Mark Your Calendars Now!  Ms. JD’s 2014 Conference: Passion Forward is set for February 21-22, 2014 in Austin, Texas!

Ms. JD is proud to announce that our Sixth Annual Conference on Women and the Law will be February 21-22, 2014 at The University of Texas School of Law, in partnership with the Center for Women in the Law.  We anticipate that this year’s conference, themed Passion Forward, will prove to be one of our most exciting and successful events to date. 

Last year at She Leads we provided attendees with the tools to identify and develop their leadership skills. Now, fueled by Ms. JD’s passion for helping law students and young lawyers thrive, we plan to help participants set themselves apart by showcasing the things they are truly excited about. 

Passion Forward will take participants through a day of workshops focused on identifying and showcasing your passion.  First, we will help you identify what you’re passionate about and how you are best able to communicate those passions.  Then, we’ll work with you to build skills that will help you display your passion to the world and set yourself apart in the legal profession and beyond.  Finally, we’ll leverage the power of women supporting women to create a personalized master plan for presenting your passions after you leave the conference.  In short, you will walk away the first day of Passion Forward with new and concrete skills to tell the world what is most important to you. 

The second day of the Conference will feature the Center for Women in the Law’s Women in Law Institute.  Designed for law students and judicial clerks, the Institute is a day long intensive that helps women tackle the practical skills: Communication, Networking, and Self Promotion.  Research shows that these three skills are the ones that set young lawyers apart but are also skills that women typically struggle with most.  Unlike any other program, participants of the institute will learn how to communicate, network, and self promote from top trainers and then practice these skills with direct feedback from leading women.  

With the help and support of the UT Center for Women in Law, we are excited to bring you two days of workshops, speakers, and networking opportunities that will enhance your ability to pursue your passion and lead in the profession.

Although the conference is several months away, Ms. JD will be working passionately to bring you the best conference yet! Mark your calendars and keep an eye on our website, Facebook, and Twitter feed (@msjdtweets) for additional conference updates.  We look forward to seeing you in Austin! For additional information about the conference, how to get involved, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ms. JD’s Board Member, Liz Vaysman, at conference@ms-jd.org.

Ms. JD thanks our Conference Sponsors: Latham & Watkins LLP and Arnold & Porter LLP for their generous support of Passion Forward.

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