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Dressing for success as a young (read: still in debt), pregnant lawyer

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Reminder: Register for free NYC networking event by MAY 15 (the event will be on June 4th)

If you'll be in New York next month and you haven't yet registered, consider attending the free networking reception & presentation at White & Case on June 4th with Debbie Epstein Henry talking about the Best Law Firms for Women ranking she undertook with Working Mother Magazine last year. (We covered her survey here and here.) The deadline to RSVP is TOMORROW, May 15th. Hope to see you there! More details after the jump...

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Open invitation to Debbie Epstein Henry talk & networking reception in NYC @ White and Case (RSVP required)

Catherine Gratton and Kelly Hoey at the White & Case Women's Network have extended an invitation to Ms. JD readers in the NYC area to attend a free networking reception & presentation on June 4th with Debbie Epstein Henry (one of our favorite women in law) talking about the Best Law Firms for Women ranking she undertook with Working Mother Magazine last year. (We analyzed her survey results here and here.) You can RSVP online until May 15th. See the flyer after the jump for more details...

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Chat online with the man behind the US News & World Report law school rankings

You may have seen this posted on other blogs, so here's just a quick reminder: this Friday from 3-4pm EST, the ABA Journal is hosting a live chat with the man behind U.S. News & World Report's law school rankings. Think the rankings should do more tracking of diversity (women, men, minorities, parent-students, etc.) or give more weight to schools with stellar support for student life? Tell Robert Morse, the USN&WR rankings czar.

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Congratulations to the winners of the Ms. JD & PAR essay contest!

Ms. JD and the Project for Attorney Retention received fifty-four passionate, well-written arguments for better work/life balance in the legal profession. Our organizations co-sponsored the contest to generate dialogue between Baby Boomer partners and Millennials. Essentially, we asked entrants to explain why lawyers who place a premium on work/life balance are not slackers. Ms. JD awarded $1,000 to the winning essayist as judged by PAR attorneys. Lori Johnson, a 1L at the University of Mississippi, won first prize with her essay, Bridging the Gap on Work-Life Balance. Johnson previously studied accounting and finance at Texas A&M, then spent four years…

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A quick update on some Ms. JD projects

Busy week for Ms. JD! This is just a quick update--more later. We'll be announcing the winners of our work/life balance essay contest this week, so check back. We've also begun interviewing prospective Ms. JD legal interns, so if you are interested, apply ASAP before the position is filled for this summer. Meanwhile we're working hard in the run-up to the Ms. JD national leadership summit, which will be held in NYC this Friday and Saturday, April 4-5. We have about 100 law students coming to town from more than 50 schools in 30+ states. Each delegate has been selected…

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Work/life balance essay contest update

Thanks to everybody who entered the Ms. JD essay contest on work/life balance. Many of the essays were fantastic! The submissions are now being judged anonymously by attorneys recruited by the Project for Attorney Retention. The $1,000 winner will be announced by the end of this month.That essay competition has now closed, but if you're looking for another way to pick up some cash, consider applying to work as a law clerk for Ms. JD this summer.

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Paid legal internship available at Ms. JD [summer job search]

Ms. JD is seeking responsible and self-motivated law students who have just finished their first or second years of law school to intern for at least ten weeks in the summer of 2008. A $3,500 stipend will be provided.Here is a complete job description. If you are ready to apply for the position, please complete this law clerk application online. A resume, cover letter, and writing sample are required along with three professional references, at least two of whom should be a law professor or previous employer. Here's a review of the job from last summer's Ms. JD law clerk...…

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Last Chance to Win $1,000 by THIS FRIDAY [Work/Life Essay Contest with No Minimum Essay Length]

If you marked your calendar to write a few words about work/life balance, the clock is ticking... entries to win $1,000 are due this Friday, February 29th. Hey, "leap day" is an extra day in the month anyway, right? Take 10 minutes of it (or a bit more) to try for $1,000. The maximum word count is 1,500--and there's no minimum word count. Ms. JD and the Project for Attorney Retention just want to hear what you have to say.Remember, the contest is open to attorneys as well as students. So all you working moms who post here--you could have…

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