Sappho

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Response: How do you think pre-law individuals, law students, and/or lawyers may benefit [. . . ]

Prompt: How do you think pre-law individuals, law students, and/or lawyers may benefit from writing for law blogs?  From someone who relied heavily on identifying women attorney mentors who balanced law school, post-bar life, a career, and most importantly, being an attentive parent, all individuals, whether a pre-law student, law student, and/or lawyer benefit from writing for law blogs.  Blog writing provides an opportunity for the interested and motivated writer to share their experiences with a broad audience. Folks who stumble upon law blogs, such as myself, benefit from learning about the experiences others have had, and may seek additional…

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NicoleEGarcia

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A Question of Empathy: Are Female Lawyers Preferred for Personal Injury Cases?

For personal injury clients, finding the right lawyer to represent them is a high-stakes decision. Not only will the lawyer need to be proficient at representation, but the client expectation is that the counselor will truly advocate with compassion for their case. Individual preferences aside, there are many reasons for clients to prefer the choice of a female lawyer for a personal injury case. Injury Cases Involving Men: The Fear of Disclosure and the Appearance of Weakness Despite the fact that legal counsel, regardless of gender, is in place to provide quality representation for the client, there are sociocultural factors…

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jenniferlockman

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Tips For Professional Conduct and Development

The very second a woman conceives a child, an endless cycle of growth initiates and the entire life is nothing but another name of growth. From babies to toddlers to teenagers to adults to professionals, humans evolve into bigger and better beings. There is no limit to learning and education. Every profession in the world, be it medicine or teaching or law, puts no limit on the amount of knowledge a person can acquire. With the rapid changes in technologies, use of social media forums, the strength of word of mouth, changing economies, demanding customers and other factors of the…

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KatieDay

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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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AzinAbedian

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Mindfulness Meditation & The Practice of Law

It’s the first day of law school. We take our seats sharply at 8:45 am to partake in our first ever law school lecture. Contracts. With stadium seating and an established and intimidating Professor wearing a three-piece suit standing before us, we await what would likely be a profound and mind-altering lecture of the law. All the meanwhile, all I could think was...please don’t call on me. Silence erupts as class begins. In a loud, strong, deep, booming voice we hear "Ms. Hailey Hardwick, please rise and give the class the case holdings for Hadley v Baxendale, including the issue, rule,…

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8bQl7TwACg

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There Is Gender Equality in the Privacy Field…But Will it Last?

In recent ACC, IAPP, and VentureBeat articles, we explored the subject of gender parity and disparity in the privacy and security professions. There are stark differences in how the two intersecting professions treat women. According to data from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the median salaries for privacy professionals are equal between men and women, and women are as likely as men to hold leadership positions in the field. In contrast, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2’s most recent Global Information Security Workforce Study reports that “women in the information security profession represent 10% of the workforce — a percentage that is unchanged…

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KatieDay

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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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latancs

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Brand Tip #7: Finding and Using the Right Trademark

Whether your brand comprises a word(s), a design, a tagline or a combination of the foregoing, make it relevant and compelling yet as uncomplicated as you can to differentiate yourself in the marketplace.  Choosing an uncomplicated moniker is especially important considering the phenomenon of “cognitive fluency.” This principle reflects the tendency of the human brain to favor information that is easily processed over that which is complex, which ostensibly explains why shares of companies with easily pronounceable names trade better than their complex counterparts. In addition to simplicity, the strength of your mark (or even whether it is capable of…

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JaneeTLegal

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The Westside Justice Center—Legal Aid & Community Outreach

Community justice generally refers to various crime prevention techniques that explicitly include the community. The idea behind community justice initiatives lies in restorative community goals –creating a “grass roots” path to neighborhood inclusion by active involvement. Recently these initiatives have included community: crime prevention, courts, policing, prosecution, etc…. Access to the legal system, or the lack thereof, plays a large role in whether the community has faith in its lawmakers and the justice system as a whole. The Westside Justice Center (WJC) works to fill that void; providing Chicago citizens with legal services in immigration, family law, real estate, estates and trusts, etc. The…

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lawyergirl

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LAW AND DESTINY

The laws of physics create order over the world, gravity limits the boundaries of our planet and daily human capacity. Society, in contravention of the laws of science, is inherently random and exhibits chaos. Where in this great cosmic mix does one find the rule of law? Some people become lawyers because they want to make money, others join the Bar because they seek power. Justice? On the first day of my law school classes Prof Sam Dash pronounced words to the effect of: if you are interested in fairness and justice there is a door in this room and…

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