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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending August 22, 2008

South Africa: Women Lawyers Dispense Free Legal Advice New Zealand Independent Police Conduct Authority Chair, Justice Lowell Goddard, Tells Women Lawyers that the Glass Ceilings are More Fragile Baker & MacKenzie Named Best Law Firm for Women Two Consecutive Years Spencer Crain Cubbage Healy & McNamara Receives Rare Law Firm Certification as a Women's Business Enterprise Report on US Muslim Women Attorneys National Association of Women Lawyers Appoints President-Elect Lisa Gilford  

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending August 15, 2008

Law Firm With Wichita Office Deemed Tops for Women Lawyers Associations Reach Out to Women Litigators Arendt Fox LLP Named a 2008 Best Law Firm for Womwn by Working Mother Magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers Woman Lawyer Rindala Beydoun of Latham & Watkins in Dubai Heller Ehrman Named Among Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers' 2008 List of Best Law Firms for Women Working Mother Magazine Recognizes D.C. Firms Why Skirt the Issue?  Ladies Rule in Trousers Woman Lawyer Boma Ozobia: Setting the Pace

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

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

Lawyer Mariane Spearman Cuts Up Stereotypes Nina Ashenafi Richardson Vies for Seat on the Leon County Court Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm Taps Flint Assistant Attorney Cathy Dowd New Judge for 68th District Court  

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending August 1, 2008

Female Barristers Lose Out on Fees in Victoria, Australia Office of Attorney Ethics Quietly Settles Women Lawyers' Discrimination Suit Law Firm Husch Blackwell Sanders Ditches the Lockstep System and Retains More Women N.J. Lawyer Ethics Office Settles Bias Suit for $150K Profile: Lawyer Jane Gatwira Rukaria Joanne Lo Grimes and Marcia K. Schultz Named Managing Partners at Regional Firm Carlsmith Ball LLP

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-Up: Week Ending July 25, 2008

Somalia Gets First Women Lawyers Association George Appel, Candidate for Snohomish County Superior Court Judge, Gets Nod from Washington Women Lawyers Two Big-Firm Lawyers Establish Female-Owned Shop Women Still Fleeing from Legal Careers Faster than Men Microsoft to Offer Counsel Diversity Bonuses DA Constance M. Alvey Primed for Judgeship

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

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

Women Lawyers and the City: Where Are They? Gender Differences in the Legal Profession National Association of Women Lawyers Hosts 4th Annual General Counsel Institute Kirsten Scheurer Branigan Revives New Jersey Women Lawyers Association The National Association of Women Lawyers Urges a New Game Plan for Retaining Women at Firms The Ugandan Federation of Women Lawyers Opens its Offices Law Firms Get 'How To' Checklist for Advancing Women into Leadership Roles

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

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

A Sweet Networking Event for Women at Greenberg Traurig Women Lawyers to Defend Assaulted Ugandan Member of Parliament Women in the Profession Summit Panel: Communication with In-House Counsel Key for Female Attorneys Australia's Challenge to the Legal Boys' Club Div. Eight Presiding Justice Candace Cooper to Retire Australian Professional Women Too Busy to Raise a Family

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Ms. JD Book Series

Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Presumed Equal, by: Lindsay Blohm and Ashley Riveira

Presumed Equal: What America's Top Women Lawyers Really Think About Their Firms, by: Lindsay Blohm and Ashley Riveira The book featured this week in the Ms. JD Summer Book Series is slightly different than most others. Presumed Equal has been published based on anonymous responses from female associates and partners at 105 of America's top law firms. The purpose of the book itself is to provide current, first-hand observations of 'women at the top' in America's law firms. The topics covered in this book include everything from work-life balance, advancement and mentoring, to gender discrimination and firm leadership. Because the…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending July 4, 2008

Trailblazing Litigator, Judy Hamilton Morse, Looks Back on Women's Trials in the Legal World Law School Network, led by Isabel S. Marcus and Suzanne E. Tompkins, Fights Domestic Violence Attleboro Area Lawyers Offer Facts Every Woman Should Know in Seminar "What Every Woman Should Know About the Law" Uganda Association of Women Lawyers Urges Women to Fight for their Rights Shelby County Court Dress Code Awaits Judicial Approval Northern Regional Coordinator of the International Federation of Women Lawyers has Asserted that Ghana Will Not Achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 if Issues on Violence Against Women and Children Were…

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Ms. JD Book Series

Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules, by: Mona Harrington

Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules, by: Mona HarringtonMona Harrington, a lawyer, tackles issues that face women lawyers head on in 'Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules.' According to Harrington, women lawyers "are on dangerous ground," in that they are connected with the the male legal establishment and to women as a larger group, but are not at ease within either group. This is an interesting premise on which to base her writing, and Harrington expands on this idea through the compilation anecdotes and experiences taken from interviews with more than 100 female attorneys. Harrington gives a great deal of attention to…

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