Heather Asher

Ms. JD and Latham & Watkins Present: Recruiting 101 and a Conversation with Firm Leaders

If you’re in NYC this summer, please join Ms. JD and Latham & Watkins on July 13th from 6-8 pm for an opportunity to practice your networking skills pre-OCI. The program will feature two panels: Junior Associates Offering Insights on OCI and Callback Interviews Partners Sharing Career Development Advice and Providing Tips for Success The first 30 students to reply will be matched with an L&W attorney for post-event mock interview and resume guidance. Business casual attire. Dinner will be served. Latham & Watkins 885 Third Avenue (at 53rd Street) To RSVP and for questions, please contact Peter Alexander. Peter.Alexander@lw.com | 212.906.3065

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Heather Asher

Winston & Strawn LLP Expands Attorney Parental Leave

Winston & Strawn LLP recently announced it  revised its parental leave policy to allow all attorneys, regardless of whether they qualify as a “primary care giver,” to take 20 weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child.  The leave can be taken in one or two periods during the first year following the baby’s birth or adoption.  This generous leave period is accompanied by other support mechanisms to help attorneys transition into and out of leave, such as providing a leave liaison for each attorney (who will actively communicate with the attorney and the attorney’s practice…

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Heather Asher

Ms. JD and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Host Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Preparation

On Monday, June 20, 2016 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Ms. JD and Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP will host Cutting to the Front of the Line: OCI Preparation Skills Directly From the Source, a boot camp for on-campus interview success. Ms. JD and attorneys from Munger Tolles will work with you to hone your interview skills, strengthen your social media profile and help you become a more effective networker. The event will kick off with a cocktail reception followed by a panel discussion with Munger Tolles attorneys regarding interview preparation.  Participants will then have the opportunity to engage with attorneys in one-on-one mock interviews, which include an individualized…

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Heather Asher

Ms. JD’s 2017 Annual Conference - Tell Us Your Thoughts!

Ms. JD is extremely thankful for the attendees that filled the room, speakers that informed and inspired and for all the dedicated volunteers at Ms. JD's 8th Annual Conference "Superwomen JDs" at NYU School of Law on February 19, 2016.  Please take a moment to view the conference recap, reflections from a Ms. JD fellow and photos. We're now moving forward!  Please click here to tell us what you want to see at Ms. JD's 9th Annual Conference in 2017!  This survey will close on Friday, May 13, 2016.

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Heather Asher

What to Expect: Ms. JD and White & Case LLP present Intergenerational Relationships on April 13

​Ms. JD is excited about its upcoming "Intergenerational Relationships" event with White & Case LLP on April 13, 2016.  The event will be held live from New York from 12-1:30 pm EDT and viewing parties will be held in several cities, including the recently added Chicago and London viewing locations!  The other locations are Washington, D.C., Miami, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.  A conference line is also available.  More information and registration is available here! Why is discussing intergenerational relationships so important?  As you have probably heard time and time again, obtaining mentors and skills from senior lawyers is critical to…

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Heather Asher

Ms. JD and White & Case LLP Present: Intergenerational Relationships - Making Strong Connections

Please join Ms. JD and its National Sponsor White & Case LLP as we discuss ways to enhance relationships between intergenerational lawyers.  How can I a mentor a younger lawyer?  How can I improve my working relationship with a senior partner?  This panel discussion will answer these questions and more with featured attorneys at various stages of their legal careers.  The panel will include: Katie Larkin-Wong, Immediate Past President, Ms. JD Nazim Zilkha, Partner, White & Case LLP Aisha Christian, General Counsel, Rent the Runway Caitlin Colesanti, Associate, White & Case LLP Demetra Frawley, Associate, White & Case LLP &…

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Heather Asher

Press Release:  Ms. JD Board of Directors Elects New Executive Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Heather Asher, Ms. JD Executive Director, director@ms-jd.org DATE: March 10, 2016 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ On February 19, 2016, Ms. JD held its Eighth Annual Conference on Women in the Law, themed “Superwomen JDs,” at NYU School of Law. At the conference, Ms. JD announced the promotion of Ms. JD Board Member Raychelle Tasher to her new role as President. Previous Ms. JD President Katherine M. Larkin-Wong will remain on the board as Immediate Past President.  Ms. JD Board Member Elizabeth Hague will transition into the role of Vice President, taking over for Ms. JD’s previous Vice President, Janet…

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Heather Asher

The Top Five Reasons to Attend Ms. JD’s Superwomen JDs Conference on February 19!

Ms. JD looks forward to welcoming attendees from across the country to its 8th Annual Conference on Women in the Law: Superwomen JDs, on Friday, February 19th at NYU School of Law.  Registration and speaker information is available here.   For those that are wondering why people continue to travel each year to Ms. JD’s annual conference, below are the top five reasons that you HAVE to attend this year’s conference. 1.  Diversity: Ms. JD is focused on supporting women in the law, but recognizes that gender is only a part of what impacts women’s experiences.  At the conference, you will see…

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Heather Asher

Ms. JD Honors Awards - Nomination Deadline Extended to 11/25!

Ms. JD is proud to continue honoring exceptional women and men making contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession through Ms. JD Honors. The Ms. JD Honors Reception will take place in connection with Ms. JD’s annual conference, "Superwomen JDs,"on Friday, February 19, 2016 at NYU School of Law. Ms. JD Honors will celebrate those who demonstrate passion for their careers and share that passion with other men and women. You can visit here to purchase a conference ticket (which includes admittance to the Ms. JD Honors Reception) or to purchase a separate Ms. JD Honors Reception ticket!  Limited early bird conference tickets…

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Heather Asher

Join us for Ms. JD’s 8th Annual Conference: Superwomen JDs!

Ms. JD presents its Eighth Annual Conference on Women in the Law “Superwomen JDs” Friday, February 19, 2016 at NYU School of Law. For all of the latest details on #SuperwomenJDs, click here and be sure to check out our amazing speaker line-up here. A culmination of Ms. JD’s national programming, this conference brings aspiring and early career women lawyers from legal markets around the country together for a summit on the progress and remaining challenges for women in the profession.  An overview of the conference agenda is available below. Register Here! Directions to NYU can be found here and hotel recommendations will be posted soon. *NY…

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