Erin

CNN Reporter Seeking Attorneys to Interview for Special Report

A CNN reporter is looking for attorneys to interview for a special report.  These attorneys should be either lawyers who have recently been laid off and who are moving into public interest law or young attorneys who are still on a firm's payroll but who have been offered the option to move into work in other areas for the year.  If you are interested in participating in this project please contact Paramjit M. Mahli, from the Sun Communication Group, at pmahli@suncommunicationsgroup.com, by FRIDAY (morning), MARCH 13.

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Erin

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending February 20, 2009

Women Lawyers Brush Up on Business Etiquette ABA Journal: Why Lawyers Can Be Difficult Spouses YMCA Honors Women, including 'Super Lawyer' Anita Casey, During Achievement Awards Partners for Women and Justice Offers a Helping Hand with Legal Issues Raising the Bar to New Heights: Holly Fujie, a Woman of Influence in the Legal Profession, Embraces the Challenge of Being the Current President of the State Bar of California Yahoo Fights In-House Bias Claim Initiative Improves Iraqi Women's Quality of Life, including Helping 12 Women Lawyers to Open a Women's Center

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Erin

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending June 20, 2008

Allegheny County Bar Association's Gender Equality Unit Targets Pay DisparityCynthia McClain-Hill, Esq., Top L.A. Lawyer, Noted Public Policy Counselor, Chosen to Lead the United States' Largest Organization of Women-Owned BusinessesInternational Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Donates Food Items and Money to Orphans in NigeriaNew Brooklyn Bar Association President Diana Szochet Reflects on a Life of InvolvementCommentary: Expanding Work-Life Balance Issues - Fathers Seek Work-Life Balance TooJurist Sandra L. Lynch's Career of Firsts Hits a Milestone as She is Being Sworn in as Head of Appeals Court

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Erin

Coming Soon: Ms. JD’s Summer Book Series

Ms. JD is pleased to announce its Summer Book Series!  The series will begin Monday, May 19th, and will continue weekly for the remainder of the summer.  Visit Ms. JD every Monday to learn about books highlighting women in the law.  Next Monday's Featured Book: Pinstripes and Pearls: The Women of the Harvard Law Class of '64 Who Forged an Old Girl Network and Paved the Way for Future, by: Judith Richards Hope.

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Erin

Ms. JD Announces its Public Interest Law Scholarships!

Ms. JD is pleased to be offering two $500 scholarships for law students working in public interest this summer. Unpaid judicial externs also qualify for these scholarships. This year's essay topic asks applicants to discuss myths about being a law student. Did you experience any pleasant surprises upon starting your study of law? Did you learn any law school 'lessons' the hard way? Ms. JD wants to hear about them. Applications are due no later than June 1st. More information is available at http://ms-jd.org/ms-jd-2008-summer-scholarship-application (you must be logged in in order to apply).

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Erin

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending April 4, 2008

Firms Are Increasingly Seeking to Develop Programs to Help Female Lawyers Return to the Work ForceWomen Attorneys Debate One Firm's Ban of Fishnet Stockings at WorkNew Theory to Explain the Growing Pay Gap Between Male and Female JDs?National Democratic Congress Presidential Candidate of Ghana Pushes for a Female Lawyer, Betty Mould-Iddrisu, to Serve as his Running MateThis Year's Partnership Promotions in the United Kingdom are Shaping Up to be the Best Ever for Female LawyersPhilippines Bar Association Announces that More Women are Topping the BarUnited Arab Emirates Appoints its First Female Judge

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Erin

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending March 28, 2008

Chicago Firm Beermann Swerdlove Finds a Unique Approach to Schedules for Working Mothers Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno Addresses the Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Association with a Message that there must be a Balance between Ensuring the Country’s Safety while Keeping Basic Civil Liberties Intact As Women’s History Month draws to a close, Chronicle Careers Tracks Indicators of What Women Lawyers Really Want for Themselves in the Legal ProfessionThe Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia Advocates for a Special Court to Deal with the Growing Number of Rape Cases and Other Forms of Violence Against Women Barbara Moss, an…

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Erin

Ms. JD Weekly Round-Up: Week Ending March 14, 2008

Evelyn Baker, Missouri's first black female circuit judge, plans to retire from the St. Louis court at the end of March.Profile: Pat Butler, the third woman to attend Emory University's School of Law, and pioneer in the Department of Justice, reflects on her legal career.U.K. law firm Dickinson Dees has set up a female wealth management team, made up of women lawyers and financial advisors, to cater to the rising number of independently wealthy women.The Bangladesh National Women Lawyers' Association forms a human chain demanding proper investigation into the murder of housewife Nurunnahar Runa.Paula Llewellyn, known as "a fierce competitor…

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Erin

‘Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters’ - A New Mentorship Publication from the Multicultural Women Attorney Network

The ABA's Multicultural Women Attorney Network has published an exciting and unique new work to address the limited mentoring opportunities between multicultural women. Entitled 'Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters: Words of Wisdom from Multicultural Women Attorneys Who've Been There and Done That,' this publication is a compilation of letters from multicultural women attorneys who graduated from law school more than a decade ago. These letters are directed at young women lawyers and law students, offering advice of a variety of topics including building a practice, raising children as a professional woman, overcoming stereotypes, building bridges with women of color, and directing…

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Erin

Meet Penelope Andrews

As a Visiting Professor of Law at Valparaiso University School of Law, Penelope Andrews focuses her teaching and research on a variety of topics including: anti-discrimination law and policy, international human rights law, gender and the law, and judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights. Ms. Andrews received her LL.B. from the University of Natal, in Durban, South Africa, in 1982, followed by her LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law, in 1984. Professionally, Ms. Andrews has served in a variety of positions, including as a Consultant for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in 2001. Ms. Andrews has also…

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