Category: History and Holidays

Guidelines for Writing About Disability

July 24, 2023

National Disability Independence Day commemorates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law on July 26, 1990. In honor of the ADA anniversary this month, we’re sharing guidelines for writing about people with disabilities. Whether your firm is discussing policies and accommodations or communicating with clients, it’s important to use accurate and objective language to portray individuals with disabilities in a...

Happy Pride!

June 19, 2023

This year for LGBTQ+ Pride Month, consider supporting one of several scholarships offered by the LAGBAC Foundation, an arm of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago that provides education to both the public and legal professionals about legal issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning persons. These scholarships fund summer and semester internships with community and advocacy organizations, public...

Create Rich Content to Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

May 12, 2023

Did you know that May was selected as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month because two significant anniversaries fall within these four weeks? The first Japanese people immigrating to the United States arrived on May 7, 1843, and May 10, 1869, known as "Golden Spike Day," marked the completion of the transcontinental railroad, which would not have existed without the labor of

How Firms Can Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month

April 10, 2023

First formally recognized by President Biden in 2021, Arab American Heritage Month has been celebrated by cultural leaders for decades. Law firms have the opportunity to recognize and commemorate the contributions of Arab Americans in the legal industry and beyond as part of their broader inclusion...