Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending December 21

USC alumna became a lawyer in the 1930s despite gender bias

Phyllis Norton Cooper, a woman who attended law school in the 1930s, is remembered for her many achievements.

Women Setting New Records as State Supreme Court Judges

Leah Ward Sears, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia; Patricia Timmons-Goodson, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina; and Carol Hunstein, Presiding Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia discuss their paths to the judiciary.

Former Qwest CEO's attorney has made winning a habit

Maureen Mahoney, a Latham Watkins attorney who has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court 18 times, is praised for her oral advocacy.

Fired US attorney says she kept low profile while hunting for new job

Margaret Chiara, one of the U.S. Attorneys who was allegedly fired for political reasons, has a new position as general counsel for a bipartisan federal commission looking at prison rape.

For woman player, there's no crying in football

Lawyer Jennifer Blum is a wide receiver for the New York Sharks, which is part of the Independent Women's Football League.

Female prosecutors make their mark

Female prosecutors in Texarkana are praised in an article you'll either love or hate due to its use of expressions like "They’re tougher than they look" and "Break the law in Texarkana and the lawyer prosecuting your case may just be wearing a skirt and perfume."

YOUR LEGAL WRITES: Resolving to be a better firm

West Virginia's Legal Journal considers strategies to improve law firms, including "looking for unique ways to retain female lawyers and managers who believe motherhood is as important as a successful career."

Muslim woman barrister wins Human Rights Lawyer of the year

Shaheed Fatima, who practices international law, human rights, public law and commercial law at Blackstone Chambers, is awarded Human Rights Lawyer of the Year in London.

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