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Laura Bladow

Ms. JD Chats Recap: So you think you want a clerkship?

On October 10th Ms. JD sat down with a panel of current and former judicial clerks for a conversation about their experiences behind the bench. Watch the recording below for the inside scoop on the hiring process, the benefits and potential pitfalls of clerking, the way to excel as a clerk for your judge, and so much more. In essence, the good, the bad, and the never ugly of being a clerk!   

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jchinnadurai

Not fLAWless but Fearless: Accepting Your Past

There comes a time in everyone’s life where the inevitable question comes up: how much does my past matter as related to my future? Call it my mid mid-life crisis, but I’ve been pondering this question a lot lately, related to both professional and personal endeavors. How much does what I’ve done, where I’ve been, and the experiences I’ve had lend itself to the places I’m trying to go, and the person I’m trying to become? On the professional side, I’ve always asked my supervisors and been fortunate enough to receive feedback on how much my prior work experience will…

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KatieDay

Submit your Nominations for Ms. JD Honors at #MsJDPROPEL!

Ms. JD is proud to continue honoring exceptional women and men making contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession through Ms. JD Honors. The Ms. JD Honors Reception will take place in connection with Ms. JD’s next annual conference, #MsJDPROPEL, at Northwestern Law on March 3, 2017. The Ms. JD Honors awards will celebrate those who demonstrate passion for their careers and share that passion with other men and women. Nominations are due by Tuesday, November 15, 2016.   Below is a description of the awards and instructions for submitting nominations. Woman of Inspiration Award - To a woman who, regardless of her practice area or type of…

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KatieDay

Ms. JD has EXTENDED the Deadline to Apply for the NWLSO Leadership Council!

Ms. JD has EXTENDED the Deadline to Apply for the NWLSO Leadership Council to September 30th! This is a great opportunity for law students who are looking to take on leadership roles! Details about the NWLSO Leadership Council and how to apply can be found below. We look forward to receiving your applications! Ms. JD is home to the National Women Law Students’ Organization (NWLSO), a national organization dedicated to connecting and empowering women law students.  Through NWLSO, Ms. JD connects with existing women’s law student organizations and helps create NWLSO chapters and affiliates on law school campuses. More information…

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KatieDay

DEADLINE EXTENDED- Apply to be Ms. JD’s Executive Director

Ms. JD has EXTENDED the deadline for our Executive Director search to Friday, September 9th! The job description and application details are included below. We look forward to receiving your applications! 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 premier organization for early career lawyers and aspiring female lawyers in the United States, Ms. JD brings legal practitioners, law students, and aspiring lawyers together to drive the critical national conversation about gender issues in the legal profession. To…

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jchinnadurai

Not fLAWless but Fearless: The Five People You Should Befriend in Law School

Just a few short weeks ago, I started off the beginning of the school year by fulfilling my duties as a Student Ambassador for the law school, which meant that I was involved in 1L orientation. This meant a lot of new introductions to nervous, starry-eyed peers whose shoes I was in just one year ago. I consider it a privilege to offer advice and insights about my personal experiences in a way that I hope prospective and new students can utilize. I’ve always valued that sort of information from others as I begin a new chapter myself, so I consider it a…

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julzstufz

Soldier On: Boot Camp to Law School— Amazing Mentors

  “I’ve been through half a dozen other lieutenants just like you.” “You guys all come and go.” “Meanwhile, we stay here and keep things running.” “So you stay out of my way, and I’ll stay out of yours, and we’ll get along just fine.” Then he went outside to smoke a cigarette – one of many he would light up throughout the day. Tim was gruff, outspoken, and not used to working with women. Most of his Army aviation career was spent working in special forces units, units comprised solely of males. But as a brand new lieutenant in…

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Raychelle_Tasher

Important Updates from Ms. JD

Dear Ms. JDs: They say that your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.  This past week, a lot of people have been talking about Ms. JD and we are humbled and grateful for the wonderful things they’ve been saying: At the beginning of the week, Alan Bryan, Senior Associate General Counsel at Walmart, talked about the value of Ms. JD at the Citibank Law Conference and mentioned that our leaders are “model associates” for their commitment to women in the profession.   Paulette Brown credited an interview with Ms. JD as THE…

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mcneal

Job Opportunity with Ms. JD - Executive Director Opening

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 premier organization for early career lawyers and aspiring female lawyers in the United States, Ms. JD brings legal practitioners, law students, and aspiring lawyers together to drive the critical national conversation about gender issues in the legal profession. 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…

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fmjay-2nYR

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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