What “Stronger Together” Means to Ms. JD Board Member Liz Hague

Ms. JD is hosting its Seventh Annual Conference on Women in the Law: Stronger Together on March 5 & 6, 2015 at UC Hastings College of the Law. In the lead up to our annual conference, Ms. JD board members, staff, and annual conference participants will share what our conference theme “Stronger Together” means to them.

To me, stronger together means . . .

Acknowledging that the legal profession is still a difficult place to be a woman, and that we will not be able to move towards gender parity without working together and supporting each other. 

I’m a member of the following professional organizations, which have demonstrated to me that there is strength in numbers . . .

(1) Ms. JD

(2) Harvard Women's Law Association

(3) Fulbright Alumni Association

My mentor(s) taught me . . .

To push myself outside my comfort zone, to take time to regroup and reflect after challenges, to invest in myself, and to know when to take time for self-care.

My mentee(s) taught me . . .

To remember why I went to law school and what I'm passionate about, how important it is to give back, and how much I still have to learn. 

Before, during and after this year’s conference, I’d like to help members of Ms. JD’s network by. . .

Offering to mentor law students interested in pursuing pro bono opportunities, coaching and guidance on event planning and promotion, organizing DC-area happy hours for Ms. JD's network.

* Liz Hague is a Dispute Resolution Associate of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Washington D.C. office. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She can be reached at nwlso@ms-jd.org.

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