Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending February 6, 2015

Are you thinking about going solo? If so, you aren't alone. The number of women deciding to go solo or join a small firm is rising.

If you work from home and find yourself working late into the night and at weekends, you may be battling the flexibility stigma. It can be hard to find some separation between work and home. Learning how to say no gracefully is one way to take back control of your time.

In President Obama's State of the Union address, he stated that affordable childcare should be treated as a national economic priority, not a side issue or "women's issue." The New York Times reviewed the economics behind paid leave and found some interesting benefits, both for the women who take leave and their employers.

Social media is a great way to build your professional network, however, the rules of ethics still apply. Whether you're connected to a judge via Linkedin or writing a blog, make sure to check your local bar rules.

The news that Harper Lee is releasing her second novel was met with a lot of excitement this week. The manuscript was discovered by Lee's friend and Alabama attorney Tonja Brooks Carter and features Scout as an adult.

There's still time to get your tickets for Stronger Together! Join us at UC Hastings on March 5-6.

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