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The Top Three Reasons You Should Attend The Annual Ms. JD Conference

I am super excited about the Seventh Annual Ms. JD Conference!! This year’s conference is being held March 5-6. Ms. JD will bring together trailblazers from across the country. Below are three great reasons why you can’t miss this year’s conference. Inspiring – Every single woman’s success story is an inspiration for another. The conference is a great way to showcase your accomplishments and the accomplishments of other women attorneys. We know that traditionally women are not good about promoting themselves; this is the perfect place to practice. Together our voices are amplified so they can’t be ignored. Hear us roar! Learning New Skills…

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What Stronger Together Means to Ms. JD Board Member Courtney Gabbara

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 . . .recognizing that there is still a lot of ground to cover for women in the legal profession, but that collectively, we can continue to excel by being each other’s champions! I’m a member of the following professional organizations,…

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What Stronger Together Means to Ms. JD Board Member Liz Vaysman

To me, stronger together means . . . Being surrounded by intelligent, caring, and motivational people that are on your team.  This includes men and women, friends and family, and professional colleagues. Remember that this means you are on their team too! I’m a member of the following professional organizations, which have demonstrated to me that there is strength in numbers . . .  I’m going to sidetrack a bit from this question.  Aside from professional organizations, I've experienced "strength in numbers" through other avenues.  I regularly take classes at a fitness studio where there is a wide range of ages and careers.  It…

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What “Stronger Together” Means to Ms. JD Board Member Janet Wallace

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 . . . I'm a better lawyer--indeed, a better person--because of the brilliant materminds with whom I associate (here's looking at you Ms. JD team).  I firmly believe in the great African proverb that says, "If you want to go…

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What “Stronger Together” Means to Ms. JD’s Programs Manager Laura Bladow

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 . . . that reaching any individual or collective goal is possible when women come together to support each other.  I’m a member of the following professional organizations, which have demonstrated to me that there is strength in numbers . .…

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The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative featuring Matthew V. Kerns

Ms. JD is launching The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative this month to celebrate men who are active champions for women’s advancement in the legal profession. These men not only value equality and diversity in the profession, but earnestly and enthusiastically support women and women’s initiatives. Today we feature the incredible Matthew V. Kerns. We asked him four questions:  1. Do you think some men are afraid to have an open dialogue about gender equity in the upper echelons of the legal profession? If so, why? What can women do to encourage that conversation? Yes, many men are afraid to have an open dialogue about…

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What Stronger Together Means to Ms. JD President Katie Larkin-Wong

To me, stronger together means . . . we cannot go through life alone and our professional lives are no different!  When we have supportive colleagues, employers, partners (in the office and at home), and friends, we are stronger together. I’m a member of the following professional organizations, which have demonstrated to me that there is strength in numbers . . .   The Bar Association of San Francisco - When I moved to SF from Northwestern Law, I had a small group of classmates and friends in the city.  BASF has helped me make numerous professional contacts plus I’ve…

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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…

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The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative Featuring Bob Sims

Ms. JD is launching The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative this month to celebrate men who are active champions for women’s advancement in the legal profession. These men not only value equality and diversity in the profession, but earnestly and enthusiastically support women and women’s initiatives. Because of his dedication to diversity in the profession, Ms. JD is honored to feature Bob Sims. We asked Bob to share some personal thoughts on the advancement of women in our profession. Here's what he had to say: The year was 1981.  I was the quarterback of my college dorm’s intramural co-ed flag football team. It was the…

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The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative Featuring Timothy Miller

Ms. JD is launching The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative this month to celebrate men who are active champions for women’s advancement in the legal profession. These men not only value equality and diversity in the profession, but earnestly and enthusiastically support women and women’s initiatives. The first incredible man we want to feature is Timothy Miller, the initiative's namesake and member of the Board of Directors of Ms. JD. We had a few questions for Tim:  1. You are the only male on the Ms. JD Board. What's it like to be surrounded by women? I get asked this question a lot,…

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