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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending April 11, 2008

Kenya's Federation of Women Lawyers Advocate for More Women to be Trained on Court Procedure so that They Can Represent Themselves in CourtSusan Levy Becomes the First Woman to Run Jenner & Block - Only 8% of Managing Parnters at the Nation's Top 200 Firms are Now WomenClifford Chance Partner Kathy Honeywood Comments on Her Mission to Increase the Number of Women at the Top of Her FirmAcademic Linda Duxbury Concludes that Law Firms are Generally the Worst-Practice Everywhere When it Comes to Work-Life Balance 6 out of 8 of Offshore Firm Appleby's New Partners This Year are Women -…

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Erin

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending April 4, 2008

Firms Are Increasingly Seeking to Develop Programs to Help Female Lawyers Return to the Work ForceWomen Attorneys Debate One Firm's Ban of Fishnet Stockings at WorkNew Theory to Explain the Growing Pay Gap Between Male and Female JDs?National Democratic Congress Presidential Candidate of Ghana Pushes for a Female Lawyer, Betty Mould-Iddrisu, to Serve as his Running MateThis Year's Partnership Promotions in the United Kingdom are Shaping Up to be the Best Ever for Female LawyersPhilippines Bar Association Announces that More Women are Topping the BarUnited Arab Emirates Appoints its First Female Judge

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Erin

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending March 28, 2008

Chicago Firm Beermann Swerdlove Finds a Unique Approach to Schedules for Working Mothers Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno Addresses the Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Association with a Message that there must be a Balance between Ensuring the Country’s Safety while Keeping Basic Civil Liberties Intact As Women’s History Month draws to a close, Chronicle Careers Tracks Indicators of What Women Lawyers Really Want for Themselves in the Legal ProfessionThe Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia Advocates for a Special Court to Deal with the Growing Number of Rape Cases and Other Forms of Violence Against Women Barbara Moss, an…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up:  Week Ending January 18, 2008

Supreme Court First: A Female Special MasterKristin Linsley Myles, a Justice Scalia's former law clerk, becomes the first woman to hold the position of Supreme Court special master.The Coming American MatriarchyAccording to projections by the National Center for Education Statistics, there is a "new educational gender gap . . . favoring women," with a "22 percent increase in female college enrollment between 2005 and 2016, compared with only a 10 percent increase for men."Mother-Daughter Jurists: They're Part of a Nationwide TrendAfter following her mother's footsteps to the bench, Phyllis Beck's daughter says that her mother, the first woman appointed to…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending January 11

Justice Ginsburg Talks About Significance of the Supreme Court in the US Political System Even Justice Ginsburg experiences "men of a certain age" who "tune [her] out," refusing to "listen to a woman's voice," even if that woman is on the Supreme Court. Women’s Support for Clinton Rises in Wake of Perceived Sexism The effect of sexist reactions to and comments about Clinton affects voters.Carson City Attorney Caren Jenkins to run for district judge Carson City, Nevada may get its first woman judge. Men’s verdict: No women judgesMale lawyers in Qatar aruge that "a woman is emotionally and physiologically not…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending January 3

State's oldest lawyer dies at 104 Sallie Ruperti Springmeyer, one of the first women lawyers in Nevada and the oldest of the state's lawyers, dies at the age of 104.Lady litigator: Hicks first female lawyer at Goddard & GambleDiane M. Hicks becomes the first woman attorney to be hired in that capacity with the all-male law firm of Goddard & Gamble. Houston lawyer `able to defy long odds'Linda Addison, one of only 17 women to make the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America" list, is profiled.Cynthia Lummis announces she will run for CongressLawyer Cynthia Lummis, a former Wyoming state treasurer…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending December 21

USC alumna became a lawyer in the 1930s despite gender biasPhyllis Norton Cooper, a woman who attended law school in the 1930s, is remembered for her many achievements.Women Setting New Records as State Supreme Court JudgesLeah Ward Sears, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia; Patricia Timmons-Goodson, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina; and Carol Hunstein, Presiding Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia discuss their paths to the judiciary.Former Qwest CEO's attorney has made winning a habitMaureen Mahoney, a Latham Watkins attorney who has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court 18 times, is praised for…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending December 14

Fighting the Subtler Side of SexismLorelie Masters, the president of the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, offers thoughts on "the soft bigotry of low expectations." Networking groups help Hispanic women get ahead Anne Marie Estevez, an employment lawyer at Morgan Lewis & Bockius in Miami mentors Hispanic women lawyers.Tara gets bad rap by Grant lawyers 

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