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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-Up: Week Ending July 25, 2008

Somalia Gets First Women Lawyers Association George Appel, Candidate for Snohomish County Superior Court Judge, Gets Nod from Washington Women Lawyers Two Big-Firm Lawyers Establish Female-Owned Shop Women Still Fleeing from Legal Careers Faster than Men Microsoft to Offer Counsel Diversity Bonuses DA Constance M. Alvey Primed for Judgeship

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

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

Women Lawyers and the City: Where Are They? Gender Differences in the Legal Profession National Association of Women Lawyers Hosts 4th Annual General Counsel Institute Kirsten Scheurer Branigan Revives New Jersey Women Lawyers Association The National Association of Women Lawyers Urges a New Game Plan for Retaining Women at Firms The Ugandan Federation of Women Lawyers Opens its Offices Law Firms Get 'How To' Checklist for Advancing Women into Leadership Roles

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

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

A Sweet Networking Event for Women at Greenberg Traurig Women Lawyers to Defend Assaulted Ugandan Member of Parliament Women in the Profession Summit Panel: Communication with In-House Counsel Key for Female Attorneys Australia's Challenge to the Legal Boys' Club Div. Eight Presiding Justice Candace Cooper to Retire Australian Professional Women Too Busy to Raise a Family

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Ms. JD Book Series

Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Presumed Equal, by: Lindsay Blohm and Ashley Riveira

Presumed Equal: What America's Top Women Lawyers Really Think About Their Firms, by: Lindsay Blohm and Ashley Riveira The book featured this week in the Ms. JD Summer Book Series is slightly different than most others. Presumed Equal has been published based on anonymous responses from female associates and partners at 105 of America's top law firms. The purpose of the book itself is to provide current, first-hand observations of 'women at the top' in America's law firms. The topics covered in this book include everything from work-life balance, advancement and mentoring, to gender discrimination and firm leadership. Because the…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

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

Trailblazing Litigator, Judy Hamilton Morse, Looks Back on Women's Trials in the Legal World Law School Network, led by Isabel S. Marcus and Suzanne E. Tompkins, Fights Domestic Violence Attleboro Area Lawyers Offer Facts Every Woman Should Know in Seminar "What Every Woman Should Know About the Law" Uganda Association of Women Lawyers Urges Women to Fight for their Rights Shelby County Court Dress Code Awaits Judicial Approval Northern Regional Coordinator of the International Federation of Women Lawyers has Asserted that Ghana Will Not Achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 if Issues on Violence Against Women and Children Were…

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Ms. JD Book Series

Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules, by: Mona Harrington

Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules, by: Mona HarringtonMona Harrington, a lawyer, tackles issues that face women lawyers head on in 'Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules.' According to Harrington, women lawyers "are on dangerous ground," in that they are connected with the the male legal establishment and to women as a larger group, but are not at ease within either group. This is an interesting premise on which to base her writing, and Harrington expands on this idea through the compilation anecdotes and experiences taken from interviews with more than 100 female attorneys. Harrington gives a great deal of attention to…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending June 27, 2008

Pennsylvania Bar Association Report Gives Snapshot of Women Lawyers' ProgressAustralian Business Reports that Glass Ceiling Still Firmly in PlaceCanadian Lawsuit Alleges Sexist Practices of One of Canada's Top-Tier Law FirmsAustralian Firm Gilbert & Tobin Beats the Benchmark for Promoting WomenBreaking Free: In Pursuit of Setting a Work-Life Balance - Canadians are Downing Blackberries, Declining Overtime and Daring to Do LessPrivate Profession in Australia is Still Excluding Women from Partnership Positions

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Ms. JD Book Series

Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Flux, by: Peggy Orenstein

Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, & Life in a Half-Changed World One of the great discussions that women today have, not only on the Ms. JD forum, but also among friends, at work and with their families is how they are going to "have it all." And, perhaps more importantly, what "having it all" means for them. In 'Flux', Peggy Orenstein explores these questions and more, through a narrative based on a compilation of conversations she has had with over two hundred women, at varying stages of life. Ranging in age from twenty-five to forty-five, these women have…

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Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending June 20, 2008

Allegheny County Bar Association's Gender Equality Unit Targets Pay DisparityCynthia McClain-Hill, Esq., Top L.A. Lawyer, Noted Public Policy Counselor, Chosen to Lead the United States' Largest Organization of Women-Owned BusinessesInternational Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Donates Food Items and Money to Orphans in NigeriaNew Brooklyn Bar Association President Diana Szochet Reflects on a Life of InvolvementCommentary: Expanding Work-Life Balance Issues - Fathers Seek Work-Life Balance TooJurist Sandra L. Lynch's Career of Firsts Hits a Milestone as She is Being Sworn in as Head of Appeals Court

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: The Young Lawyer’s Jungle Book

Ed. Note: KHernan881, a regular contributor to Ms. JD, has agreed to sub-in for the regular Ms. JD Summer Book Series writer this week with the following review of The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book. Ms. JD's regular series should be back next week.The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book: A Survival Guide, 2nd Edition by Thane Josef Messinger is the subject of this week's book review -- a little off track of what we've been reading so far this summer but hopefully, you'll find it useful nevertheless!There are a bunch of advice books for new lawyers out there. This one came highly…

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