Society of Women in Law:
News & announcements for the week of
September 21, 1998

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1L Representative Elections This Week 
Thank you to all 1L members who applied for our 1L Representative positions!  Elections will take place over e-mail the week of Sept. 21st.  Candidate statements will be added to the WIL webpage this weekend, and an e-mail ballot will be sent on Tuesday night to all 1L members who have paid their mebership dues.  If you still haven't paid your dues, you will not be eligible to vote.  If you put your dues in the WIL mailbox by Tuesday, however, you will receive a ballot (so pay your dues so you can vote!)   Should you have any questions, please e-mail us at 

Mentorship Program Matches 
Thank you to all students who have applied for our mentorship program that links 1Ls with upper-class students!  We've gotten a tremendous response and are eager to match you with your mentor/mentee.  Heather Fritsch, Mentoship Coordinator (, will be sending each participant an e-mail with your match by Friday, September 25th.  If you don't receive your match by Saturday, please let Heather know.  We encourage all participants in this program to come to our Welcome Reception on Oct. 1st so you can meet each other face-to-face!  

Autumn Welcome/Mentorship Reception on Oct. 1st 
On Thursday, October 1st from 4-7 p.m. in the 10th Floor Event Room, Women in Law will host its Autumn Welcome/Mentorship Reception.  Hors d'ouevres and drinks will be served, catered by Last Minute Gourmet.  WIL members old and young are encouraged to attend this great event.  For participants in our mentorship program, this reception would be a great time for you to meet your mentee/mentor!  

October Speaker Panel: Domestic Violence 
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, WIL is bringing together a panel of distinguished speakers on Wednesday, October 14th at 3:00 p.m. in the Auditorium to discuss with us the varied legal issues surrounding domestic violence.  This event will be co-sponsored by Family Law, Health Law, Gaylaw, and Amnesty International.  The panel will begin at 3:00 p.m., followed by a reception in the lobby at 4:00 p.m. during which refreshments will be served. (Watch this space next week for more details!) 

REMINDER: Have you paid your membership dues yet? 
Please remember to pay your dues for the 1998-'99 year.  A $10.00 check made payable to Women in Law can be left in the WIL mailbox on the 2nd Floor.  Payment of dues allows you to participate in elections and mentorship porgrams and receive discounts on WIL merchandise.  Dues are used to fund programs and social events throughout the year, as well as fellowships we give to students over the summer to help pay for expenses when they volunteer with a public service agency.  Thank you! 

Check Out the New WIL Web Page!  
Women in Law has recently revamped its web page ( to include information on our organizational goals, upcoming program, mentorship programs, WIL library and outline bank, executive board, and links of interest.  But we have not only information about WIL events and programs, but also information about events and organizations throughout the Chicagoland area that might be of interest to our members.   But we need your help!  If you know of an upcoming event or an organization that might be of interest to our members, please e-mail the details to Charis Runnels ( so she can include it on the web page.  Thanks! 

Charis Runnels, President 
Abigail Kell, Vice President 
Stephanie Benway, Vice President 
Kimberly DeMarino, Treasurer 
Sita Balthazar-Thomas, Secretary 
Heather Fritch, PR/Mentorship Coordinator 

If you have any questions about WIL membership, check out our webpage at or e-mail us at 

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