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The Best Advice I Never Got: You Have A Network, Now Use It!

Editor's Note: Julia Horwitz is a rising 2L at the University of Chicago School of Law and an intern at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. this summer.   Scholarship applicants were asked to answer the following question: What's the best advice you never got? Choose a situation and three tips that would have made the biggest difference there. Julia's answer has been selected for Honorable Mention. Many businesses do not block Facebook on their desktop computers. This seems counter-intuitive, since news outlets never stop telling us about the evils of social networking and the constant threat of the…

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Just Ask!

When I was in Philadelphia in May, I had dinner at a restaurant called 10 Arts.  The Chef de Cuisine at this restaurant is Jen Carroll, a finalist on a past season of Top Chef, which is one of my favorite TV shows.  As we were eating dinner, I wondered out loud to my guests about whether I could meet Jen in person.  Immediately, though, I had some doubts, like “she’s too famous;” “she’s probably too busy;” and “I bet she doesn’t do that kind of thing.”  But, I thought, what the heck.  So, I asked our waiter, and sure…

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This Week: The National Association of Women Lawyers Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

This Thursday, NAWL holds its annual meetings and awards luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. It's one of the best events of the year as far as these things go, and the lineup this year will not disappoint:8:30 a.m.- 9:15 a.m. Keynote AddressAuthor Katie McCabe will discuss her book, "Justice Older than the Law," on barrier-breaking, desegregationist pioneer and civil rights lawyer Dovey Roundtree.9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Women Make Great Leaders: How to Translate Leadership Skills into Workplace PowerLauren Rikleen, Bowditch Institute for Women's SuccessLaura Ellsworth, Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day;Hon. Barbara Jones, Judge, U.S. District Court,…

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From Generation to Generation: Remarkable Women Leaders

Don't forget, this Saturday, August 7th, at the ABA Annual Conference, the Commission on Women in the Profession is facilitating a great panel discussion, "From Generation to Generation: Remarkable Women Leaders." Ms. JD is a co-sponsor of the event and many members of the Ms. JD family will be there, including members of the Board and our 2010 Fellowship Winners. I hope you'll join us!In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the Brent Awards, a panel of successful women attorneys and leaders, all former winners of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, will discuss the personal qualities and…

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2010 Ms. JD Fellowship Winners & Mentors Announced!

Ms. JD has awarded Fellowships to 20 rising third year law students. Fellows were chosen from among over 300 applicants representing 75 law schools.  Fellows were selected based on their academic performance, leadership, and dedication to advancing the status of women in the profession.  Among the winners are law review editors-in-chief, published scholars, and future judicial clerks.  The winners reflect a full range of diverse interests and backgrounds, with women pursuing opportunities in public interest, academia, and private sector in every region of the country.   More than half of the recipients come from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in…

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ABA YLD Seeking Conference Proposals

The ABA Young Lawyers Division is accepting conference proposals now through June 15th! More details here.

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Ms. JD at “No Glass Ceiling” in San Francisco, June 9th

I'll be in San Francisco on June 9th for No Glass Ceiling: Breaking the Barriers Initiative Pathways to Power Conference Series.  At just $20 for student attendees and $40 for associates this program is a steal. The morning sessions are designed for recent graduates and will focus on the tools necessary for early success in a law firm. Topics include networking, taking credit for your work, building your reputation and handling gender bias.This is the second in a series of three conferences that are part of the No Glass Ceiling: Breaking the Barriers 2010 initiative launch of new goals to…

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Save the Date: 9/25 Ms. JD and W&M Host D.C. Leadership Event

On September 25, 2010, Ms.JD and William & Mary School of Law’s Women’s Law Society will host the first annual Student Networking and Leadership Summit for law schools in the Washington, D.C. area. The event will be free to students from William & Mary, George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University, Catholic University, University of the District of Columbia, George Mason University, University of Virginia, and University of Richmond. Many schools' student groups have already signed on as co-sponsors. If your organization is interested in participating in this event, please contact Julie Silverbrook at jmsilverbrook@wm.edu or Jessica Kornberg at kornberg@ms-jd.org.…

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Let’s Get Personal

If you are an attorney working in a law firm, you know the importance of thinking like a business owner.  If you aren't already a partner, many of you will want to become one.  In order to do that, you will have to show, among other things, that you're able to bring in new business.  Today, building lasting relationships with clients and customers is more important than ever.  In the fast-paced world of business where so much gets done by texting and emailing, re-visiting some relationship basics will set you apart.           Get to know your clients.  This means going deeper…

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2010 Ms. JD Fellowship Finalists

We received over 300 nominations and applications for our inaguaral Fellowship. The 2010 Ms. JD Fellowship pairs rising third year law students with mentors chosen from among the ABA's Margaret Brent Award Winners and the Commissioners on Women in the Profession. This year's applicants were accomplished and diverse. Choosing finalists heart-wrenching. Without further ado, those deserving applicants are:Alexis Alvarez, UC DavisAmy Rublin, DukeAnja Havedal, ColumbiaCaroline Jackson, StanfordCatrina Shivers, AmericanChristine Farmer, DukeCristina Peña, USCEllie Dawson, Lewis & ClarkEmily Hoort, HarvardEpiphanie Marquez, UTEva Merian Spahn, University of MiamiGrace Kim, GWHang (Julie) Xu, YaleJacque St. Romain, University of WashingtonJacqueline de Armas, StanfordJane Moore-Maley, Washington…

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