Segal McCambridge Chicago Associate Nicole Sorell has been appointed Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Minorities in the Profession Committee (MIPC). She will serve in this role from August 2016 until August 2017.
As a leader in the Young Lawyers Division, Nicole will be a key member of a dynamic group responsible for providing valuable benefits and services to approximately 160,000 members and 300 affiliated groups. In her role as a Vice Chair of the Minorities in the Profession Committee, Ms. Sorell will be in charge of all communication with membership. This will include soliciting articles for the ABA newsletter, informing the membership about the committees’ upcoming programs and conferences, and updating members on ways to get involved in social action programs nationwide. Lastly, Nicole will be responsible for leading one teleconference during the bar year and writing one article or newsletter article.
MIPC of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the American Bar Association (ABA) is dedicated to securing full and equal access to the ABA, the legal profession, and the justice system to young minority lawyers. The MIPC addresses important issues affecting minority lawyers' participation in the profession from around the country. In particular, the MIPC focuses on the multiple concerns of minority lawyers who are either under the age of 36 or who have been in practice five years or less.
Nicole Sorell represents clients in toxic tort matters. She has experience in various stages of litigation. Ms. Sorell is well versed in drafting and arguing motions, deposing and defending witnesses, and preparing for case management conferences and settlement negotiations on behalf of her clients. She has litigated general liability, medical malpractice, labor and employment, and transportation and trucking matters in Illinois and other jurisdictions.