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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending February 6, 2015

Are you thinking about going solo? If so, you aren't alone. The number of women deciding to go solo or join a small firm is rising. If you work from home and find yourself working late into the night and at weekends, you may be battling the flexibility stigma. It can be hard to find some separation between work and home. Learning how to say no gracefully is one way to take back control of your time. In President Obama's State of the Union address, he stated that affordable childcare should be treated as a national economic priority, not a side issue…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending January 30, 2015

In her Confirmation Hearings this week, Loretta Lynch declared her plans to "be Loretta Lynch" if confirmed as Attorney General. If confirmed, Ms. Lynch will be the first black female attorney general. Her plan to be true to herself reflects the advice to young lawyers offered by Hon. Tiffany M. Williams: Be Yourself. K&L Gates have launched their Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project to fight "revenge porn," with around 50 lawyers at the firm volunteering their time. If you're getting ready for your first trial, check out these tips from the ABA Young Lawyers Division. Sometimes (all the time?), psychic powers…

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Recommended Video Podcast Series with Professor Nancy Leong: The RightsCast

On Wednesday, January 28 at 2 p.m. ET, University of Denver Sturm College of Law professor Nancy Leong – a specialist in civil rights, constitutional law and civil procedure – will launch an innovative video podcast series about civil rights called The RightsCast. The first episode will feature a discussion with UC Hastings professor of law Scott Dodson on his new book about United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  You can preview their discussion here:  Each week, Professor Leong will speak to a different scholar about his or her research via Google Hangout. That video will then be…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending January 16, 2015

This week, Womble Carlyle announced that Betty Temple will be their first female leader. Temple represents a number of firsts for the 140-year old firm. As well as being their first female leader, she is the first head from outside its headquarters and its youngest ever leader. In this interesting, reflective piece, Maria Wen Adcock admits to judging working moms — until she had kids of her own and realized that “having it all” wasn’t as simple as she expected. Late last year, Senator Gillibrand explained why she hates the phrase “having it all” while Kelly Suellentrop explores the guilt…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending January 9, 2015

Happy New Year from all of us at Ms. JD!  As we start 2015, Ms. JD took a moment to look back at everything we achieved in 2014. Check out our annual report to catch up on what’s happened so far and get ready for even more in 2015! While if you need a boost after this first full week of the year, take a look back at the advice offered at the ABA panel on True Grit and a Growth Mindset and get ready to get gritty in 2015! Negative feedback in a performance review can be tough to…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending December 12, 2014

While the percentage of women lawyers promoted to Am Law 200 partnerships continues to slowly improve, there is still a long way to go. Is it time for more original effort and less patience? There are signs things are moving in the right direction. Norton Rose Fulbright has announced it aims to reach 30% female partners by 2020 while Microsoft has leveraged its position as a major client to boost law firm diversity efforts. There is also good news for female law professors. A new study reveals that, contrary to the experience of female professors in most areas of academia,…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Ms. JD! We hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday and had a chance to take a break with family and friends. While there are many jokes about lawyers, there are many things to be thankful for in this profession. It can be difficult to find the right tone for emails but there are some common pitfalls to avoid, especially as email memos replace more formal printed memoranda. If you could use a little punctuation practice, check out Brian Garner’s latest ABA Journal column. While we’ve all had difficult bosses at some time, there…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending October 3, 2014

Emma Watson’s speech to the UN brought feminism to the front pages this week. Her speech launched the HeForShe campaign, calling on men and boys to join the fight for gender equality. This response was particularly heartening. And it wasn’t just Emma Watson bringing attention to gender equality, a number of high-profile women were driving important conversations during U.N. week. We’ve heard a lot of negative statistics recently about the representation of women in law firm leadership roles. This week brought the good news that two more women are joining the group of women leaders at law firms as Jami Wintz…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending September 19, 2014

We constantly hear about the importance of networking but are you using your network to full advantage? Former colleagues can be an important link to new opportunities. With the news that women have fallen further behind in client development at law firms, it is all the more important to make the most of connections we already have.  Recruiting can be a long and tough experience. Make sure you aren’t making one of these mistakes in your interactions with potential employers. Don’t lose sight of your goals during recruiting, sometimes you need to say no to a job offer. If recruiting…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending August 1, 2014

The recent Supreme Court term brought Justice Ginsburg much deserved fanfare from women nationwide.  So, what happens when you invite one of the most beloved Supreme Court Justices to your wedding?  Take a look at how Justice Ginsburg responded to Staci Zaretsky's wedding invitation--and prepare to be impressed! Countless scholars have assessed communication differences between men and women.  The Economist delves into the term "Mansplaining," and describes how we can make sure we don't get lost in translation! Adding women to high-level leadership posts isn't just good for recruiting and public relations--it brings in money!  Companies with women in charge…

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