of Exelon’s legal department By Anthony Gay Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 Exelon’s legal department, and the company as a whole, operates in markets that are rich in diversity—of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, experience and thought.
Diversity in Kane County: A way it might arrive By Patrick M. Kinnally Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 Author Patrick Kinnally shares his personal views on diversity.
Diversity Leadership Award By Sandra Blake Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 Congratulations to the 2013 and 2014 winners!
Diversity Leadership Fellows Program Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 The Diversity Leadership Fellows program is designed to identify promising attorneys of diverse backgrounds who are not currently members of the ISBA and acclimate them to the ISBA under the mentoring of established leaders within the various section councils and standing committees within the association.
Kane County diversity colors even common problems By Judith Miller Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 Justice cannot be achieved unless we acknowledge our differences and recognize the imbalances that work against fairness, efficiency and accuracy.
Law firm diversity: The new standard of workplace excellence By Edward N. Druck and Michael J. Hernandez Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 The authors, of Franczek Radelet P.C., share their firm's diversity policy.
Myra Bradwell: The practice of law in the wake of her legacy By Julie A. Neubauer and Emily N. Masalski Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 A recap of this memorable and well-attended March program.
A night celebrating diversity By Dina Ninfo Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 Details from this event, which brought together leaders and members of multiple bar organizations to promote and support the mission to increase diversity and inclusion within the legal community.
Reflections on Blackstones Event By Erin Wilson Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 On August 22, 2013, 120 years after the first gathering in Chicago, the Blackstones, gathered to celebrate women past, present, and future. This event, hosted by Winston & Strawn, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association President Julie A. Bauer, and Illinois State Bar Association President Paula H. Holderman, was an auspicious gathering of talented and dedicated attorneys, professors, and judges.
The Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law By Jameika Mangum Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 An update from from the Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law. 
Technology fosters diversity and inclusiveness in the legal profession By Jayne Reardon Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 Because information is freely available, those who are creative, skilled in analyzing, and able to synthesize and apply legal principles in new ways to help clients, will be successful.
Spotlight on Women in ISBA Leadership: A visit with ISBA Catalyst Co-Editor, Cindy Galway Buys By Veronica Armouti Women and the Law, December 2013 Learn more about this dynamic member of our Committee.
One of one By Arthur Mingo Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, October 2013 Author Arthur Mingo discusses his experiences as the only African-American in the class of 2014 at SIU School of Law.
Ramadan By Amina Saeed Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, October 2013 An overview of the Muslim holiday to help legal professionals prepare for meetings with Muslim clients and employees.