Julie Johnson Co-Presenting "The Connection Between Discrimination and Women's Vulnerability"


On June 13, 2019, from 9:50 a.m. to 10:55 a.m., Julie Johnson will co-present “The Connection Between Discrimination and Women’s Vulnerability” at the International Society of Family Law North American Regional Conference titled, “Family as the Crucible of Culture and Society: Inequality, Vulnerability, and Justice Within the Family.”

Julie’s portion of the presentation will address how gender discrimination impacts the daily practice of family law for both litigants and lawyers, with a focus on gender-based implicit bias.

The International Society of Family Law North American Regional Conference will take place June 13-14, 2019, in Chicago at the Discovery Partners Institute, 200 S. Wacker Drive., 4th Floor.

The conference will focus on revisiting and reimagining the status of women and vulnerable persons in the family, the setting that often shapes lives more than any other. The conference will consciously straddle empirical research on the family, innovative thinking about family law policy, and efforts at engaged policy making. In particular, the Family Law and Policy Program will provide scholarships to policy makers who will participate in rich, engaged conversations.

The conference is sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law’s Family Law & Policy Program in conjunction with the International Society of Family Law; Notre Dame Law School; The Rackman Center, Bar-Ilan University; The Discovery Partners Institute; and the UN Committee for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

For more information about the conference, or to register, please CLICK HERE.

About Julie Johnson

Julie dedicates her practice to matrimonial and family law, including divorce, child custody, domestic violence/orders of protection, child support, post-judgment litigation, ante nuptial and postnuptial agreements, adoption, parentage and all other related matters. Through both negotiation and litigation, Julie has achieved extraordinary outcomes for her clients. Notably, as appellate counsel, Julie has handled significant published appellate cases, including obtaining a favorable ruling before the Illinois Appellate Court in a case regarding an inherited IRA. Active throughout her career in the Illinois State Bar Association, in 2017 Julie was elected to the ISBA’s Board of Governors. In addition, she has served as Chair (2016-2017) of the Standing Committee on Women and the Law and as a member of the Diversity Leadership Council, Family Law Section, Young Lawyers Division and the Assembly over the years. In May 2017, the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women presented Julie with the Alta May Hulett Award, which honors one outstanding woman lawyer who has significantly contributed to the advancement of women in the legal profession.

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