Heather Asher

Ms. JD Launches Inaugural NWLSO Leadership Council - Positions Open!

Ms. JD is home to the National Women Law Students’ Organization (NWLSO), a national organization dedicated to connecting and empowering women law students.  Through NWLSO, Ms. JD connects with existing women’s law student organizations and helps create NWLSO chapters and affiliates on law school campuses. More information on NWLSO and the resources it provides is available here. To further the development of women law students and the leadership pipeline, Ms. JD is expanding NWLSO by establishing a NWLSO Leadership Council that will provide national leadership opportunities for law students dedicated to advancing women in the law. Chair positions will function…

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Heather Asher

SAVE THE DATE - Ms. JD’s Ninth Annual Conference on Women in the Law

Ms. JD is excited to announce the date and location for its next annual conference - March 3, 2017 at Northwestern School of Law.  Stay tuned for more details! You can view information on the format and topics covered at the last conference here. The annual conference includes a reception honoring the recipients of theMs. JD Honors awards.  These awards are given to men and women who have made significant contributions to promoting women in the law. Nominations for the Ms. JD Honors awards are open until October 5, 2016 and nomination instructions can be found here.  We look forward to receiving your nominations and learning about more…

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Heather Asher

Webinar - Sexual and Domestic Violence Awareness

Sexual and domestic violence has dominated many headlines over the past few months.  This webinar focuses on what law students and lawyers should be aware of and what they can do to help.  The webinar is presented by previous Ms. JD Honors recipient Cara Tuttle Bell, Director of Project Safe at Vanderbilt University, and Nashville Assistant District Attorneys Leandra Varney and Megan McNabb King. The webinar can be viewed here.

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Heather Asher

Ms. JD Honors - Submit Your Nominations!

Ms. JD is proud to continue honoring exceptional women and men making contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession through Ms. JD Honors. The Ms. JD Honors Reception will take place in connection with Ms. JD’s next annual conference at Northwestern Law on March 3, 2017. The Ms. JD Honors awards will celebrate those who demonstrate passion for their careers and share that passion with other men and women. Nominations are due by Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  Below is a description of the awards and instructions for submitting nominations. Woman of Inspiration Award - To a woman who, regardless of her practice area or type of practice, inspires…

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Heather Asher

Ms. JD is Recipient of Prize Money from First Women in Law Hackathon!

On June 24, 2016, Ms. JD Immediate Past President Katie Larkin-Wong served as an advisor for the winning team in the first ever Women in Law Hackathon, a Shark Tank style pitch competition.  Created by The Diversity Lab, helmed by Caren Ulrich Stacey, hosted at Stanford Law and sponsored by Bloomberg Law, this competition included team participants and advisors from 54 law firms and diversity focused organizations.  Nine teams pitched ideas to a panel of judges on what can be done to increase retention of women in the law. Each team designated a nonprofit organization that would be awarded its…

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Heather Asher

Your First Days: A Successful Start to a New Job

For law students starting new jobs in the Fall or attorneys transitioning into new positions, below are a few articles to help during this exciting period.   Top 10 Survival Tips for the FIrst Year Associate Month 1: Hey new kid, training starts now The Inside Scoop: Surviving Your First Days Inside Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks:  Practical advice for new lawyers Dear Newbie, Esq.: Billable Hours Matter, but Relationships Matter More.

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Heather Asher

Bar Exam- You’re Almost There!

Around this time every year, our website hits for bar related article spike! To make your search for bar advice easier, below are articles that will helpfully ease your anxiety and allow you to take a productive break from studying. You're almost there! Advice on Passing the Bar Exam Advice on Passing the Bar Exam Part IV A Year Later: Reflections on Studying for the Bar Exam Beeatitudes About the Bar Exam: My Longest Post Ever Dealing with Bar Exam Stress and Anxiety How to Deal with Anxiety While Studying for the Bar Exam Take a Chance at a Future

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Heather Asher

Accelerate Your Job Search

For law students and legal professionals on the job hunt, Ms. JD's blog has what seems like endless resources.  Below are a few articles to get you started.   Basic Interviewing Tips for 2Ls on the Job Hunt Top 10 Successful Interviewing Techniques How to Ask Killer Questions During Your Interview Mommy, Esq.: Finding Your Match without Losing It - Tips for Surviving Your Job Search 10 Success Tips for Reluctant Networkers Post OCI Job Strategies Attorney Job Search: Avoid These Common Mistakes Interview with Munger Tolles Partner Tamerlin Godley on OCI Preparation

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Heather Asher

Life of a Law Student:  Getting Prepared for the Fall

For law students starting or returning to law school, take a look at Ms. JD's Acing Law School ebook and webcast and the articles below to get a successful start on the new school year. For more resources, just search Ms. JD's blog! 8 Back to School Must-Haves for Law School What should I read to get ready for law school? On My Own Terms: Another Perspective on Law School Success 10 Things Every Law Student Should Learn as a 1L to Facilitate Career Success 3 Things My Peers and I Wished We Had Known Before Starting Law School Life as a Law Student Preparing for…

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Heather Asher

Interview with Munger Tolles Partner Tamerlin Godley on OCI Preparation

On June 20, 2016 Ms. JD and Munger Tolles & Olson hosted “Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Preparation” at the firm’s Los Angeles office.  This event featured a panel of attorneys experienced in law student recruiting discussing OCI advice, followed by a networking reception, one-on-one mock interviews and a presentation on strengthening online profiles during a job search.  Based on the positive response from participants, Ms. JD conducted a follow-up interview with event moderator Tamerlin “Tammy” Godley, a Litigation Partner at Munger Tolles. What is the hiring process at Munger Tolles? Munger interviews at about 20 law schools. …

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