WBAI Hosts Luncheon Celebrating Centennial of the 19th Amendment

The WBAI is celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote this bar year. On October 16, 2019, the WBAI in conjunction with the BWLA, the CBA’s Alliance for Women, and the ISBA’s Women in the Law Committee, marked the centennial by hosting a luncheon to discuss and celebrate the milestone. The event was held at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Keynote speaker of the event was Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, the first woman Chief Judge of the Northern District of Illinois. She highlighted the slow progress and tenacity of the fight for passage of the 19th Amendment. Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman joined Judge Pallmeyer on stage for a fireside chat and answered questions from guests.

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Hayley K. Graham, WBAI Newsletter Editor, is an attorney at Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd. Her practice is focused on representing injured workers in workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims.