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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending June 6th, 2009

Pakistani Female Lawyers Happy with Quota for Female Judges in Constitutional PackageBar Examines Dress Code Issue:  Cocktail Shoes Appropriate?Thorp Reed & Armstrong Partner Kimberly A. Brown Receives 2008 Lynette Norton Award from the Pennsylvania Bar AssociationSan Francisco Bar Association Seminar to Focus on Mentoring Women of ColorCommentary: A Win-Win Alternative Work PolicyABA's Predatory Feminist LawyersPoll: How Often do you Dryclean Suits?

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Ms. JD Book Series

Ms. JD Summer Book Series: The Lion, the Fox & the Eagle, by: Carol Off

The Lion, the Fox & the Eagle, By: Carol OffAfter the failure of peacekeeping missions in both Sarajevo and Rwanda in the 1990s, Louise Arbour, a Canadian judge, was tasked with the mission of bringing the perpetrators of these international crimes to justice. She was appointed to the position of Chief Prosecutor for War Crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia and undertook the tremendous task of prosecuting international criminals in the United Nations Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. Carol Off's book consists of three parts. The first two parts deal with two Canadian generals: Lewis MacKenzie, who…

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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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