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Laura Bladow

Ms. JD Chats Recap: BUILD YOUR DREAM NETWORK with Kelly Hoey

On January 27th, Ms. JD's Katie Larkin-Wong sat down with investor and author Kelly Hoey to chat about the strategies that will help you form genuine relationships when networking. Watch below to learn how to harness the power of your network to accomplish any goal, from advancing in your career or landing a coveted account to successfully attracting new clients. Have more networking questions? Want to win a copy of Kelly's book BUILD YOUR DREAM NETWORK? Submit your networking questions using this link by 11:59 PM on Friday, March 10th! Ms. JD will post answers to the questions authored by Kelly, and you will be entered…

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Laura Bladow

Ms. JD Chats: BUILD YOUR DREAM NETWORK with Kelly Hoey

If you think networking is about schmoozing at cocktail parties or sending a flurry of LinkedIn invites to people you don’t know, think again. Join Ms. JD on Friday, January 27th at 12:00pm PT for a live stream with investor and author, Kelly Hoey, as she provides innovative insights into strategies that will help you form genuine relationships and harness the power of your network to accomplish any goal, from advancing in your career or landing a coveted account to successfully attracting new clients. The strength of Kelly’s connections and networks explain how this former attorney pivoted to become a much…

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JaneeTLegal

MS. J.D. INTERVIEWS GROVER CLEVELAND AUTHOR OF SWIMMING LESSONS FOR BABY SHARKS

Grover E. Cleveland is a Seattle lawyer, speaker and author of Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer (which is now in its second edition). He is a former partner at Foster Pepper PLLC, one of the Northwest’s larger firms. His clients included the Seattle Seahawks and other entities owned by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen. Grover is a frequent presenter on new lawyer career success at law schools and firms nationwide. Grover is an avid Ms. J.D. supporter, and he offers readers the opportunity to submit questions on his Ms. J.D. Blog here…

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DrArtikaTyner

Making a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire

Every day, ordinary people make a difference in the world by embracing their moral responsibility to leave the world a better place than how they found it. History has shown us that ordinary people can have an extraordinary impact on the world around them. Whether it be: Marian Wright Edelman (who has taken a stand to ensure every child has a healthy start), Ida B. Wells (who recognized that the pen is mightier than the sword by writing for justice), or Shirley Chisholm known as the “candidate of the people “(who understood the importance of political engagement which compelled her to…

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Ms. JD Book Review: The Associate’s Handbook by Francisco Ramos

The Associate’s Handbook, written by Francisco Ramos, is a resource for aspiring trial lawyers. In this article I will outline the handbook, and summarize the material provided in each section.  I will include my personal opinion on the subject matter and whether I find it applicable to the modern day lawyer.  The sections I will cover include: Starting Out, Attorney Marketing, and Trying Every Case. Starting Out Ramos suggests that all new attorneys starting out focus on self-improvement, becoming your own CEO, improving your writing, and finding a mentor.  Ramos finds it imperative that you take charge of your career…

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DrArtikaTyner

The Leader’s Journey: A Guide to Discovering the Leader Within

Leadership is a journey often mistaken for a destination. The Leader’s Journey: A Guide to Discovering the Leader Within provides guidance and inspiration for that journey. My new book will provide you with inspiration on how to develop your individualized leadership style and market your signature brand. This is the foundation of leadership growth. In three parts, the book explores core values of leadership and how these values inform your understanding of leadership. Part 1: Leading Change—Planting People, Growing Justice (Why Lead?) Leadership is about influence. You have the power in your hands to positively influence the world around you.…

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JaneeTLegal

Ms. J.D. Interviews Lawyer-Turned-Author Allison Leotta

Again, I’ve been afforded the great opportunity to delve into the world of a “Lawyer-Turned-Novelist.” This time Ms. J.D. interviews a former federal prosecutor in Washington D.C. She graduated from Michigan State University, and Harvard Law School. For twelve years Allison Leotta specialized in sex crimes, domestic violence, and crimes against children. She published her debut novel Law of Attraction in 2010, and received numerous accolades. Her novels have been referred to as “real,” “riveting,” and in my humble opinion, relatable! Allison currently lives outside of Washington D.C. with her family, no doubt contemplating her next huge legal thriller.  …

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“How wild it was, to let it be.” - Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

“Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. Honesty. That word kept hitting me as I turned each page.  It’s been a while since I've read a book that I've become emotionally attached to.  I dove into this book and was immediately hooked. I felt her sadness, anger and triumphs. I encourage each and every one of you to read this book. This book resonated with me because it described a journey. It’s not about a whimsical walk on a mountain. It’s about a woman’s hike throughout her insecurities, fears and comforts. She questioned her decisions and reflected on her life throughout the book.  While we are all on…

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A Book Review of Dr. Artika Tyner’s “The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice”

It Takes A Village to Create Justice.  March 7, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama that subsequently led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.  In the not-so-distant backdrop, the debate about law enforcement and racial profiling continues as the U.S. wealth gap lingers at a record high level.  The mass call for social justice reform has, literally, taken to the streets at a fever pitch in recent months. Dr. Artika Tyner’s rally for legal professionals to lead this call for change in “The Lawyer as Leader:  How to Plant…

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