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Defining Success in the Law

Hello Ms. JD Aficionados! I hope this finds you well and that you are enjoying the summer so far.  Many of you may be summer associates in law firm summer programs across the country, others of you may be getting geared up for on-campus interviewing in the next several weeks, while some of you may be practicing attorneys with a few years under your belt.  Whatever the case may be, each of us can use some advice about how best to define success in the context of where we are in our careers, and some do's and don'ts.  In that…

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lawyergirl

SUPERWOMEN TIPS FOR TAKING THE BAR EXAM

As a second generation lawyer whose father jumped the legendary hurdle of passing the New York Bar the first try, the Bar was quite high for me when taking my Bar exam, even though I was in a land far away, the Commonwealth of Virginia. I did and I did, but I recall that it was as much a question of stamina and personal discipline as much as it was about legal information and knowledge of law. The old adage that Law School has nothing to do with practicing law has, years later, proven to be untrue. Staying awake and using my…

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International Law Protecting Women Lawyers: Gender Equity for Occupational Safety and Health

NOTE: This  MsJD BLOG IS BASED ON MY June 2016 professional development course (PDC) Session No. 769 at the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS (ASSE) SAFETY 2016 entitled: Remember the Ladies: Gender Equity for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Programs under International Law Document and the video after the course will have been given at the Body of Knowledge (BOK) LINK at asse.org Special thanks to my co authors!  Morgan M. Bliss, M.S., CIH, EOC Safety Officer, Dignity Health and Aubrey HB, Ph.D. Chief Data Scientist, Sirius XM Canada. First Lady Abigail Adams was the wife of the second United…

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Be the Best: Winning Award Submissions

How do you know who’s doing the best work in your industry? By “Best Of” lists, of course! At least, that’s the idea behind them. Done right, they are an important piece of marketing collateral. Award submissions to those “leader” lists can be an overwhelming amount of work. To manage the process, pick the most well-known and respected lists in your field. Then attack them strategically*. I favor Chambers and those run by media outlets, such as the National Law Journal, because they are trusted brands that have a vigorous vetting process. You also get great electronic exposure that other…

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lawyergirl

My Mom works as an International Legal Diplomat (Happy Mother’s Day)

The questions of worklife balance are one facet of professional life among MsJD members that are universal--- important no matter in which nation one finds work or which part of one's family needs and deserves full attention at some moment in time. For those of us living life on the cutting edge of law and technology and governance, well sometimes at the cutting edge, one simply gets cut and bleeds. Social values have changed; it is now possible to view mothering and paid work as inextricable tasks, benefiting children as well as parents and thus supporting a healthier society. But…

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lawyergirl

Text of SUPERWOMEN JD Acceptance of Award

Dr. Ilise Levy Feitshans JD and ScM and DIR Author, Council of Europe handbook for Parliamentarians on the Ratification of the Convention Preventing Medicrime (English and French text coe.int) Ms-JD Writer in residence on international Law Ms-JD Superwomen-JD Award Recipient 2016 Thank you for inviting me and I welcome my guests Hon. Obaid Noori of the United Nations in New York who was my classmate in Geneva, Jennifer Alden of the Japan Society in New York and my brother Fred who lives nearby. I was born and raised on a self-contained island, different from its surrounding nation. I graduated high school…

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lawyergirl

Mary Poppins Viewed As a Tale of Migration

Travel is easy in a generation where airplanes land everywhere frequently and cost not more than a week or month's salary to jetaway. It is difficult to imagine the life of people who were chained to where they lived and loved, lucky to voyage to another country once in their life or perhaps to take a long journey to the next town. Yet travel was rare and expensive in the century just next door. And the few people who boldly chose to forsake everything and go to another country to start a new life only rarely ever returned home. History does not record the…

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5 Lessons For #SuperwomenJDs From The 2016 Ms. JD Conference

On February 19, 2016, I attended my first Ms. JD Conference as a Ms. JD Fellow. The eighth annual Ms. JD Conference at New York University School of Law offered a wonderful opportunity to network with inspirational attorneys, law students, and pre-law students. Additionally, I learned a wealth of information from the esteemed speakers, regarding topics such as intersectionality, social media presence, and the advancement of women in the profession. As I reflect on the Ms. JD Conference on Women in the Law: Superwomen JDs, there are five lessons that I would like to share.   1) Strike your superhero pose. We…

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The Woman of Color’s Burden: Reflections on the 2016 Ms. JD Conference

Her voice breaking and head held high, Noorain Khan, a Muslim woman and lawyer, shared the “microagressions” she faces every day and the underlying worries that persist in the back of her mind. Would they have hired me if I still wore a hijab? How do I find the time to pray during the workday? Khan, one of the participants in the first panel, aptly titled “With our Powers Combined: Intersectionality and the Law,” of the annual Ms. JD Conference, called on the two hundred and thirty-five attendees gathered at the NYU School of Law to prevent these wrongs. Her…

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Challenges Of The Female Personal Injury solicitors In No Win No fee Law Practices

There are fewer female no win no fee personal injury solicitors than their male counterparts. There are some women, who choose to join the law and fight for the right the oppressed and discriminated. In the course of the women's careers, these women undergo some challenges. So what are the common challenges facing women solicitors? Lack of meaning One thing that many women like is to be appreciated and commended for their work and participation. They usually love it when their work and effort is recognized. This proves that they are performing meaningful work. When the lady is not appreciated…

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