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March 01, 2022 Vol. 47, No. 4

Leadership Chat: Women’s Bar Association of Illinois president on success through events, connection

Eric T. Cooperstein and Lauren N. Tuckey

Eric T. Cooperstein and Lauren N. Tuckey

Welcome to the latest installment of Leadership Chat, in which we spend a few minutes with a leader or leaders at a particular state, local, or special-focus bar. For this issue, Eric T. Cooperstein spoke with Lauren N. Tuckey from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Cooperstein is a past member of the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services, a past president of the Hennepin County (Minn.) Bar Association, a frequent faculty member at the ABA Bar Leadership Institute, and a small-firm lawyer whose practice is focused on legal ethics.

Tuckey is president of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and also serves on the board of the Illinois Bar Foundation. She is a corporate litigator at Bates Carey LLP in Chicago, where her caseload includes product liability matters, as well as railroad liability, construction accidents and a variety of contract disputes. Tuckey is also a level one sommelier with a culinary school certificate from the Kendall College of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at National Louis University. Her personal interests also include stock trading, a fact that made itself known when the daily market-closing bell sounded during this recorded interview.

Listen in as Cooperstein and Tuckey discuss how the WBAI finds success through in-person events, activism on women’s issues, and outreach to other affinity bars—and get ready for another Leadership Chat, featuring a different bar, in a future issue of Bar Leader.

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