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Call for Nominations: The National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations 2012 Annual Public Service and Outstanding Member Program Award

The National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA) will present the 2012 PublicService and Outstanding Member Program Awards during the ABA Annual Meeting in August2012 in Chicago.    The NCWBA’s Public Service Award, first presented in 1985, traditionallyrecognizes deserving projects of women’s bar associations that benefit women and childrenwithin the legal system.    In 2008, the Outstanding Member Program Award was created torecognize innovative programs and services offered by women’s bar associations which focuson providing training and other benefits to their members.Nomination Forms must be received on or before Friday, January 27, 2012.    Submissionsreceived by that date will be…

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This is Our Story

For the past five years I have listened to my clients tell me horrific stories of abuse and exploitation.  Instead of internalizing my clients’ traumas, too paralyzed by their pain to move forward, I have felt empowered by my ability to be part of their solution.   I am an immigration attorney that specializes in visas for victims of violent crime (like human trafficking), unaccompanied children, asylum seekers and refugees.  For my clients who are victims of human trafficking, they have been convinced, through force, fraud or coercion that their lives would be infinitely better in the U.S., and they came…

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3 Days Left to Apply for Ms. JD’s 2010 Summer Public Interest Scholarship

This year's Public Interest Scholarship essay topic is, "The Best Advice I Never Got."  Applicants are asked to choose a situation they've experienced (being a 1L, looking for an internship, asking for recommendations, starting a new job, being a new mom) and give the three most valuable tips for success they learned there.Winners will receive a $500 prize to support their continued commitment to public interest work. Female law students entering their second or third year at an accredited U.S. law school and working the summer of 2010 at least 35 hours per week for a minimum of 6 weeks…

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Ms. JD Staff

My First Year…as a Skadden Fellow

This is the fifth "My First Year..." post. Each month we feature interviews with women as they begin putting their JDs to work in a variety of fields all over the country. Today we bring you the interview of a Skadden Fellow, Tamika L. Butler, a 2009 Skadden Fellow in the Racial Equality Program at the Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC). She received her J.D. in 2009 from Stanford Law School, and her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology with a specialization in Criminal Justice from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2006. Please describe your…

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Figuring Out the Formula for Success in Public Interest: Money Matters

A major drawback to public interest work is the salary. I've interviewed three public interest attorneys at different stages in their careers who live in expensive cities to see how they manage their finances and I share their tips for managing student loans and living off their salaries.Name: Julia Wilson School: Stanford Law School, 11 years out Job: Public Interest Clearinghouse, Dir. City: San FranciscoThe biggest issue is balancing priorities. I graduated law school with an eight-month-old baby and I immediately had to balance my public interest career with childcare. I had someone else I was responsible to, so I…

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Making the Most of Your Pro Bono Experience

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's annual conference, Avenues to Advancement, was held November 20-21 in Chicago. These are notes from the "Making the Most of Your Pro Bono Experience" panel. Taking a pro bono case can be a great way to give back and learn valuable skills at the same time. Here are some tips from the panelists on finding the right pro bono matter for you and how to balance good pro bono work with an already busy work schedule. How do I find the right pro bono opportunity? First and foremost, follow your heart. Pursue the kind of pro…

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Ms. JD

Avenues to Public Interest

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's annual conference, Avenues to Advancement, was held November 20-21 in Chicago. These are five tips from the Avenues to Public Interest panel. 1. Don’t limit yourself geographically. Public interest offices are often located in areas near the clients they serve. Geographic flexibility can significantly increase your chances of finding an internship, fellowship, or career in your interest area. 2. Show your commitment. Personalize your application package, listing relevant volunteer and course work and explaining your personal link to the agency or interest area. If possible, tailor your writing sample and include any related materials that demonstrate…

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