Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending November 21, 2014

When Deborah Misir requested a trial delay due to her high-risk pregnancy, the judge questioned her travel plans and her request has now been denied. In recent months, we’ve also seen a judge refusing to postpone a hearing forcing an attorney on maternity leave to bring her newborn daughter to court while the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar is reviewing their decision to deny certain accommodations requested by an applicant that would allow her to breastfeed during the exam. It is no secret that becoming a parent presents unique challenges; Susan Smith Blakely addressed the particularly challenging experience of returning to work after maternity leave on the Ms. JD blog this week.

Technology is changing the practice of law and creating new opportunities and challenges for lawyers. Have you considered one of these Career Paths for Lawyers in the New Norm

Is flexibility more important than mentoring? The Muse offers their step-by-step guide to getting any work schedule you want.

Ms. JD's #TIMInitiative celebrates the men who support us individually and women's advancement in the legal profession more generally. As we move towards equality in the workplace, changes are also happening at home. This brotherhood of the stay at home dad combats the challenges faced by fathers who stay at home to care for their children.

You don’t often associate beauty products with feminist activism but Pantene is sticking with its empowerment messaging. Their latest international campaign encourages women to #shinestrong and is backed by a £20,000 fund to help finance the dreams and ambitions of women in the UK. Barbie and Mattel, on the other hand, have come under fire for perpetuating sexist stereotypes by suggesting Barbie can’t actually be a computer engineer.

Finally, registration is now open for Ms. JD’s 7th Annual Conference in San Francisco! Join us on March 5 and 6, 2015, at UC Hastings Law. Check out the schedule and sign up here.

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