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Top Ten Tips for Law Firms to Make the Most of Summer Programs

Dear Readers- I hope you are well and that your August is off to a great start.  Last week I wrote a post with 10 tips for summer associates to make the most of summer programs. As legal internships draw to a close and we are now knee-deep in on-campus interviewing and job fairs across the country, I thought it would be a good time to share my top 10 tips for law firms who are deciding on offers for their current summer classes and conducting interviews for their summer programs for 2017. Whether you are a law student, law firm or legal department, this…

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Top Ten Tips for Summer Associates to Make the Most of Their Summer

Dear Readers- I hope this post finds you well and enjoying the your summer.  As we wind down the last hours of July and begin a new week and month tomorrow, we are reminded that summer associate programs are drawing to a close at law firms and for in-house legal departments.  We are also gearing up to begin on-campus interviewing and job fairs across the country.  Whether you are a law student who is participating in one of these summer programs or getting ready to begin the fall interviewing process looking for a job, you will find the following article useful.  It…

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Defining Success in the Law

Hello Ms. JD Aficionados! I hope this finds you well and that you are enjoying the summer so far.  Many of you may be summer associates in law firm summer programs across the country, others of you may be getting geared up for on-campus interviewing in the next several weeks, while some of you may be practicing attorneys with a few years under your belt.  Whatever the case may be, each of us can use some advice about how best to define success in the context of where we are in our careers, and some do's and don'ts.  In that…

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5 Lessons For #SuperwomenJDs From The 2016 Ms. JD Conference

On February 19, 2016, I attended my first Ms. JD Conference as a Ms. JD Fellow. The eighth annual Ms. JD Conference at New York University School of Law offered a wonderful opportunity to network with inspirational attorneys, law students, and pre-law students. Additionally, I learned a wealth of information from the esteemed speakers, regarding topics such as intersectionality, social media presence, and the advancement of women in the profession. As I reflect on the Ms. JD Conference on Women in the Law: Superwomen JDs, there are five lessons that I would like to share.   1) Strike your superhero pose. We…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending January 29, 2016

Senate confirms Wilhelmina Wright as U.S. judge in historic appointment. In a recent visit to Harvard Law School Attorney General Loretta Lynch called criminal-justice reform “a transformative issue of our generation." It’s difficult to wake up one morning and have that epiphany: You haven’t really found your passion—at all. Here at 8 tips that can assist you in discovering your passion. 5 Leadership Traits of Innovative Leaders. Lawyers are oftentimes interrupted while working. Kate Mangan discusses, "How To Avoid Billing for Interruptions." Ashley Fletcher is a 2L student at Seton Hall University School of Law. During the summer of 2015,…

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Lawyers Must Focus on Their New Year’s Resolutions

Dear Readers- Happy 2016 to you all!  I hope that your holidays were filled with much laughter, joy and memorable times with family and friends.  As we are well into January and celebrating Martin Luther King Day this week, it is a good time for us to reflect on our wishes and goals for the year. New Year's resolutions are top of mind, and we should all think about where we are headed in 2016.  In January 2012, I began writing my monthly column "Paradigm Shift" for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, and my first installment, which originally published on January 10, 2012, focused on New Year's resolutions.…

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Finding Inspiration in the New Year

Dear Readers: I hope that you are enjoying this holiday season. It is hard to believe that the end of 2015 is upon us, and the New Year is just around the corner. As we finish year-end client work and administrative responsibilities over the next couple of weeks, it is a great time for us to take a step back and reflect on all that we have accomplished this year, and what we have left unfinished; what we did well, and what we could have done better; what we have won, and what we have lost; and whom we have inspired, and who…

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The Magic of Professional Gravitas

Dear Readers- We are well into November, and the holidays are just a few weeks away. As we begin to develop our lists of goals and aspirations for 2016, it's a good time to think about additional ways we can make our mark with clients and potential clients. Being memorable and indispensable are key in these efforts. To that end, I wanted to share with you an article which originally appeared in August 2014 as an installment of my "Paradigm Shift" column in The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about the magic of professional gravitas. In this installment, I explore what gravitas is…

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#MsJD10 Celebrating 10 years of Ms. JD

March 2016 will mark 10 years of twelve dynamic women coming together and forming an organization to advance the representation of women in the legal field. Since its inception the organization has created a writers-in-residence program, a fellowship program in partnership with the ABA, a global education fund, an annual conference and many more initiatives.  Ten years ago I was a high school senior filling out college applications and ready to conquer the world. I had it all figured out - or so I thought. Never would I have imagined the journey I would embark on or the bumps along the way.  I…

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Bar Exam Supplemental Study Materials

“How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.” - G.K. Chesterton Do not put too much weight on a bar prep program’s pass lists.  The pass lists are misleading because most bar examinees are not loyal to use only one bar prep resource.  The reason for why a person passes may be because of another resource the person used at the same time.   It is not recommended to use only one resource.  Each resource is limited by the experience and knowledge of the author.  Use several resources to learn the tips of…

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