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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending May 30, 2008

Leading N.Y. Women Partners Meet at the Kate Stoneman Project Power BreakfastStudy Finds that Female Lawyers are More Likely to Practice in Firms and Less Likely to Make PartnerReport on Retaining Women Lawyers Approved by the Ontario Law SocietyCommentary: Legal Profession Need to Evaluate and Overhaul Itself to Retain WomenAndrews Kurth LLP Partner Kathleen J. Wu Recognized Among Texas' Most Powerful and Influential WomenScotland Celebrates Its First All-Female Bench

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Ms. JD Book Series

Ms. JD Summer Book Series: The Majesty of the Law, By: Sandra Day O’Connor

The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice, By: Sandra Day O'ConnorIn this book, former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor employs anecdotes, personal advice and Supreme Court cases to analyze the evolution of the law, the functioning of the Court, and her life as a Justice. This work is as a much a historical narrative of the American legal tradition, as it is the story of the first female Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.While O'Connor does not focus exclusively on the history of women in the law, she devotes much attention in this book…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending May 23, 2008

London Times Reports that the Gender Pay Gap is Still a Huge Problem in the Legal ProfessionAre Successful Woman Avoiding Motherhood?General Mills' Roderick Palmore Brings GCs and Law Firms Together To Discuss Diversity and Retention of Women in the WorkplaceLawyers Rate Female Jurists as Less Courteous Than MenWomen's Bar Association Honors Justice Ginsburg and Mary KennardHuman Rights Lawyer Professor Catharine MacKinnon to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Hebrew University Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff Fails

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Ms. JD Book Series

Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Pinstripes & Pearls, By: Judith Richards Hope

Pinstripes & Pearls: The Women of the Harvard Law Class of '64 Who Forged an Old Girl Network and Paved the Way for Future GenerationsAuthor Judith Richards Hope, a member of the Harvard Law Class of '64, states in the introduction to her book:"[W]e didn't fully understand what we were getting into - what obstacles we would encounter, what trails we would blaze.... We just knew, from an early age, that we wanted both to serve our country, help make our world a little better and a little safer - and to marry; rear honest, happy children; and lead fulfilling…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending May 16, 2008

Women in Small Firms are Leaving the Law Over Lack of Maternity LeaveNigerian Governor Peter Obi Tasks the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) to Assume More Responsibilities in the Present Effort to Change SocietyWork-Life Balance for Lawyers - Sullivan and Cromwell Achieves Top Adoption-Friendly Workplace RankingEthiopian Lawyer Meaza Ashenafi Builds Strong Foundation for Women's RightsBrunswick County Women's Bar Association Promotes Women Working for Women250 Delegates Attend the Second World Meeting on Women, Gender and the Law in Havana

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending May 9, 2008

Retired San Diego Court Judge Patricia A. Yim Cowette Awarded the Joan Dempsey Klein Distinguished Jurist AwardSecretary of the Employment Lawyers Association Reports that Employers Need to Implement Policies to Prevent Women Being Discriminated Against at WorkCindy Weber Named One of D.C.'s Top Ten Copyright and Trademark LawyersFirst Woman in the U.S. to be Admitted to the Bar Honored at Iowa Wesleyan CollegePregnancy Discrimination Problem in Biglaw?Attorney Amy Lepine Runs for San Diego City Attorney

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending May 2, 2008

Iranian Rights Lawyer Defiant Despite ThreatsBella Abzug, 1920-1998: Activist for Women’s Rights Was Known for Her Large Hats and Strong OpinionsWhat if women ran things in Chicago?Nigeria: Akande, First Female Law Professor, Dies Brunswick County Women's Bar Association promotes women working for womenQ and A with Follow the Women tour participant Colleen McGuireBuffalo lawyer named 2008 Athena Award winnerCedar Crest introduces new president   

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending April 25, 2008

A Lawyer of One's OwnNobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi shares her passion for peace with BarnardO'Connor reflects on how law professor helped shape her lifeIN THE NEWS / Woman lawyer to fight for women's rights at U.N.Texas Attorney Jailed For Obscene Gesture In CourtThe joy of not practicing lawJealous attack lands judge and her husband in hot waterThe gender issue

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending April 18, 2008

Ashby Jones Asks Why There are So Few Women Atop the Law-Firm PyramidThe Globe and Mail Reports that Women Lawyers Face Unique Challenges in Sole Practices and Small FirmsThe Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers' Association Advocate for More Women to be Nominated in ElectionsWith Only 8 Percent of Firm Head Positions Filled by Women, Female Law Firm Leaders Remain SparseReport on Participation in the Women Rainmakes Roundtable - A Program to Help Successful Women Lawyers Become Successful Business DevelopersAttorney Anna Barbara "Bobbie" Hantz, a Partner at Nashua-based Gottesman & Hollis, P.A., Selected as One of the "Top 10 General Practice Lawyers"…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending April 11, 2008

Kenya's Federation of Women Lawyers Advocate for More Women to be Trained on Court Procedure so that They Can Represent Themselves in CourtSusan Levy Becomes the First Woman to Run Jenner & Block - Only 8% of Managing Parnters at the Nation's Top 200 Firms are Now WomenClifford Chance Partner Kathy Honeywood Comments on Her Mission to Increase the Number of Women at the Top of Her FirmAcademic Linda Duxbury Concludes that Law Firms are Generally the Worst-Practice Everywhere When it Comes to Work-Life Balance 6 out of 8 of Offshore Firm Appleby's New Partners This Year are Women -…

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