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Woman of Inspiration Award: The Nominees

For the first time in Ms. JD history, Ms. JD will be honoring exceptional women in connection with our annual conference, Passion Forward, which will take place February 21-22nd, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The Passion Forward Awards will celebrate women who have demonstrated passion for their careers and shared that passion with other men and women. Over the next few weeks, Ms. JD will be introducing all the nominees. To read about the recipients of the 2014 Passion Forward Awards, click here. The Woman of Inspiration Award was designed to go to a woman who, regardless of her practice area or type of practice,…

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Road Less Traveled: The Nominees

For the first time in Ms. JD history, Ms. JD will be honoring exceptional women in connection with our annual conference, Passion Forward, which will take place February 21-22nd, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The Passion Forward Awards will celebrate women who have demonstrated passion for their careers and shared that passion with other men and women. Over the next few weeks, Ms. JD will be introducing all the nominees. To read about the recipients of the 2014 Passion Forward Awards, click here. To purchase a ticket to attend the awards, please click here.The Road Less Traveled Award  goes to a woman who is using her…

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Women’s Strength in Numbers: The Nominees

For the first time in Ms. JD history, Ms. JD will be honoring exceptional women in connection with our annual conference, Passion Forward, which will take place February 21-22nd, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The Passion Forward Awards will celebrate women who have demonstrated passion for their careers and shared that passion with other men and women. Over the next few weeks, Ms. JD will be introducing all the nominees. To read about the recipients of the 2014 Passion Forward Awards, click here. To purchase a ticket to attend the awards, please click here.The Women's Strength in Numbers Award will be awarded to…

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She Leads: A Conversation on Women in Law, Government, and Leadership with Counsel to the President, Kathy Ruemmler

Editor's Note: On September 24, 2013, Ms. JD hosted She Leads: A Conversation on Women in Law, Government, and Leadership with Counsel to the President, Kathy Ruemmler.  The event, part of Ms. JD's National Programming Series, was hosted by National Program Sponsor, Latham & Watkins LLP.  The below originally ran on Latham & Watkins website and can be seen here.  Inquiries about Ms. JD's National Programming Series may be directed to president@ms-jd.org.  On September 24, 2013, Ms. JD and Latham & Watkins hosted "She Leads: A Conversation on Women in Law, Leadership, and Government" with Counsel to the President Kathy Ruemmler. Speaking to…

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IILP Review: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession has issued a Call for Papers for next year's IILP Review on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession! It is the most comprehensive compilation of data and information about diversity and inclusion as it pertains to lawyers and the legal profession. Click here for the Call for Papers. And, if you are interested in attending one of this year's IILP Symposia on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession, where attendees will receive a hard copy of the latest IILP Review, you can register online at www.TheIILP.com…

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Social Media Mavens: We’re Looking for an Intern!

Do you have crazy social media skills? Is your smart phone always ready to Tweet, Pin, and Post? Do you have a passion for women helping women? If you answered yes to these questions, you might be just the person we are looking for! Ms. JD is looking for a social media intern to help us build and manage our social media outreach strategies.What will you be doing?As the Social Media/Community Manager intern you will help build and manage Ms. JD’s social media outreach strategies alongside Ms. JD’s President and the Communications and Marketing Committee of the Board of Directors.…

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2014 Writers in Residence Applications Due November 1st!

Do you feel your creative spirit fading as you work tirelessly to perfect your legal writing skills?  Do you miss composing prose that is not in the passive voice or that does not require bluebooking?  Would you like to  share your experiences as a woman entering the legal profession?Ms. JD is currently seeking law students and professionals to serve as 2014 Ms. JD Writers in Residence. The Writers in Residence program consists of a small group of columnists who provide monthly articles on a selected topic. The program launched in 2010 and gave rise to some of Ms. JD's most inspiring, hilarious, and provocative content to…

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Ms. JD Celebrates: Birthday Wish List

Ms. JD is six! For six years, we have been providing relevant and exciting programs to women law students and attorneys. We have striven to support your experiences in the legal profession and to give voice to why it matters that women continue to overcome barriers to achieve gender parity in the profession.Over the past six years, we have grown tremendously. We currently offer fellowships to law students, enable women in developing countries to pursue legal educations, award summer stipends to law students committed to working in the public interest, conduct original research, provide daily content on our blog, host…

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Best of Levo League, Week Ending January 27, 2012

Editor's Note: Ms. JD is proud to announce our newest strategic partnership with another online community for professional women, the Levo League! Here are our favorites from Levo League's recent publications.1. The Wednesday WTFWay back in 1983, Working Woman magazine conducted a survey reported by the New York Times. The conclusion of this survey? That, according to 56 percent of the employed men and 43 percent of the employed women in the survey, career-oriented women should not be mothers. Fast-Forward to 1998: The University of Michigan releases research indiciating that the daughters of employed mothers have been found to have higher academic achievement, greater career success, more…

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Introducing the 2012 Writers in Residence

Ms. JD is pleased to introduce this year's distinguished group of Writers in Residence. They have a tough act to follow - the blogs of the 2010 Writers in Residence and 2011 Writers in Residence were truly fantastic.  I know I speak for our entire readership when I say thank you all for your generous contributions to Ms. JD.Without further ado, let me introduce our team for 2012! First, Board Member Jamie Bence, who wrote the wonderful column From the Seat of Power, will be the 2012 Writers in Residence Coordinator. You can direct any questions about the Writers in…

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