SylviaKohl

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How a Woman Can Start a Career as a Personal Injury Lawyer

According to statistics, the vast majority of injury trial lawyers in the United States are male – which is a bit weird if you take into account that today women get about a half of all law degrees, and this tendency has been holding up for years. An ABA study states that women represent just 27 percent of civil cases at trial. You may try to look for reasons – many name lack of challenging opportunities, bias in lawyer culture and family responsibilities as the main culprits. However, the main issue here is not why it happens, but what a…

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Pre-Law Opportunity in NYC: 5-week “Launching Your Career” Series with the NYC Bar

The NYC Bar Association 2017 "Launching Your Career" Seminar Series is designed to support undergraduates and recent graduates in the beginning stages of their professional development. The series includes the following workshops: Thursday, March 2 (6-8pm): Fireside Chat with Jasmine Wade, Assistant District Attorney, Criminal Enterprise Bureau, Bronx County District Attorney's Office Wednesday, March 8 (6-8pm): Networking & Finding a Mentor with Janine Pollack, Partner at Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP Wednesday, March 15 (6-8pm): Office Etiquette with Sarah O'Connell, Senior Counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright Wednesday, March 22 (6-8pm): Legal Writing with Grace Pickering, Director of Legal…

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tammyzhu

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Join the Conversation:  What if Alienation is Not a Universal Feeling?

It was neither preaching nor praying that made a better person of me, but one or two people who believed in me better than I deserved, and I hated to disappoint them.  I recently went to a holiday party where two white male law firm partners were asking each other why we see so many female associates leave big law starting around their fifth year and what firms can do to keep them.  They were concerned that women leave for reasons beyond the firms’ control, such as appealing in-house positions or to devote more time to parenthood.  I told them…

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nicolemoriniere

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Getting from A to B: Transitioning from Law to Tech

It took me about three months to complete my transition from law into legal tech, from the time I made the decision until I found and was hired at an exciting legal tech startup. During this time, I reached out to my network, did a lot of reading and attended numerous events.  Although I benefited from many resources during my search, I also found it more difficult given that I was going down a non-traditional career path for JDs. Hopefully, my experience can help provide an example of one way to transition from the traditional legal industry to a career in legal…

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Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: Practical Advice for New Lawyers

Q: I am involved in a negotiation with an abusive opposing counsel. He tries to embarrass me in front of my client and says I don’t know what I am talking about. I am concerned about raising this with my supervising attorney, because he may think I am over my head. Any suggestions? A: Ah. Civility. Depending on your personality, the rough and tumble of law practice can be one of its less appealing aspects. But sometimes the job involves taking a bullet for your client. Usually, the best course of action involves keeping a laser focus on your client’s…

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Exciting Volunteer Opportunity: Ms. JD Pre-Law Program Director

Ms. JD is seeking a Pre-Law Program Director for its series of pre-law programming, which aims to provide pre-law women with the resources they need to make an informed decision on attending law school and on navigating the law school application process. The pre-law program director will serve an important role by coordinating pre-law blog content, planning pre-law events, and establishing and maintaining relationships with Ms. JD's pre-law contacts.   This position is ideal for an undergraduate student or young professional who is considering law school and enjoys writing, event planning, and outreach. It also presents opportunities to grow within Ms. JD…

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Grit, the Secret to Advancement:  Stories of Successful Women Lawyers

The Grit, the Secret to Advancement program focuses on the impact of grit and growth mindset on successful women lawyers. Date: Friday, February 3, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time Location: JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, 5th Floor, Plaza 4, Miami, Florida Last year, the Commission on Women in the Profession conducted new, expanded research on grit and growth mindset, two traits that have been shown to impact the success of women lawyers. This program will reveal the new findings, and a panel of successful women lawyers will share their advice and insights about the…

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2/5

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ABA Women’s Caucus Meeting

This is a terrific opportunity to network with your colleagues and meet other dynamic women lawyers. There is no charge to attend. We will begin our meeting with a discussion focusing on the potential impact of the change of administration on issues of concern to women, with reference to ABA policy. The Women's Caucus meeting is the perfect opportunity to: - Meet other ABA members and network with colleagues; - Examine issues being addressed by the ABA that are of interest to and impact women; - Discuss issues of concern to women lawyers; - Find paths to leadership and mentors…

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3/16

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Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s 2017 Annual Conference: Diversity + Flexibility = An Evolving Culture

We are pleased to announce our Community Sponsorship of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s 2017 Annual Conference: Diversity + Flexibility = An Evolving Culture, going forward on March 16, 2017 at Jones Day in Washington, DC. The Alliance is a nationally recognized think tank dedicated to helping organizations create inclusive cultures that leverage diversity and flexibility to attract and retain top talent. Its Annual Conference explores the most up-to-date, research-based action steps highlighting the intersection of diversity and flexibility. With over 150 expected participants, the Conference will bring together general counsel, law firm management, and other legal industry leaders to discuss…

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Kristine_Cherek

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It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

First, let me check my privilege at the door.  I am a college-educated, white, married suburbanite.  I was lucky enough to have been born to parents who value education and who could afford to pay for mine.  I live in a golf course community in a beachside town.  I drive my European SUV to the law school where I teach.  No, I do not consider myself to be disadvantaged by any definition of the word.  But in the view of many, I am not just disadvantaged.  I am less than equal simply because of my gender.  When I entered the…

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