Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending February 15, 2013

Congratulations to Paulette Brown who is slated to become the ABA's first female President of color!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. But today paycheck fairness is no longer a women's issue - it's an every household in America issue.

Speaking of anniversaries, the Women's Bar Association of Illinois is gearing up for its 100th anniversary this June 13 - so mark your calendars.

Registration is open for this summer's Hastings Leadership Academy for Women in July.

The Violence Against Women Act has been reauthorized by the Senate and will now be taken up by the House. Understand the controversy surrounding the application of the Act on tribal lands (where 2 in 5 Native American women are subject to domestic violence) that has held up authorization.

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