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Susan Smith Blakely

How RBG Helped Lead the Way to Women’s Financial Independence

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is gone. Our mentor is missing. We all should be very sad. Our politics do not matter in this context. We all are women. We all should be grateful that this small and powerful woman walked amongst us. I was in law school at Georgetown Law (then Georgetown University Law Center (GULC)) during the mid 1970’s when Ruth Bader Ginsburg was arguing cases on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union and setting the foundation for women’s rights under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It is entirely possible that most…

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Remembering RBG

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately nicknamed the Notorious RBG, passed away on Friday, September 18, at the age of eighty-seven. The second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, and first Jewish female justice, Justice Ginsburg is remembered fondly for her continued effort to advance rights through her progressive court opinions, and even steamier dissents, as well as her own work as a lawyer and professor in serving as a champion of equality between the sexes.  When asked for one word to describe Justice Ginsburg, Ms. JD community members used words like “inspirational,” “iconic,” “trailblazer,” and “visionary.” In celebrating her accomplishments, it is important to…

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Never Again: Society Needs to Combat Gender-based Harassment

Every day, anyone could experience sexual harassment anywhere. Unfortunately, it continues to be a problem or an illness as common as the cold in the present time. And the virus responsible for this crime comes in various forms such as sexism, moral and cultural values, power relations, and psychological factors. It varies in every situation, but each case remains a violation of an individual’s rights.Women have become an incessant target of sexual harassment. Chilean President and former UN Women Founding Executive Director Michelle Bachelet remarked that women and girls remain as subjects to threats of violence and sexual harassment, whether…

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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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Connecting with Your Community Through Service

Can you truly be selfless when you’re doing something good for others? Is there such a thing as a selfless good deed? For those of you of who were philosophy majors, maybe you spent entire semesters debating the morality of your actions. For me, I attribute most of my philosophical musings on whether you can truly be completely selfless to some couch conversations while watching “The Good Place.” Even though I probably didn’t start thinking about how a good deed made me feel until Chidi started teaching us all a little bit more about philosophy, I have always thought about…

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Tips On How To Effectively Boost Up The Morale Of Your Employees

Many employers sometimes fail to check if their employees are still doing good not only on their given job but also to their well being inside the office. They only notice that there might be something wrong when an employee fails to deliver his or her task and with very low productivity. Over time, your employee's morale has a high chance to drop, primarily if you don’t provide the things that can nurture their motivation high. Low morale can cause significant damage to your business since it can lead to poor cooperation, poor communication, and low productivity. It will only…

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Women Empowerment: How To Dominate The Business Industry

More often than not, women get caught up in the business trap. In a world dominated by men, making that big jump is not enough to build a brand. It takes more than an idea, a capital and a prayer to be a successful female entrepreneur. There are things one should do before you jumpstart your career as a businesswoman, and these are the following First, do a self-check. Before you get involved in building a business of your own, it is essential to know your strengths and weaknesses, your motivation, your skills, and your passion in life and what…

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Understanding ‌Legal‌ ‌Malpractice‌ ‌and‌ ‌ How‌ ‌Lawyers‌ ‌Can‌ ‌Avoid‌ ‌It‌

The idea of legal negligence suits can definitely dishearten any attorney and fulfill them together with self-doubt and fear. However valid malpractice lawsuits aren't getting registered without customers using the ideal legal malpractice elements in place. Definition of Legal Malpractice Legal malpractice is considered when a lawyer does not deal with an authorized case correctly because of their neglect, incompetence, or since they truly are intentionally trying to harm your customer. One of the most typical legal malpractice complaints caused by lawyers is the failure to understand and apply regulations appropriately, preparation errors, failure to the calendar, and overlooking deadlines,…

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Feeling Frustrated? When and How to Stand Up For Yourself At Work

Are you a type of employee who goes to work confidently, demands a raise when deserved, and often takes advantage of vacation-offs anytime you want- congratulations on having a steel nerve and confidence! However, in reality, not everyone stands up for themselves at work, and most of the time, it's the other way around. It often feels scary, and all of the things mentioned above, for a regular worker, seems impossible to do.  If these things sound familiar to you and you've been dealing with all of these issues for the longest time since you got employed - you are…

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The Way Coronavirus Is Shifting Personal-injury Standards: The Newest Reasonable

The planet is currently facing a public health catastrophe not seen earlier in our creation. The Coronavirus, '' or COVID-19, has placed our own lives and our lifestyle in danger. People in Richmond, Virginia, the USA, and the world do their very best to conform to this new ordinary. Obviously, as attorneys, we think of the legal ramifications of this Coronavirus.  While the virus spreads across the nation, the judges did their role to take action to slow down the spread of this uncontrollable virus. Some kinds of court hearings have been postponed. Administrators are moving into teleconferences just as…

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