By Ms. JD Weekly Roundup • July 28, 2016
History was made this week as Hillary Clinton officially became the first female presidential candidate for a major U.S. political party. The Washington Post identified three ways Hillary Clinton's nomination may affect the representation of women in politics while elsewhere commentators noted the questionable decision to run photos of Bill Clinton -- instead of the nominee herself -- alongside news stories reporting the historic moment.
Michelle Obama gave a powerful speech reminding us all of the historic times we live in and the hope we should all have for the future. Her speech was so powerful, it lead to more than one call for Michelle Obama to consider her own run for the White House in the years to come.
Equal pay for female attorneys hit the headlines again as Traci Ribeiro, a Chicago-based partner at Sedgwick filed suit against the firm, alleging gender discrimination. Ms. Ribeiro is not the first attorney to raise concerns about pay inequality at law firms.