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It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know. OK Now What?

They say it's not what you know, it's who you know.  I say, thank goodness. It's so much easier to make a new acquaintance than to learn a new skill.  People too often assume that unless your "who you know" is the boss, then your network isn't very valuable. They couldn't be more wrong.  My first job out of college came to me via my ex-boyfriend's teammate's bible study partner.  She wasn't the boss, not by a long shot. But she saw my resume when it came in the fax and pulled it. That's all it takes.This Thanksgiving take a…

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Programming Details for Ms. JD’s 4th Annual Conference on Women in Law

Stand Up! Stand Out! Ms. JD’s 4th Annual Conference on Women in Law, promises to be the marquis event for female law students and junior attorneys this year.  We will be celebrating Ms. JD’s 5th Birthday and gathering roughly 350 student leaders and recent graduates from around the country for this special event. The details of the event are coming together. Highlights include a repeat of our student skills workshop ( a huge success last year), 6 panels for recent grads and mid-level attorneys, a career planning workshop and some great networking opportunities. More details, including panel descriptions here. Stay…

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Heads Up SF & Chicago: 2 Great Events Coming Up

Two great events in the coming weeks warrant a plug:Women in Law Firms: Is Progress Being Made? October 28, 2010 - Chicago, ILStephanie Scharf, President of the National Association of Women Lawyers Foundation, will discuss the just-released findings of the Fifth Annual Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms. Following this presentation, Roberta Liebenberg, Chair of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, will give an overview of the recent study completed by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Project for Attorney Retention, and the Commission on Women on how law firms distribute billing origination credit and…

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Nominate an Outstanding Woman Lawyer for the 2011 ABA Margaret Brent Awards!

The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is accepting nominations for the 21st Annual Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. This award, established in 1991, honors five outstanding women attorneys who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other women lawyers. These women demonstrate excellence in a variety of professional settings and personify excellence on either the national, regional, or local level.  Beginning in 2010, Ms. JD drew from this distinguished group for mentorship for Ms. JD's Fellowship winners.Previous winners range from small-firm practitioners in Alabama and Alaska…

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Jennifer Guenther

From the Desk of the working Mom: Who Are Your “Friends”?

We all like to think that it is one big happy family at work: that when we go to lunch with a co-worker, we are really having a conversation with a friend.   And why not?  As lawyers, we spend more time with our co-workers than we do with our families, let alone our BFF or old college buddies.  Who else are we going to share a laugh with about the case we just won?But what happens when we “friend” a co-worker on-line?  Or a boss?  Or a client?   While it may initially seem like good business sense to respond positively…

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Mentors v. Sponsors

I have neither read nor seen Eat, Pray, Love. Nevertheless this post is inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert's ubiquotous tale, because apparently somewhere in India a man named Richard from Texas tells her she "needs a champion." Ladies, we all do. If you don't believe me (or Richard) there's an article in this week's Harvard Business Review to bring the point home.  Herminia Ibarra, Nancy M. Carter, and Christine Silva build on Catalyst research and anecdotes from an interview series and point to a lack of the right kind of mentorship as a contributing factor in the continued failre to promote women…

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The Best Advice I Never Got: You Have A Network, Now Use It!

Editor's Note: Julia Horwitz is a rising 2L at the University of Chicago School of Law and an intern at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. this summer.   Scholarship applicants were asked to answer the following question: What's the best advice you never got? Choose a situation and three tips that would have made the biggest difference there. Julia's answer has been selected for Honorable Mention. Many businesses do not block Facebook on their desktop computers. This seems counter-intuitive, since news outlets never stop telling us about the evils of social networking and the constant threat of the…

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Just Ask!

When I was in Philadelphia in May, I had dinner at a restaurant called 10 Arts.  The Chef de Cuisine at this restaurant is Jen Carroll, a finalist on a past season of Top Chef, which is one of my favorite TV shows.  As we were eating dinner, I wondered out loud to my guests about whether I could meet Jen in person.  Immediately, though, I had some doubts, like “she’s too famous;” “she’s probably too busy;” and “I bet she doesn’t do that kind of thing.”  But, I thought, what the heck.  So, I asked our waiter, and sure…

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jessie

This Week: The National Association of Women Lawyers Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

This Thursday, NAWL holds its annual meetings and awards luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. It's one of the best events of the year as far as these things go, and the lineup this year will not disappoint:8:30 a.m.- 9:15 a.m. Keynote AddressAuthor Katie McCabe will discuss her book, "Justice Older than the Law," on barrier-breaking, desegregationist pioneer and civil rights lawyer Dovey Roundtree.9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Women Make Great Leaders: How to Translate Leadership Skills into Workplace PowerLauren Rikleen, Bowditch Institute for Women's SuccessLaura Ellsworth, Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day;Hon. Barbara Jones, Judge, U.S. District Court,…

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From Generation to Generation: Remarkable Women Leaders

Don't forget, this Saturday, August 7th, at the ABA Annual Conference, the Commission on Women in the Profession is facilitating a great panel discussion, "From Generation to Generation: Remarkable Women Leaders." Ms. JD is a co-sponsor of the event and many members of the Ms. JD family will be there, including members of the Board and our 2010 Fellowship Winners. I hope you'll join us!In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the Brent Awards, a panel of successful women attorneys and leaders, all former winners of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, will discuss the personal qualities and…

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