Amanda

Book Review: Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers

Thirty years after joining the workforce, my mom still half jokes that she does not know what she wants to be when she “grows up.” As a child, I would laugh at her and tell her she was grown up.  Well, I now know that grownups change their minds. Even grownups that are in law school or have graduated from law school. I entered law school after having worked as a fundraiser for a non-profit for a few years. I always knew that my long term goal was to work in non-profit management, but I assumed I would work for…

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Amanda

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

The author of this article, Karen Kaplowitz, is President of The New Ellis Group, a business development consulting firm specializing in business development strategy, training and coaching for law firms and other professional service providers.A recent ABA survey of women partners in law firms highlighted a problem that afflicts both men and women lawyers:  unfair allocation of origination credit.  The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession along with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and Hastings College of Law surveyed 700 women lawyers. A majority reported they had been denied their fair share of origination credit. Two-thirds were uncomfortable about appealing compensation decisions.  A third said…

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University of Washington Students Ask for More Child Care Options

Many University of Washington students brought their children to class with them on Monday. No, it wasn’t Take Your Child to Work Day; rather, students used this week as an opportunity to illustrate the need for child care in higher education. According to one University of Washington student, “lack of adequate child care is the third greatest barrier to completing a college degree.”  The student leadership at the university is looking to lessen that barrier. Students at UW hope to increase the availability of on campus child care as well as the number of diaper changing stations and lactation rooms.…

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Law Schools and Law School Applicants Need to Have a Better Dialogue Regarding Scholarships

Jeff Thomas is the director of pre-law programs for Kaplan Test Prep, managing the company’s LSAT business, including marketing, program development and delivery.  A veteran Kaplan LSAT instructor, Jeff helped develop Kaplan’s new suite of 2010 LSAT products. A successful entrepreneur, Jeff received a BS in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a JD, magna cum laude, from Albany Law School.Yup, I’m the one: the one guy under thirty keeping dying sports (or at least what some contend are dying) alive.  Two of my favorites?  Boxing and horse racing.  So what a terrific Saturday it was with both the Pacquiao…

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An Interview with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

Lisa Madigan is the Illinois Attorney General. In 2002 Attorney General Madigan became the first female general elected to serve as Illinois Attorney General. She was elected to her third term in 2010. Before her election, Madigan served in the Illinois Senate and worked as a litigator based in Chicago. Prior to becoming an attorney, she was a teacher and community advocate. She also volunteered as a high school teacher in South Africa during apartheid. She has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Attorney General Madigan recently spoke with Ms. JD…

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