Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. was proud to sponsor the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) civil litigation dinner on Wednesday night November 9 during which 45 WBAI members heard Judge Lynn Egan speak on the topic of how to give an effective and engaging opening statement. Trial lawyers Adria Mossing and Sammi Renken joined Judge Egan, providing further input on the topic of opening statements.
Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. attorney Melanie VanOverloop was one of the organizers of the event. In addition to being a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Melanie is a chair of the WBAI Civil Litigation Committee and past editor of the WBAI Newsletter.
The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, one of the oldest and largest bar associations in the state of Illinois, was first established in 1914. It was founded to promote the interests and welfare of women lawyers and also to aid in the enactment of legislation for the common good and in the administration of justice.