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Ms. JD is excited to announce the 2017 Ms. JD Honors Awardees!

Sharing Her Passion Award - To a woman who has practiced for more than ten years who is inspiring younger women lawyers through sponsorship, mentorship, and sharing her passion for the practice. Awardee: Jessica Brown Women's Strength in Numbers Award - To two or more women who have partnered with one another to create a unique program, business, or organization. Awardees: Keli Knight, Yondi Morris & Jessica Reddick, the Founders, Owners and Partners of Knight, Morris & Reddick (KMR) Law Group and KMR Legal Staffing Road Less Traveled Award - To a woman who is using her J.D. in a unique, non-traditional, way to pursue an issue…

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Join Ms. JD and Latham & Watkins LLP for Confronting Gender Bias in Communications

Ms. JD and Latham & Watkins Present: Confronting Gender Bias in Communications: A Moderated Conversation with Dr. Arin N. Reeves Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 12:00 – 1:00 pm CT 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800 | Chicago, IL This event will be presented live from Chicago and videoconferenced to cities throughout the U.S., see below for more information. Hear Dr. Arin N. Reeves talk about her latest research on gender bias in communications. Arin has worked in the areas of racial/ethnic, gender, age/generational, sexual orientation, class, and cultural diversity, equity, discrimination and harassment in organizations for over ten years.…

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#MsJDChats: Leveraging Mindfulness to Survive a Sometimes Stressful Season

Couldn't tune in to our most recent #MsJDChat? Or just want to review the meditation exercises? We've included the recording below!  Another big thank you to Judi Cohen and Jaya Saxena for joining us to talk about the benefits of mindfulness meditation and for sharing their tips on how lawyers and law students can start cultivating their mindfulness practice!

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Support Ms. JD and Women in the Law this #GivingTuesday

Ms. JD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of aspiring and early career women lawyers. Through programs like NWLSO, Writers in Residence, the Ms. JD Fellowship, Global Education Fund, our Annual Conference, and more, we work to support women in the law. We can't do this without your support. This Giving Tuesday, consider donating to Ms. JD to support our programs and the success of women in the law. Did you know... -At the median, the typical female equity partner in the 200 largest firms earns 80% of the compensation earned by the typical male partner.  -The typical firm…

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KatieDay

Creating a Diversity and Inclusion Plan: Tips from the CBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Summit

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Connecticut Bar Association's Diversity and Inclusion Summit, hosted at Quinnipiac University School of Law. The event was an entire day dedicated to ways legal organizations can work to increase diversity and inclusion, ways those efforts can be measured, and why diversity and inclusion are so important.  It's no secret that creating a diverse workplace can be a challenge, but it's a challenge that is worthwhile. Diversity is not a fashionable agenda or a fleeting moment. We are a stronger workforce when we have different views and work to maximize our talents. In fact,…

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Everything Lawyers and Law Students Need to Know About Using LinkedIn

We all know we should be using LinkedIn to help further our professional development and expand our networks, but many of us are unsure exactly how. That's where this post comes in. I sat down with LinkedIn guru and Intellectual Property attorney Ashli Weiss to get the low down on what lawyers and law students should be doing online. Check out her advice and start making the most of your online presence! Ms. JD: Should everyone be on LinkedIn?  Ashli Weiss:  My personal opinion is that law students and attorneys should be on LinkedIn.  It’s a great way to connect with…

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Submit your Nominations for Ms. JD Honors at #MsJDPROPEL!

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, #MsJDPROPEL, 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 Tuesday, November 15, 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…

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Ms. JD has EXTENDED the Deadline to Apply for the NWLSO Leadership Council!

Ms. JD has EXTENDED the Deadline to Apply for the NWLSO Leadership Council to September 30th! This is a great opportunity for law students who are looking to take on leadership roles! Details about the NWLSO Leadership Council and how to apply can be found below. We look forward to receiving your applications! 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…

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DEADLINE EXTENDED- Apply to be Ms. JD’s Executive Director

Ms. JD has EXTENDED the deadline for our Executive Director search to Friday, September 9th! The job description and application details are included below. We look forward to receiving your applications! EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Ms. JD seeks a leader with a proven record of program administration and organizational development to implement its ambitious growth and impact objectives. ABOUT MS. JD As the premier organization for early career lawyers and aspiring female lawyers in the United States, Ms. JD brings legal practitioners, law students, and aspiring lawyers together to drive the critical national conversation about gender issues in the legal profession. To…

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Ms. JD Chats: Carving a Path to In-House Counsel

Going in-house is a goal for many lawyers but the path to those coveted jobs is less than clear and young attorneys are often told that they need to "wait their turn" or that there's a perfect time to join the in-house ranks.  Others hear that in-house is more like a Pandora's box - and not the perfect place of work-life balance and job satisfaction that legal lore would have it be.  So how do you plot a course to in-house?  How do you know which in-house position is right for you?  What are you gaining and/or giving up by…

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