Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending June 21, 2013

It's that time of year when the sun is shining and we're all busy planning outdoor activities!  But since the summer season is also associated with diminished productivity, here are a few tips from The Glass Hammer about how to stay focused at work!

And here's extra advice for all of our Ms. JD readers who are busy with bar preparation!  First, take a look at some of these tips for staying positive during moments of self-doubt.  Then, read a few stories from Ms. JD writers as they blog about their bar prep experiences.  You are not alone!

With the on-campus interviewing season fast approaching, 1Ls nationwide are closely monitoring the law firm job market.  According to the ABA Journal, there's good news and bad news on the employment front.  Read the report and be prepared.  And remember that Ms. JD has resources for you every step of the way!

Do you ever wonder what an "equal pay" world would look like?  Forbes is taking a closer look at what women could afford if they earned equal pay for equal work.  Take a look at how far the money (and equality) goes!

With the gender wage gap and work-life balance issues, many women are asking the same question: how can I advance in a traditionally male-dominated profession?  Here is some advice from women at the top of their fields!

In case you missed it, Above the Law posted a response to a cease and desist letter that has gone viral.  Take a look here (and prepare to laugh)!

Finally, congratulations to the state of Illinois!  On Tuesday, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a press release announcing new attorney licensing requirements for military spouses.  This is a great way to support and encourage women who want to contribute to the profession.  Read more about the program, and learn how to become an agent of change in your state!

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