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Virtual Bar Exam Summit (June 5-7)

Ms. JD is proud to serve as a Community Sponsor for this free Virtual Bar Exam Summit hosted by Vinco Prep: Join former Ms. JD Writer-in-Residence and Owner of Vinco Prep, Keriann Stout, in three days of free, virtual programming to examine bar preparation strategies and study tips.  Register here.

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5 Reasons Why Women are Effective Leaders

Diversity in gender is still a debatable topic especially when it comes to leadership positions. We've known that women made tremendous efforts and tons of work to be where they are currently, yet some are still struggling in proving to the world that they are equally smart as men and that they also deserve to be leaders. Take Sabahat Akhter for example, she is the Project manager for leading printing companies like Imprint. Imprint produces promotional products like custom coffee mugs, yard signs, etc, whether it's for advertorial, marketing, business, or personal use. She has experience in data management and product…

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My Divorce Story and How I Survived

People from all walks of life have that longing of being attached to someone and be valued for who they are as a person. Man and woman are wired differently yet the desire of being connected intimately is inherent in the deepest core of an individual. Those who are seriously in love will consider marriage to make the union official, permanent and later on form a family that makes up a society. Marriage is a sacred covenant wherein two people publicly declare their union as recognizable by law, customs, and religious beliefs. It brings about euphoria but responsibilities are also…

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What Ruth Taught Me

"I'm sorry about RBG, I know how much she meant to you," said my husband, who was first to read the news.  My mind went blank.  I may have blurted out "that's okay."  My mind could not fathom the enormity of this sad occasion at the instant moment.  It's obviously not okay.  The introvert in me needed to do some deep thinking before I could process my thoughts and feelings.  But the man knows me best, so of course he was right.  While I didn't know her personally, like so many others my life and career have been touched by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's…

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Important Ways to Volunteer and Empower Women of All Ages

For years now, we celebrated the various significant contributions of women from all around the world by dedicating one month of the year to it. However, stories that inspire and drive others to contribute to meaningful change need not remain within the 30-day period of the Women’s History celebration.   Here are some ways for anyone, anytime, to make a difference in and uplift the lives of young girls and women of all colors and backgrounds.   Empower Young Women   Being a role model for girls and young women is important. Whenever possible, empower them to be strong, independent…

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Tips for Organizing Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases can be extra challenging and usually take time to complete. Every case is unique and has different facts and nuances. Hence it's crucial to streamline your process to effectively handle your cases. Accordingly, aside from good record keeping skills, you should build a system to better handle your cases from start to finish. As a personal injury attorney, your organizational skills can dictate your case whether your client will receive a full compensation or an unfair settlement. Here are some invaluable tips for organizing personal injury cases. Preparing the Client for the First Meeting To be efficient,…

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When Women Lead

        On a stuffy summer evening when thunderstorm was lurking behind the cloud, Emma came knocking on my door. She was shaking all over. Before she spoke, a great sob escaped her; she covered her face with her shaky hands, and said, “We are evicted. I thought this would be my permanent home.”         Emma was my childhood friend. We became acquainted when my family moved to her neighborhood in 2003. My mother often asked me to bring her cookies on my way to school. They had lived at their house for more than…

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FREE Virtual Bar Exam Summit - June 5-7, 2020

Bar exam prep sucks. There’s nothing else to say about it. It just sucks. And now, given the pandemic, there are the added questions of when various state bar exams will happen, how bar exam prep timing will change, and oh yes, whether licensure delays will impact your job prospects. Awesome sauce. Well, I have some good news. A former Ms. JD Writer in Residence is on a mission to make bar prep more bearable and effective, especially in what is sure to go down in history as the strangest year ever to take a bar exam. Her name? Kerriann…

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How To Avoid Harassment and Know Your Rights: The Fair Debt Collection Process

When many people think of the stereotypical debt collector, it's a hardened scoundrel of melodrama infamy that tries to throw widows and orphans into the lane, because rent is inflated. Although it's tempting to portray these people as shameful villains — and some of their behaviors were history's less than admirable — one thing is essential to remember: no one has to borrow money. Finally, it is because of the option of borrowing money that you owe a debt. Your creditor issued your loan or credit line on your guarantee of the payment of this loan. Your creditors have a…

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Interview with Sharon Simmons-Cantrell, Shareholder at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.

Sharon Simmons-Cantrell is a very successful 28-year attorney and shareholder in a well-established law firm—Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. When interviewing Sharon Simmons-Cantrell, I learned many interesting things about her life that helped to shape her into the person she is today. Sharon did not always have her sights set on becoming a personal injury lawyer at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.. Sharon majored in psychology at Texas A&M. When Sharon was close to graduating from college in 1991, she still wasn’t sure whether she wanted to go to grad school for psychology or law school.  While in college, she had worked…

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