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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending January 25

Bravo! Rural women solving cases faster than judiciary Though not technically lawyers, women in rural India have devised Nari Adalats, or women's courts created by women for women, where cases of rape, molestation, divorce, and domestic violence are handled.New ALM Research Study Finds Female Lawyers Bill Clients at Lower Rates Than Male Counterparts ALM report finds that "female lawyers in smaller firms and solo practices generally bill clients at lower rates than their male counterparts." Not Your Mother’s Legal PracticeMs. JD was apparently prescient in our essay contest topic, since several storie thsi week, including this one, talk about the…

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jessie

A Note on the Democratic In-Fighting and the Image of Corporate Counsel

So in the scuffle that was the Democratic Presidential Debate last night Clinton and Obama exchanged a number of accusations including that Clinton served on the board of directors of Wal-Mart; Obama worked for a law firm that represented an inner-city slumlord. Whether or not those barbs are accurate, in good taste, or relevant has generated a lot of media coverage. But the accusations that really caught my attention were the references both Clinton and Obama made to their opponent's service with "corporate law firms." There are a number of ironies here. First, lawyers are overwhelmingly liberal - why villify…

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Anna

Have you ever “gotten emotional” making an argument, like Hillary? How did you handle it?

Speaking of Hillary (see jessie's last post), you've almost certainly seen this clip of Senator Clinton speaking on the campaign trail in New Hampshire. It's been everywhere on the inter-webs these past 36 hrs. She chokes up a bit, showing some emotion.[More after the jump]Browsing several websites, I've seen three strains of comments. The first is particular to Hillary's persona: "she's a manipulator crying crocodile tears." I don't believe that, but you're entitled to your own opinion. We try really hard here at Ms. JD to be a welcoming website for women of all political stripes, so I'll set that…

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jessie

Clippings: Steinem on Hillary

Gloria Steinem's NYT column, "Women Are Never Front-Runners" completely blew me away. No matter what your political background I recommend her fresh analysis of the coverage of Obama and Clinton and the role of gender in this election. As Steinem writes,... what worries me is that he is seen as unifying by his race while she is seen as divisive by her sex. What worries me is that she is accused of “playing the gender card” when citing the old boys’ club, while he is seen as unifying by citing civil rights confrontations. What worries me is that male Iowa…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending December 7

The Lawyer Bride Who Sued Her Florist: She’s Back! Lawyer Elana Gatt sues her $27,435 wedding florist--read the complaint and answer Racinian is first female judge on District II Court of Appeals Lisa Neubauer set to become first female judge on the District II Court of Appeals in Wisconsin. Martz-Bowles is a Renaissance lawyerMichelle Martz-Bowles, a lawyer with the Maryland Public Defender's Office, launches the Amos Foundation to help those incarcerated who have innocence claims Wanna Master the Universe? First Master the Tax Code Erin Callan, former tax lawyer at Simpson Thacher, transitioned her legal skills into investment banking.Kate Brown…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending November 30

FdL County District Attorney's Office Hires 2 Female AttorneysThe Fond du Lac County District Attorney's Office has more female than male prosecutors for the first time ever. Female law-firm head: 'Not a big deal' Nina Gussack, chairwoman of Pepper Hamilton, is the only woman to head a large law firm in the Philadelphia region. Right Judge for Sex Case Investigation? Edith Jones, Chief Judge of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, heads up investigations into Judge Samuel Kent's "sexual harassment" of former case manager amid criticism that she is overly "lenient." Red Cross Ousts Its President; Chief Lawyer Steps In…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending November 22

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!Law Students Sue Authors of Online PostsTwo female Yale law students sue anonymous AutoAdmit postersOccidental President Decides to Step DownSusan Prager, former dean of UCLA Law School, resigns from her post as president of Occidental CollegeNC Bench Incumbent Will Face Law Prof in '08 SC VoteWake Forest Law Professor announces candidacy for contestable bench spot on North Carolina Supreme Court18-Year-Old Kathleen Holtz Passes the California BarProbably fresher at work the next morning than most other new associates who passed the bar, Kathleen Holtz becomes the youngest lawyer in California (and maybe the entire U.S.)Women…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending November 23

Law Students Sue Authors of Online Posts Two female Yale law students sue anonymous AutoAdmit posters. Occidental President Decides to Step Down Susan Prager, former dean of UCLA Law School, resigns from her post as president of Occidental College. NC Bench Incumbent Will Face Law Prof in '08 SC Vote Wake Forest Law Professor announces candidacy for contestable bench spot on North Carolina Supreme Court. 18-Year-Old Kathleen Holtz Passes the California Bar Probably fresher at work the next morning than most other new associates who passed the bar, Kathleen Holtz becomes the youngest lawyer in California (and maybe the entire…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending November 16

The Ms. JD Weekly Round-Up is moving to a new day! Enjoy the week's stories about female lawyers and issues affecting women in the law every Friday. Should Hillary Pretend to be a Flight Attendant? Is her status as a women lawyer hurting Hillary's campaign? Justice Ginsburg Remembers Her First Steps in the LawOne of nine women in her class at Harvard Law School in 1956, Ruth Bader Ginsburg became "the most powerful woman lawyer in the country." National Association of Women Lawyers Releases Results of Second National Survey NAWL's survey indicates there "is a growing income gap between men…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending November 11

Gender Gap Closing for JusticesPennsylvania voters elect women to fill four of five openings in the statewide appeals courts, making women a majority on the Pennsylvania Superior and Commonwealth courts as of January. Why Are Minority Female Associates Leaving Law Firms?Report finds that minority women "rank their firms lower in categories almost across the board" and are more likely to seek a new job than other firm lawyers. Scholar Lectures on Women and the Law in IranLouise Halper, Washington and Lee University law professor, speaks on "the changing roles of women in Iran." Levinson Named 'Athena'Rosalie Berger-Levinson, the first female…

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