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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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Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending June 13, 2008

Headlines Theatre & the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law Showcase a New Performance: "WOMEN IN LAW: An Interactive Theatre Event About Culture, Gender & Law"Betty Roberts, Oregon's First Female Court Justice, Shares Her Story in a New Book (Ed. Note: Watch for this book to be featured in the Ms. JD Summer Book Series.)All-Female Buffalo Law Firm Accentuates the Feminine in its AdsActivist Lawyer Jean King Saluted by the Veteran Feminists of AmericaVeteran Feminists of America Honors Feminist Lawyers Featuring Justice GinsburgEl Paso Attorney Kathleen Walker to Join Council on Foreign Relations Task ForceCreating Domestic Labor Equality: "When…

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Sandra Day O’Connor, By: Joan Biskupic

Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice, By: Joan BiskupicIn this biography of Sandra Day O'Connor, author Joan Biskupic takes the reader through the life of O'Connor, from her early days on the Lazy B Ranch through her time on the Supreme Court. Biskupic portrays O'Connor as a sharp-witted, intelligent, and lively member of the Supreme Court. As a longtime court observer and journalist, Biskpuic is able to reveal much about O'Connor's life due to the use of the justices' once private papers. The author specifically pays attention to O'Connor as…

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Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending June 6th, 2009

Pakistani Female Lawyers Happy with Quota for Female Judges in Constitutional PackageBar Examines Dress Code Issue:  Cocktail Shoes Appropriate?Thorp Reed & Armstrong Partner Kimberly A. Brown Receives 2008 Lynette Norton Award from the Pennsylvania Bar AssociationSan Francisco Bar Association Seminar to Focus on Mentoring Women of ColorCommentary: A Win-Win Alternative Work PolicyABA's Predatory Feminist LawyersPoll: How Often do you Dryclean Suits?

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: The Lion, the Fox & the Eagle, by: Carol Off

The Lion, the Fox & the Eagle, By: Carol OffAfter the failure of peacekeeping missions in both Sarajevo and Rwanda in the 1990s, Louise Arbour, a Canadian judge, was tasked with the mission of bringing the perpetrators of these international crimes to justice. She was appointed to the position of Chief Prosecutor for War Crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia and undertook the tremendous task of prosecuting international criminals in the United Nations Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. Carol Off's book consists of three parts. The first two parts deal with two Canadian generals: Lewis MacKenzie, who…

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Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending May 30, 2008

Leading N.Y. Women Partners Meet at the Kate Stoneman Project Power BreakfastStudy Finds that Female Lawyers are More Likely to Practice in Firms and Less Likely to Make PartnerReport on Retaining Women Lawyers Approved by the Ontario Law SocietyCommentary: Legal Profession Need to Evaluate and Overhaul Itself to Retain WomenAndrews Kurth LLP Partner Kathleen J. Wu Recognized Among Texas' Most Powerful and Influential WomenScotland Celebrates Its First All-Female Bench

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: The Majesty of the Law, By: Sandra Day O’Connor

The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice, By: Sandra Day O'ConnorIn this book, former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor employs anecdotes, personal advice and Supreme Court cases to analyze the evolution of the law, the functioning of the Court, and her life as a Justice. This work is as a much a historical narrative of the American legal tradition, as it is the story of the first female Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.While O'Connor does not focus exclusively on the history of women in the law, she devotes much attention in this book…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending May 23, 2008

London Times Reports that the Gender Pay Gap is Still a Huge Problem in the Legal ProfessionAre Successful Woman Avoiding Motherhood?General Mills' Roderick Palmore Brings GCs and Law Firms Together To Discuss Diversity and Retention of Women in the WorkplaceLawyers Rate Female Jurists as Less Courteous Than MenWomen's Bar Association Honors Justice Ginsburg and Mary KennardHuman Rights Lawyer Professor Catharine MacKinnon to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Hebrew University Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff Fails

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Pinstripes & Pearls, By: Judith Richards Hope

Pinstripes & Pearls: The Women of the Harvard Law Class of '64 Who Forged an Old Girl Network and Paved the Way for Future GenerationsAuthor Judith Richards Hope, a member of the Harvard Law Class of '64, states in the introduction to her book:"[W]e didn't fully understand what we were getting into - what obstacles we would encounter, what trails we would blaze.... We just knew, from an early age, that we wanted both to serve our country, help make our world a little better and a little safer - and to marry; rear honest, happy children; and lead fulfilling…

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