mjtimko13

Something Blue:  Have no shame in your networking game

Back home in Niagara Falls, I learned that it was somewhat shameful to get a job or any other advancement opportunity due to “having connections.”  Perhaps this is due to some deeply rooted “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” mentality mythology that seems to exist in my hometown.  Nevertheless, I have since come to accept that this is simply not true.  Networking is integral to achieving career success in virtually any field, and this is especially true in law school and the legal profession. Believe me, I understand that networking events can be awkward and downright painful, even for individuals from…

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jennyrpatten

Screening for Culture:  What to Know Before You Go (In-House)

As a continuation of my short series about in-house practice and culture, this month’s column focuses on how and why company culture is important in an in-house job search. While compensation structure, job duties, and commute may be good threshold evaluation criteria in assessing a potential opportunity, culture fit is an often-overlooked aspect of an in-house legal position that can make or break your success. I understand this may seem like a “first world” consideration.  I graduated from law school at the beginning of the recession and remember the stress and anxiety of trying to land a job that allowed…

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yeshesvini

Speaking up…leaning in and speaking in….to bring a different perspective….

I identify myself to be an Indian, Kiwi as well as an Australian. My life story predisposed me to be one who would speak up from a young age. I was born and raised in New Delhi, India in a multicultural milieu. Hailing originally from the South but living in the North, growing up we learned to celebrate diversity in the cultural traditions, language and cuisine of our friends and neighbors. I spoke Tamil, Hindi and English. In addition, I learned French at school and visited France on cultural exchange as a teenager. Leaving home at seventeen, I travelled to…

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francescadallison@gmail.com

Ms. JD is seeking an Editor-in-Chief!

Ms. JD seeks a passionate Editor-in-Chief to research, plan, write and edit web content.  As the Editor-in-Chief for Ms. JD, you will help edit, organize and manage Ms. JD’s website content.  The Editor-in-Chief will be responsible for planning, creating, editing and publishing information on Ms. JD’s website.   The successful candidate is a skilled writer and researcher, with an eye for detail and an understanding of the special requirements of web writing.  The goal is to produce creative web content to appeal to our community. While not required, this position may be particularly beneficial for those with an interest in attending law school or interested…

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swhitaker1

THE COALITION OF BLACK VOICES: Past, Present, and Future

THE COALITION OF BLACK VOICES: Past, Present, and Future "What we assumed to be the substitution of black students’ concerns before us, was actually the coalition of black voices: past, present and future." [Earl B. Dickerson Chapter, Black Law Students Association] --- My regard for advocacy inspired me to pursue law and dedicate my life to pursuing liberty and justice for all. As a 2L at the University of Chicago, I aim to be an active scholar, campus volunteer, and community leader. However, my experience at the Law School includes frequent instances of racism and bigotry that have taken a toll…

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SCarr

Waiting for the Smoke to Clear

Waiting for the Smoke to Clear Reconciling Workplace Drug Policies and Cannabis Laws While Uncertainty Rages My first post addressed the differences and respective legal status of marijuana and hemp to serve as a primer for the material covered in this blog. In this second post I will begin an in-depth look into a clear area of opportunity: cannabis-related employment law. Employers need legal guidance to reconcile their workplace drug policies and procedures in the face of shifting state and federal laws regarding marijuana and hemp. Unfortunately, this task is easier said than done given the divergence of legal precedent.…

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dogarro

Health(s)Care: Provider Consolidation

In Short In recent years, the U.S. has seen an increase in hospital mergers and acquisitions and in hospitals acquiring physician groups. This wave of provider consolidation led to measurable operational efficiencies but has possibly exacerbated the preexisting lack of access to care and removed incentives on providers to decrease the cost of care. Through it all, patients are caught in the cross-fire without much say in the matter. Fortunately, a few non-traditional health care entities are bringing care closer to the patient, and giving more traditional health care providers a run for their money. In Full The number of hospital…

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tatumw

Interview with Genie Doi, Esports Immigration Lawyer - On the Field: Women in Sports Law

I am pleased to introduce Ms. Genie Doi, founder and attorney-in-chief of immigrate.la and of counsel to ESG Law. Genie worked at top immigration firms in the Los Angeles Area after graduating from Loyola Law School with a concentration in Immigrant Advocacy in 2014. Prior to starting immigrate.la to handle immigration services for the Silicon Beach community in 2017, Genie served as General Counsel and Vice President of Operations for a mobile app development company. Genie became of counsel to ESG Law in 2018, joining Ms. Krista Hiner in the first US law firm devoted to esports. Thank you so much for your time today!…

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Caambridge

Minding the Business that Pays You

One of the most difficult parts of law school thus far has been fighting the urge to get swept up in the all-consuming comparison trap. "Comparison is the thief of joy” is all too real when it comes to law school even though it is almost human nature to compare yourself with others. Comparison is something that most people utilize because it seems to serve as a way of measuring our success and achievement against someone who we deem to be in similar standing to us. The hard part about comparing yourself to others is that we live in a…

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Millennial Women

Health & Wellness: Combating the Stress of the Job

Elise on why health and wellness matter: In today’s hustle and bustle of work, family and other obligations, our health and wellness can quickly fall to the back burner.  It is easy to plummet into unhealthy habits during long days at the office, especially when donuts, candy, cookies and other temptations are so easily accessible. Being a lawyer is stressful and demanding.  Maintaining a well-balanced healthy lifestyle is so important and can help you stay focused, feel energized, and be prepared to take on the unexpected challenges faced throughout the work week.  Below are a few wellness suggestions that you…

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