Browse Topics

KGreen

Adopt Restorative Justice Practices to Become a Better Lawyer

Conflict between people is like cancer: sometimes, if you just cut out the cause of the problem, that takes care of it completely, but oftentimes, once it’s caused enough trouble for you to catch it, it has already spread to infect different areas that you didn’t even imagine could be connected.  The problem in America is that we use the justice system to handle our conflicts, but it’s really only equipped to treat the symptoms of our problems.  Cash relief for broken contracts and jail time for criminals can sometimes be enough to right the wrongs that people have experienced,…

read more

KendraBeckwith

Through the Looking Glass—Observations from Five Years Out: Tenacity

Thirty-six hours before I was supposed to start my first “real” legal job, I got a phone call. The firm could no longer afford to hire me. Suddenly, I was jobless. And $120,000 in debt. The crash of 2008 was tough for all job seekers. As one of many with a law degree and a big loan to repay, the recession taught me a very important lesson: to survive as a lawyer, you have to be tenacious—and persistent, and stubborn—in advocating for yourself. Had I not held firm to this value, I would not be where I am today. THE…

read more

valerie lherrou

No Longer Extraordinary: But still 77 cents?

Years ago (before I was a lawyer) I started a new job at a publishing company.  When I moved into my new office, I discovered that the file cabinets were full of my predecessor’s (and his predecessor’s) papers. Some of these were pertinent to the job and I would need them, but some were just accumulated detritus, so I carefully sorted everything. It took a few months (because, after all, I needed to actually perform my job; and there were a LOT of papers). At some point in the process, I came across my predecessor’s pay stubs. I was stunned.…

read more

editor

Assistant Director of Development, College of Law

The University of Iowa Foundation (UIF), a 501(c)(3) organization that raises private gift support for The University of Iowa (UI), seeks an Assistant Director of Development to assist with the philanthropy efforts for the College of Law.  The Assistant Director of Development, plans, initiates, manages, and implements fundraising for the College of Law (COL) and the Iowa Law School Foundation (ILSF), primarily developing strategies for increasing gift activity. The Assistant Director of Development works with the dean of the college to assure that the fundraising programs are operated in accordance with the procedures, goals, and needs of the college and have the full…

read more

Raychelle_Tasher

Levo League: Office Hours with Paulette Brown, Nominee for the 2015 ABA Presidency

Levo League and Ms. JD have teamed up to present Office Hours with Paulette Brown, ABA presidential nominee and dear friend of the Ms. JD Community on January 21st, 2014 at 2pm! On January 17, 2014, Levo League featured "60 Seconds Spotlight with Paulette Brown". Take a look at some quick facts that you may or may not have known about this amazing woman in law. Who she is: Paulette Brown is an Attorney, Partner, and Chief Diversity Officer at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. She is a member of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Group.Why you should watch: This accomplished woman has…

read more

editor

Thurgood Marshall Opportunity Program

The Office of the Attorney General is the largest law firm in the State of Maryland, with varied, complex legal work and a distinguished history of successful advocacy. Our 430 attorneys act as legal advisors and litigators for the agencies, boards, commissions, officials, and institutions of Maryland State Government. Our work ranges from advising the Maryland Legislature on the constitutionality of proposed legislation to representing State agencies and officials in State and federal courts including the Maryland Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. From protecting the Chesapeake…

read more

KendraBeckwith

Through the Looking Glass—Observations from Five Years Out: Guidance

With freshly printed law degree in hand, I thought a mentor would be the source of all things good in my career—someone who would provide me both counsel and opportunity.  I was mistaken. We women attorneys are routinely told that guidance is the key to our success in the legal profession.  We’re told to seek out mentors, or better yet, sponsors, since mentors and sponsors are not one and the same.  Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor, describes a mentor as a “sounding board or shoulder to cry on” who offers advice, support, and guidance…

read more

editor

NAWL-PRUDENTIAL 2014 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The National Association of Women Lawyers is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated first-year law student. Through this partnership, NAWL will select a student to join the 2014 summer law intern class at Prudential for a 10-week internship at Prudential’s offices, for a stipend of approximately $10,000. Internship positions will be located in the New Jersey tri-state area.Internship Responsibilities The summer intern will have the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of the Prudential businesses. The summer intern will also participate in the summer…

read more

editor

Write for Litigation News!

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation's national news magazine, Litigation News, is seeking excellent writers interested in joining the editorial board as contributing editors. Contributing editors write four articles per year and attend two ABA conferences. This is a great opportunity to get your name out there and connect with attorneys across the country! Litigation News is published quarterly in print, and adds stories at least weekly to its online version. Its print circulation exceeds 50,000. Interested? Send a resume and writing sample to LitNewsWriteOn@gmail.com by January 17, 2014.  Applicants selected to participate in the annual write-on competition will…

read more

vhogan

Trading in the Expense Account: Transitioning from Big Law to Public Interest: Year in Review

It’s been a pretty incredible year, hasn’t it? We started the year off talking about what it would take to make the move from Big Law to a public interest job and we’ve learned so much along the way! Planning is clearly the key to making any transition work, but especially when the transition is one in which you suddenly earn 75% less money. Although the money situation can be tricky, the psychological reward of doing work that you really believe in can take the edge off living frugally.That doesn’t mean that you can’t have any fun while you’re doing…

read more

‹ First  < 121 122 123 124 125 >  Last ›

Join Us

Contribute to our blog and join the discussion.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Newsletter

Subscribe to receive regular updates, news, and events from Ms. JD.

Connect with us

Follow or subscribe