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Tips from the Top: Laurel Bellows

Tips from the Top: Laurel Bellows Laurel Bellows, a principal of The Bellows Law Group, P.C. in Chicago, represents executives in the United States and internationally.  Laurel is an experienced business lawyer counseling senior executives and corporations on employment matters, employment and severance agreements, executive compensation and workplace disputes.  Her expertise in executive compensation matters also includes mid-level management compensation and benefit plans, and matters involving incentives, pensions, retirement and workforce restructuring. Bellows is currently president-elect of the American Bar Association. Her one-year term as president will begin at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in August 2012.  She…

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legalwellness

Win a Ticket to From Burnout 2 Breakthrough: March 9th in Chicago

I am super pleased to announce that one lucky woman from the Ms. JD community will be attending this fun CLE workshop in Chicago absolutely FREE! We encourage practicing attorneys, non-practicing attorneys, and law students to apply.My co-presenters and I created this event for you. You with the brilliant mind and passionate heart. You went to law school to make a difference, didn't you? Did you know there are ways to make that difference, while still making a living, besides pro bono work?It's true. There are lawyers all around the U.S., and the world, finding ways to be themselves, and…

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Nancy Glazer

Steve Jobs:  “Don’t Lose Faith; Don’t Settle”

Perhaps you’ve heard the replays of the speech Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs, now deceased, gave to Stanford University’s commencement class of 2005.  He stated,“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you…

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Ms. JD International

Ms. JD International: State Department, Part I

State Department, Part I: Student Opportunities The State Department, perhaps the pinnacle of all things international, has fantastic professional opportunities for internationally-minded law students. The three core opportunities for students are: the Student Internship Program, STEP (Student Temporary Employment Program), and SCEP (Student Career Experience Program). Law students can extern during the semester in at State headquarters in DC for credit or intern at an embassy abroad. The Office of the Legal Adviser, otherwise known as “L,” offers a very small number of externships and paid summer internships specifically for law students, but law students interested in international law should…

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Katy Goshtasbi

Personal Branding Corner: Are You An Authentic Leader?

Have you ever taken a good hard look at the way people around you are leading?  Are the male leaders fitting the stereotype of a strong leader you'd want to follow? What about the women leaders? Are the women leaders "owning" their leadership position or are they sending mixed messages? The problem that often occurs is that men lead like men and women try to lead like men, too. Sadly, when women lead like men, they often forget to use their natural leadership skills.  Each gender has a natural talent that lends itself to authentic leadership.   However, women often ignore…

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cmulder

The Offbeat Path: International Human Rights

Hello! My name is Carissa Mulder, and this is my first post on Ms. JD. Since this is my first post, I thought I would provide a little background on myself and on the topic of my blog posts.  The financial crash of 2008 brought changed the lives of many lawyers and lawyers-to-be, including me. I was a 3L at Notre Dame that fall and was busy sending out job applications, as I’d spent my 2L summer working at a non-profit. I was a bit nervous about the future, naturally, but not unduly so. After all, I had good grades,…

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scoleman

Tips from the Top: Sheila Wilson-Freelon

Sheila Wilson-Freelon is a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Discover Financial Services, a Fortune 500 company, headquartered in the Chicagoland area. Prior to her current role, Ms. Wilson-Freelon was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel with Morgan Stanley, a premier financial services firm headquartered in New York and the former parent company of Discover Financial Services. Ms. Wilson-Freelon received her Bachelor of Arts Degree (cum laude) from the University of Mississippi and her Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was an Earl Warren Legal Scholar. She also earned her Master of Divinity at…

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Ms. JD International

Ms. JD International: Your Ticket to a Career Abroad

Greetings Ms. JD readers, and happy 2012! Ms. JD International here, one of the new 2012 Writers in Residence. Ever wanted to live and work abroad? Like to travel? Ever think your career would be nailed to US soil since you earned or are earning a JD degree at a US law school? Well ladies, you’ve come to the right place! For the next 12 months, I will be writing about all the ways one can pursue an international career with a JD. From practicing law to developing foreign policy, from working for a U.S. law firm in Paris to…

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Katy Goshtasbi

Personal Branding Corner: Self-Confidence & Leadership

I ended the last blog post with the notion of self-confidence. Specifically that people are attracted to someone with high self-confidence.   At Puris we use self-confidence, coupled with stress, as a big gauge to see how your personal branding is working.   The main result of our work with clients is that their self-confidence goes UP when we help them create an effective personal brand. When you have high self-confidence, it means everything is working well for you, including your personal brand.  High self-confidence correlates to high productivity, high morale, reduced stress and effective behavior as an employee and a business…

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Karen Kaplowitz

Giving Thanks

 It is great when the right thing to do is also good business strategy. Giving thanks falls in that category. Start by assessing who has helped you most this year in developing your business. Those are the people to whom you not only want to give thanks but also with whom you want to reconnect. Make a list of the people who have supported you from each of these categories: Clients and former clientsColleagues‚ including non–lawyersFormer adversariesExpert witnessesLawyers from bar activitiesBusiness people from community activitiesFriends‚ family‚ neighbors‚ and classmatesYour inventory will help you figure out to whom to give thanks and…

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