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Desiree Goff

Major Minority Inventions and Milestones

I have been stunned, saddened and angered by the events this week as I am sure those reading this are. But this isn’t the first time. I question how I can help, what I can write or say or DO to change the systemic issues affecting our society. I am certain that many of our readers experience covert and overt acts of racism frequently. In our careers as lawyers, we often only ACT once the damage is done. Often the prerequisite of a case is the question of “what are the damages” or “what is this case worth?” As attorneys,…

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Dear Bar Taker: You Are Not Alone

There is no denying that those of you taking the bar exam this summer or fall are under an incredible amount of stress. You are tackling a significant milestone in your legal career, and you are doing it against the backdrop of truly unprecedented times. This is tough. But so are you. Below are some of my tips on keeping yourself connected and sane during bar prep. Everything I suggest may not work for everyone, but I do think they are worth considering. Celebrate. Before you start putting oversized post-its covered in bar prep notes all over your bedroom wall…

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Straight Talk About Parenting in the Time of COVID-19 (5/28 at 12 PM ET & PT)

We invite you to join our Virtual Pizza Party on Thursday, May 28 at 12 PM ET and 12 PM PT featuring Liz Polizzi Oertle, CEO and Co-founder of Nanno.com. You bring the pizza, and we'll bring an engaging conversation about parenting as well as an activity page for kids to perform in the meantime.  RSVP here: https://lnkd.in/dQvqx2S

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katalintarjan

Work ethics – six things you should not do if you want to be taken seriously at work

Everybody wants to be liked at work. Well, everybody wants to be liked in general, but for most of us, it’s work where we spend the most of our time. Since we see them every day, it’s especially important to maintain good relationships with our co-workers, which is not always easy to do. Here is a couple of things that could easily ruin it.   Being notoriously late Things happen. Even the most punctual person can be late sometimes, but not all of the time! If being on time is the exception, it shouts that this person cannot be trusted.…

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KatieDay

Ms. JD’s 2020 Public Interest Scholarship: APPLICATIONS OPEN

Ms. JD is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2020 Summer Public Interest Scholarship Program!  The recipients of the 2020 Public Interest Scholarship Program will each receive a scholarship to go towards their summer living expenses as they pursue careers in public interest law. Ms. JD is thrilled to continue our support of women pursuing public interest careers and soften the burden faced by folks who accept public interest internships, which are often unpaid.   Eligibility The Scholarship is open to all law students who currently identify as women, or who have previously lived as a woman (or girl) and…

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Desi Advocacy: Spotlight on South Asian Women in the Law - A 1L’s Reflections During the Pandemic

This month, I chose to write about my own experiences dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and its related consequences as a first-year law student.  “We’re just worried about you dhana (sweetheart),” my mom said, her mouth contorting in a deep frown. “You’re all alone out there. What if you get sick? Who will take care of you? Who will take you to the hospital if something happens?”  I reassured my parents, who were Facetiming me from Northern California, that I was self-isolating. I most likely would not get sick, and I should just wait it out, I told them. Still,…

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Watch Michelle Obama’s Becoming with Ms. JD on 5/22 at 8 PM ET

We cordially invite you to join our watch party of Michelle Obama's Becoming on Friday, May 22 at 8 PM ET via Netflix. Gather your significant others, family, roommates, pets, or plants to watch this riveting documentary about Michelle Obama's journey from a curious kid in Chicago to high-profile attorney, First Lady, and changemaker.  RSVP TODAY: http://bit.ly/msjdwatchparty  

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Join the Ms. JD Law School Challenge

Are you up for the #lawschoolchallenge? Every Tuesday in May, Ms. JD invites you to join us in the #lawschoolchallenge. To participate, Post a favorite photo from your law school journey with the #lawschoolchallenge, make a donation in honor of your graduation year (e.g. $20.16 or $120.16 if you graduated in 2016), and challenge five friends, colleagues, or classmates. Your donation will help Ms. JD financially support law students working in public interest internships this summer. Donate here: https://bit.ly/msjddonate. 

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Ms. JD Virtual Toolkit: Maintaining Visibility in a Virtual Environment (5/14)

Ms. JD Virtual Toolkit Webinar Series "Maintaining Visibility in a Virtual Environment"    featuring Paula Edgar, Partner of Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC Register today at https://bit.ly/msjdwebinar8

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Thank You for Your #GivingTuesdayNow Support

On behalf of Ms. JD, I would like to extend the sincerest of thanks and appreciation for your generosity and support on #GivingTuesdayNow.  Whether you were able to support us financially and made it to our Donor Wall, shared a story of #whymsjd, or simply participated in our 24 Hours of Gratitude by sending a note of thanks to someone in your life, we are incredibly grateful for your involvement and generosity.  These are trying times for us all, but you have shown that kindness and generosity can—and will—prevail.  Thank you for supporting us.  Thank you for sharing with us.  Thank you for being…

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