Articles on Minorities

Illinois Prohibits Discrimination Against Jurors Based on Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity By Mark E. Wojcik Human Rights, September 2019 State legislation signed in August 2019 will make Illinois the sixth state to prohibit the use of peremptory challenges to strike jurors based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Legal aid should lead in the pursuit of racial justice By Beverly Allen Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, January 2017 Legal aid organizations must revamp their approach to poverty issues and their programming in order to achieve success in the war on poverty and in providing access to justice to those minority populations that have been sidelined for decades.
Moving on versus moving forward: The legacy of the Trayvon Martin case By Shira Truitt Women and the Law, August 2013 The commentary generated by the jury decision in the Trayvon Martin case has been interesting, to say the very least.
Scales of Justice: Balancing court efficiency and in forma paupers applications By Jasmine V. Hernandez & Stephen A. Kobza Bench and Bar, December 2012 In scenarios where a litigant does not meet the statutory requirements to file as an indigent individual, this article suggests the incorporation of installment plans and extension of the seven-day extension period.
Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago proudly becomes a NAPABA affiliate By Gary Zhao Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, November 2012 Formed in 1986, the Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago now has about 150 current members and proudly became an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association in March of this year.
Me no English! By Hua Wang Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, November 2012 As a volunteer English Language Learner teacher in Chicago's Chinatown, the author has seen first-hand that English is the key to getting better jobs, understanding and defending one’s rights, and moving up the socioeconomic ladder.

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