Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending April 26, 2013
Next month, Ms. JD will be kicking off its Wonder Woman Series to share the remarkable journies of women lawyers in public service, academia, business, politics, and the judiciary. In May, Ms. JD will be interviewing Kamala Harris, the current Attorney General of California. Don't miss your chance to get advice from an outstanding female attorney! Please submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, April 30, 2013!
Amanda Filipacchi's recent op-ed in the New York Times is drawing attention to Wikipedia's sexism toward female novelists. Read her piece and take a stand!
This piece about the sexist remarks made by New Mexico party leaders about a young woman who spoke up at a county commission meeting is another one that might make you want to take a stand! Their supposed "joking" remarks have us screaming mad. They also remind us that women need to take the House/Senate/Commission/Council floor!
Is caution killing your career? Forbes' Margie Warrell is providing a list of 5 career risks you can't afford not to take!
A new blog called "Boys Clubs" is highlighting all of the areas where women have yet to tread. So which barriers are YOU going to break today? Check out the blog for some new ideas!
The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession has released a new report regarding how women of color fare in Fortune 500 legal departments. Download the Executive Summary of "Visible Invisibility: Women of Color in Fortune 500 Legal Departments," and learn about the unique issues that women of color are facing in corporate legal departments.
Former Writer in Residence and current Writers in Residence Director, Sunny Choi, is expanding her financial advice over at ATL. Check out her latest columns about how to spend your tax refund and how to make more money to pay down your loans.
The National Association of Women Lawyers Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition: Entry deadline is May 1st. There's a $500 award for the winning paper on an issue concerning women’s rights or the status of women in the law.