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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending May 16, 2008

Women in Small Firms are Leaving the Law Over Lack of Maternity LeaveNigerian Governor Peter Obi Tasks the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) to Assume More Responsibilities in the Present Effort to Change SocietyWork-Life Balance for Lawyers - Sullivan and Cromwell Achieves Top Adoption-Friendly Workplace RankingEthiopian Lawyer Meaza Ashenafi Builds Strong Foundation for Women's RightsBrunswick County Women's Bar Association Promotes Women Working for Women250 Delegates Attend the Second World Meeting on Women, Gender and the Law in Havana

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending May 9, 2008

Retired San Diego Court Judge Patricia A. Yim Cowette Awarded the Joan Dempsey Klein Distinguished Jurist AwardSecretary of the Employment Lawyers Association Reports that Employers Need to Implement Policies to Prevent Women Being Discriminated Against at WorkCindy Weber Named One of D.C.'s Top Ten Copyright and Trademark LawyersFirst Woman in the U.S. to be Admitted to the Bar Honored at Iowa Wesleyan CollegePregnancy Discrimination Problem in Biglaw?Attorney Amy Lepine Runs for San Diego City Attorney

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending May 2, 2008

Iranian Rights Lawyer Defiant Despite ThreatsBella Abzug, 1920-1998: Activist for Women’s Rights Was Known for Her Large Hats and Strong OpinionsWhat if women ran things in Chicago?Nigeria: Akande, First Female Law Professor, Dies Brunswick County Women's Bar Association promotes women working for womenQ and A with Follow the Women tour participant Colleen McGuireBuffalo lawyer named 2008 Athena Award winnerCedar Crest introduces new president   

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending April 25, 2008

A Lawyer of One's OwnNobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi shares her passion for peace with BarnardO'Connor reflects on how law professor helped shape her lifeIN THE NEWS / Woman lawyer to fight for women's rights at U.N.Texas Attorney Jailed For Obscene Gesture In CourtThe joy of not practicing lawJealous attack lands judge and her husband in hot waterThe gender issue

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

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

Ashby Jones Asks Why There are So Few Women Atop the Law-Firm PyramidThe Globe and Mail Reports that Women Lawyers Face Unique Challenges in Sole Practices and Small FirmsThe Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers' Association Advocate for More Women to be Nominated in ElectionsWith Only 8 Percent of Firm Head Positions Filled by Women, Female Law Firm Leaders Remain SparseReport on Participation in the Women Rainmakes Roundtable - A Program to Help Successful Women Lawyers Become Successful Business DevelopersAttorney Anna Barbara "Bobbie" Hantz, a Partner at Nashua-based Gottesman & Hollis, P.A., Selected as One of the "Top 10 General Practice Lawyers"…

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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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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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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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