Kelly Thames Bennett has been appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee for Women and the Law for 2017-2018. Ms. Bennett has previously served as Secretary, and as Co-Editor of The Catalyst, the newsletter of the committee.
 
The Standing Committee on Women and the Law has done some very important work to promote ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution, to ensure breast feeding accommodations across the state, and to deal with issues of women and girls in the criminal justice system, females caught up in sex trafficking, and other issues important to women and female lawyers.