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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Ms. JD Executive Director Recruiting

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ): MS. JD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RECRUITING   Ms. JD is excited to be receiving such a strong interest in the Executive Director position. Candidates have been asking great questions and, in an effort to ensure everyone receives the benefit of the answers, we want to share some of the frequently asked questions with you. In addition, Ms. JD will host a Conference Call with Katie Larkin-Wong, Ms. JD’s President, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST) to answer any remaining questions you may have regarding the position. The dial-in phone number is…

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JOB OPENING: Ms. JD Executive Director

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Ms. JD seeks a leader with a proven record of program administration and organizational development to implement its ambitious growth and impact objectives. ABOUT MS. JD As the U.S.’s premier organization for early career lawyers and aspiring female lawyers, Ms. JD brings legal practitioners, law students, and aspiring lawyers together to drive the critical national conversation about gender issues in the legal sector. To fulfill this mission, Ms. JD hosts and facilitates a number of programs throughout the year, including: The Fellowship program, which promotes mentoring and professional development for future female attorneys; The Writers in Residence guest…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending April 18, 2014

Happy Friday!  This week's news coverage has been focused on a central theme: confidence.  While women are undoubtedly as competent as men, we often lag behind our male colleagues in self-assuredness.  Take a look at why confidence matters just as much as competence in the workplace.  So, for those of us who aren't brimming with confidence, how can we move ahead?  Take some advice from Ms. JD's Writer in Residence, Keita Rose Atkinson: don't be afraid to own your awesome!  On the other hand, The Glass Hammer offers a structural solution and encourages women to build a new leadership model.…

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Cameron Rhudy

The Artful Lawyer: Sara E. Coppin

One of my goals when I started this column was to showcase attorneys who are practicing law in addition to pursuing some other passion. It is an accepted stereotype that attorneys are workaholics, and in truth, this is often the expectation in the profession. For many of the reasons I highlighted in February, however, I have learned that taking the time to pursue my other interests is a crucial part of my happiness, and I truly believe that it makes me a better lawyer as a result. In this regard, I wanted to meet other like-minded attorneys who had successfully…

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Diversity Should Never Apologize to Discrimination

Whenever I see “diversity” in a New York Times article headline, I perk up. But, when the word “dishonesty” is also in the tile, I am intrigued. In Sunday’s paper, one of my favorite columnists, Ross Douthat, created a dissonance for me. Somehow, he managed to opine on three really big news items that dealt with vastly different aspects of diversity and rolled them all into one article: the anti-marriage equality CEO resigning from Mozilla; Brandeis withdrawing its invitation to Hirsi to be a graduation speaker; and Sandra Korn’s proposal to ending research at Harvard that furthers sex, race, and…

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Annie Little

Two Easy Steps to Your Self-Care Diagnosis

I cannot tell you how relieved I am that spring is finally here! Lawdy, it’s been a rough winter in so many ways. And I know many of you can relate. Now that all the snow days, cabin fever and sniffly noses are (mostly) in the rear view mirror, it’s the perfect time to check in with yourself. Even if you don’t do a formal quarterly review -- you can take a peek at my first one of the year here -- I highly recommend investing in some self-care this spring (and always!). What do I mean by self-care? I mean…

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Owning Your Awesome

This month, my message is not the one I originally intended to share with you. But this idea just fell plop into my lap, and it was as if the universe said, “you have to share this in April.” And you know, when the universe speaks, it behooves you to listen. So this month, I’d like to share a few ways for you to ‘own your awesome.’ And not just in that happy, feel good pop psychology way. Own your achievements and abilities so that you can accurately assess and share what you have to offer the professional world. While…

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Attorney-Adviser (New York Regional Office)

Attorney-Adviser Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Position Number:         14-EX-1084260-DQ Location:                      New York, NY Compensation:            $102,677.00 to $198,614.00 Grade:                          SK-13/14 Overview: The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.  This Attorney-Adviser position is located within the National Examination Program in the New York Regional Office, New York, NY. The Compliance Inspections and Examinations program administers the SEC's nationwide examination and inspection program for registered self-regulatory organizations, broker-dealers, transfer agents, clearing agencies, investment companies, and investment advisers. For more information about the…

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Adventures of a Lawyer-ista: Hello! My Name Is…

Seeing that many of the Ms. JD Writers in Residence have provided introductions to themselves by this point, I feel that I should also formally introduce myself to the Ms. JD readers. Raised in Hampton, New Hampshire by parents from Texas and New York, I never really felt like Hampton was my home. Our family traveled a lot (my father worked for Delta Air Lines) and I always had my sights on the bigger states and more cosmopolitan cities that we visited. I eventually survived the twelve years of Catholic school my parents forced upon me, and left New England…

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Attorney-Adviser

Attorney-Adviser Division of Trading and Markets Position Number:         14-EX-1090344-KR Location:                      Washington, DC Compensation:            $127,928.00 to $215,503.00 Grade:                          SK-16 Overview: The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.  This position is located in the Office of Market Supervision in the Division of Trading and Markets in Washington, DC. The Division of Trading and Markets establishes and maintains standards for fair, orderly, and efficient markets. The Division regulates the major securities market participants, including broker-dealers, self-regulatory organizations (such as stock exchanges, FINRA, and…

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True Grit: ABA YLD Style

Grit. Passion. Perseverance. Drive.  I didn’t know I had these traits until I was tested to the max. This bar year, ABA Young Lawyers Division had a rare number of officer and constitutional representative positions open for elections. There were 6 positions available.  Last year, they split the Secretary and Treasurer position so Treasurer would be a stand-alone two (2) year position.  Secretary would be a three (3) year ascending position to be Chair of the Division. Historically, candidates put in their names for elections immediately after the close of assembly at the ABA Annual Meeting, the year preceding the election. The…

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Ashley Ahlbrand

Research Makeover: Judge and Jurify

Lately, it seems like customized research platforms have become very trendy.  Bloomberg Law has its Practice Centers.  WestlawNext has Practitioner Insights.  Even the federal government has gotten into this, with portals such as Science.gov, that gathers authoritative government-produced science information from a number of federal agency websites and centralizes it in one convenient website.  Customized research portals like this are incredibly convenient and powerful research tools; in the legal research world, platforms like this offer quick access to the major primary and secondary sources and legal news in a particular area of law.  For today’s post, I am going to…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Week ending April 11, 2014

Equal Pay Day reminded us of some sobering statistics this week, not least that the average woman still earns 23% less than a man in the same position. Solving pay inequality involves much more than simply negotiating for more pay on an individual basis but pay negotiations are a good place to start the drive for change. While we might pride ourselves on our negotiating skills when it comes to getting the best results for our clients, female attorneys are not immune from pay inequality. Not sure where to start? There’s even an app to help you figure out what…

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Making the Most of Your Internship Experience

Participating in a summer internship is both a service to your  “employer” and an honor to you. Sure, you will probably work your buns off at any summer internship. However, your employer has likely sifted through applications from many similarly qualified candidates and chosen you. Your summer internship will probably be one of the first opportunities you’ll have to gain practical legal experience and to establish a professional reputation. While you work this summer, keep in mind that your employer has connections, experience, knowledge and insight that you need. Show that you are worth the time and effort it will take to teach…

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NatalieMolz

Announcing the Ms. JD 2014 Summer Public Interest Scholarships!

Ms. JD is proud to announce its 2014 Summer Public Interest Scholarships!  Five winners will receive a $500 scholarship to support their continued commitment to public interest work this summer. Ms. JD is thrilled to continue our annual support of women pursuing public interest careers, as part of our ongoing efforts to support mentoring and career development at home and abroad. Winners will post on the blog each month this summer to start a discussion about the unique role of women public interest attorneys in the profession. Women law students entering their second or third year at an accredited U.S.…

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