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Gearing Up for LaddHer Up: Michelle Banks Gives the Inside Scoop on Ms. JD’s Upcoming Retreat

“Women helping women has a positive impact. Powerful women helping women starting out in their law careers will be game-changing." Michelle Banks is one of the inaugural LaddHer Up Host Committee Co-Chairs who brought this empowering, unique retreat to life. As you may have seen around the web, the LaddHer Up retreat for general counsel and early career women associates is a distinctive professional development program hosted by Ms. JD on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19, 2018. Keep reading to find out Michelle’s tips for associates attending LaddHer Up, what’s in it for law firms, the difference between mentoring…

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Open Ms. JD Board of Director Position

   Have you made a positive difference in your community? Do you want to serve the mission of helping women lawyers and law students succeed? Do you want to shatter the glass ceiling, break down barriers, and help change the dismal statistics for women lawyers? For example, .56 percent of partners at major law firms are black women and most firms don’t track women lawyers with disabiltiites. The time for change is now! Please apply to serve on the Ms. JD Board of Directors.       Ms. JD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of aspiring and early career…

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Join Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund Program!

Interested in women’s issues, international development, fundraising and education?  If yes, consider supporting us as our next part-time, unpaid, Global Education Fund program volunteer!  Ms. JD created the Global Education Fund (“GEF”) to enable women in developing countries who otherwise would not have access to further education pursue a legal education.  Each year, GEF has made it possible for two Ugandan women in each class year to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by attending the law program at Makerere University in Uganda. The part-time and unpaid Global Education Fund program volunteer will be responsible for: Helping to lead outreach and program development…

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Crazy Laws Your Clients Might Have Broken

“My new client explained to me how their busy day shopping for a new mattress, checking out beds of various mattress sizes and firmness, turned into a nightmare. Somehow, my client’s purse got caught on the dreaded label on the side of a mattress they were trying out, and off it came! She had committed a cardinal offense: ‘Do not remove label under penalty of law.’  She now feared for her future.” Of course this is far fetched. The only individuals really prosecuted under this crazy law are merchants trying to void warranties on products or pass off inferior products;…

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The Best Law Schools In The Western US

U.S. News recently released its list of the best law schools in the United States, and here are the best American law schools west of the Mississippi:   1. Stanford Law (US Ranking: 2) Stanford, CA Stanford Law School, which began operating in 1893, has been ranked among the top 3 law schools in the country since 1992, along with Harvard and Yale. More than 500 students are currently enrolled, and the school employs 90 faculty members. They accept less than 200 students per year and have an acceptance rate of 9.1%. The median LSAT score of students there is…

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What Do RBG and Millennial Lawyers Have in Common?

RBG.  You have to love her!  And I do.  I loved the documentary about her life, and I love how relevant she continues to be. I first saw Justice Ginsburg speak more than a decade ago when she was addressing an audience of law students and young lawyers.  Yes, her scholarship and her role as a breaker of glass ceilings amazed me, but it did not stop there.  Her sense of humor and her humble way of speaking was surprising for someone at her high perch, and it was heartwarming.  She knows how to get attention without hitting the listener…

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You’re Writing Your To-Do Lists Wrong

When I was 9, I tried to learn to juggle. After several dedicated minutes of tossing and dropping the pins, I gave up and declared my career as a juggler was over. 16 years later, it was reborn. But, instead of tossing brightly colored objects in the air I was tossing classes, extracurricular’s, and sleep. Although I’m still no juggling expert, here are three strategies that helped me keep all my balls in the air. Swallow Your Biggest Frog First There’s nothing worse than staring at a long to-do list not knowing where to begin. You become filled with dread…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Lawyer for Your Injury Case

  Getting involved in a road accident is one of the scariest experiences you can ever encounter. Road accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths in the world today. They also lead to disabilities, financial losses and psychological trauma. Once a road accident occurs, the victims usually get confused. Some people do not know the right steps to take after getting involved in a car crash. If you find yourself in such a situation, the first thing you need to do is to check yourself for injuries. You should seek medical attention instantly. However, to avoid financial losses,…

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How I Got Over My Fear of Asking for Things for Me: I Treated Myself Like My Own Client

In my practice, I routinely ask for—nay demand—things on behalf of my clients without a second thought: produce the documents, dismiss the complaint, find in my client’s favor, etc. But, when it was time for me to take a step forward in my own career, I was startled to see how hard it was to ask for things for me. To be honest, it felt downright unnatural. This had always been a problem for me. I remember as a kid getting jealous when my mom came home from the store with a purchase for my sister. With rather sage advice…

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