Register Now for the Hit the Ground Running Bootcamp!

D.C.-based Ms. JD readers! Are you a law student gearing up to start your career? Are you a young attorney, still navigating the ins-and-outs of the legal industry? If so, do not miss this exciting opportunity to learn the skills that will enable you to succeed in today's competitive legal market while networking with law firm partners, senior government officials, in-house counsel, and hiring directors.

Ms. JD, in partnership with the Women's Bar Association of D.C., would like to invite you to attend the Hit the Ground Running Bootcamp, to be held on Saturday, April 6th at Vinson & Elkins LLP in D.C. This extraordinary opportunity will teach attendees how to lean into their careers, drawing from the knowledge of highly talented and respected legal professionals from all over the nation. Whether you are interested in biglaw, small law, government, public interest, business, or anything in between, this bootcamp will teach you how to negotiate, self-promote, and communicate with confidence.

Confirmed faculty members include:

- Julie Silverbrook (ConSource)

- Suzanne Reifman (Vinson & Elkins LLP)

- Jennifer Archie (Latham & Watkins LLP)

- Zazy Lopez (Department of Justice)

- Maria Gonzalez Calvet (Department of Justice) 

- Stephanie Nagel (U.S. International Trade Commission

- Andrew Lazerow (Covington & Burling) 

- Monica Parham (Crowell & Moring) 

- Sonia Williams Murphy (U.S. International Trade Commission

- Rachel Strong (Bingham McCutchen) 

- Jeff Hamlin (Ifrah Law) 

- Sarah Devine (Fulbright & Jaworski) 

- Tiffany Johnson (Morgan Lewis & Bockius)

- Diane Darling (Effective Networking)

- Sarah van Steenburg (Major Lindsey & Africa) 

- Anne Collier (Arudia)

- Laura Possessky (Gura & Possessky, PLLC

- Jill Dash (American Constitution Society)

- Sonia Murphy (U.S. International Trade Commission)

- Heather Hodges (Neighborhood Legal Services)

- Keeshea Turner Roberts (Neighborhood Legal Services)

- Lauren Bright (Gates Foundation)  

- Kristan McMahon (Verizon

- Katie White (George Washington Law Center for Professional Development & Career Strategy) 

- Jen Wetzel (Georgetown University Law Center Office of Career Services)

- Damon Colbert (Municipal Security Rulemaking Board)

- Kelly Hoey (Women Innovate Mobile) 

- Arden Levy (Arden Levy Law PLLC) 

- Laura Lucas (Vinson & Elkins) 

- Lori Kalani (Dickstein Shapiro) 

- Phyllis Levinson (Big Tent Coaching) 

- Jessica Adler (Law Office of Jessica Adler)

- Josephine Harriott (Howard University)

- Avery Gadiner (Verizon

- Keisha Stanford (Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

- Bert Reiser (Latham & Watkins LLP)

For more information, visit the Hit the Ground Running Bootcamp page.To register, click here. For questions, contact admin@wbadc.org or 202-639-8880. 

Register today before space runs out!

Thank you to Vinson & Elkins for sponsoring this event and to the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. for their generous grant supporting this program.  Finally, special thanks to the Center for Women in the Law at the University of Texas for sharing the program materials with Ms. JD!

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