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AndrewSimon

Understanding a Mechanic’s Lien

What It Means The term mechanic’s lien, despite the name, has nothing to do with mechanics or car repair services. The term’s root can be traced back to the 18th century, when contractors and builders were regularly referred to as mechanics. Therefore, mechanic’s lien is a guarantee of payment made by a homeowner to construction firms, builders, laborers, material suppliers, and subcontractors. It is a security that protects the interests of the workmen and suppliers of building materials in case of liquidation, foreclosure, or repossession of a home. The lien plays an important role in that it bears a higher…

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nicolemoriniere

Fueling the Career Fire: Networking Events as Motivation

Even if you have your dream job, there are some days or weeks when your motivation can falter. Maybe you're distracted with other things going on in your personal life or you have to complete certain tasks that day or week that aren't the tasks you enjoy the most in your job. During these times, I find it helpful to find motivation and inspiration outside of myself and my work. I find one really good way to get inspired again is to attend events on a work-related or work-adjacent topic that I'm interested in, and that will also attract a…

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aechsner

You have decided to re-take the bar. What next?

The decision has been made. You have signed up and sent in all of the necessary paperwork for the next bar examination.  You have marked the date(s) of the exam on your calendar and you know that you need to start studying, again, and soon. Everything outside of these two thoughts might seem blurry and potentially overwhelming but I assure you, you have the tools and y-o-u are capable. Whether this will be your second time or fifth time preparing for the bar, the following is food for thought about how you will position yourself to be in the best…

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Ms. JD Executive Director Danielle Allison!

1.  My husband, Shannon, and I met through a blind date and got married in Saint Lucia. 2.  I love jewelry and accessories.  I had a record number of 20 handbags in elementary school, which I switched out daily.  Not much has changed since then. 3.  I have been scrapbooking for over 20 years and still prefer it to sharing photos and memories on social media. 4.  I enjoy setting goals and crushing them.  In the fifth grade I wrote down my dreams: being elected president of my elementary school, president of my class every year of high school, and president of…

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paigegriffith

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Ms. JD Board Member Paige Griffith!

Hi everyone! I'm Paige!   I'm very excited to be joining Ms. JD this year as a Board Member!  I started with the organization in 2015-2016 as a Ms. JD Fellow and then worked on the staff as the Conference Coodinator in 2017.  I'm beyond excited to continue my work and help this fabulous organization grow. Here are 15 things you likely didn't know about me: 1. I'm a wedding photographer on the weekends! (check out my website here: www.paigemariephotography.com) 2. I'm the youngest of 4 kids. 3. I have a total obsession with social media and Instagram is my…

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stephaniew

Everything You Need to Know About Female Lawyer’s Dress Code

Style and fashion are something that a lawyer must take seriously. Most problems of lawyers are their fashion and style, being either a hit or miss. Sometimes, lack of fashion sense can damage a lawyer’s reputation. Dressing sloppy or too casual can damage a lawyer's image. A lawyer’s fashion is an important tool that will cultivate their personal brand. Their personal presentation is what seals the deal in landing new business for the firm. According to study, the appearance of a person is a strong influence to other people’s viewpoint of their authority, trustworthiness, intelligence, financial success, and suitability for…

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aechsner

Four steps to help you cope with bar exam failure

You receive the news that you have been anxiously awaiting the past couple of months - bar results are posted!  Your heart is beating so fast that you feel it heavy in your chest. Your palms might be sweaty. You check the results and for you, it did not turn out the way you had hoped.  As bar results from the February examination are being revealed across the country, I would like to shed light on what to do when you did not achieve your goal of passing the bar exam. Whatever your initial reaction to the news is, just go…

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ImanBahrani

Women in Law: How Women Lawyers Can Have an Edge in the Digital World

Jenna was told that her husband would file for divorce. They have two minor children. They have a business and a house. She can read about custody, parenting time, and division of resources, but what she needs to know is whether she’s going to be alright or not. She needs someone she can trust and rely on to while navigating through the most difficult time in her life. Jenna’s situation is typical among women who face the same nightmare every day. It symbolizes the changes on value propositions of lawyers. Clients are no longer looking for pieces of information alone.…

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susiejean5

Part-Time Law, Full-Time Life: Seeking Balance in a Tilted Profession

Work-life balance. Flex-Time. Part-Time. All three terms are ones regularly heard on the lips of students, faculty, and practicing attorneys. These terms make older generations wince, while younger students and associates seek jobs with descriptions matching one or all three. Many at Ms. JD have discussed these issues: Lori Johnson wrote of her struggle with baby boomers in her office not understanding the importance of choosing family or personal time over billable hours. Ally Kennedy Garcia, Founder of the Association of Mother Immigration Attorneys, posted a worksheet with helpful tips to consider while attempting to build work-life balance into a busy schedule. Many others on…

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skreed

Skirting the Ceiling: Life Lessons from Women Shortlisted for SCOTUS

To date, there have been 112 justices appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Four have been women. For every opening on the Supreme Court, there’s been a handful of judges considered for the nomination. Those judges made the “the shortlist.” Over time, twelve women received a spot the shortlist, yet not a seat on the bench. History recognizes each of these women as more than qualified to wear the robes at a time when women were the extreme minority in private practice, law schools, legislature, and courtrooms alike. Yet, presidents passed over each of them for reasons…

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