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Michelle Olsen: The Supreme Court’s Social Media Maven

Michelle Olsen left her job as a staff attorney with Jones Day’s appellate team in Washington, D.C., to search for new career opportunities. She wasn’t quite sure what her next step would be, but she knew two things: she wanted to write and she had a deep and long-standing passion for appellate law. During her time at Jones Day she began tracking and writing reports on Supreme Court cases for her practice group leader. While she looked for opportunities in the field after leaving Jones Day, she employed her well-honed Supreme Court tracking skills by hiring herself to track and…

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Living Passion Forward: How Erin Gilmer Lives Her Passion

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's Annual Conference, Passion Forward, will take place February 21st-22nd in Austin, Texas.  In the months before the conference, we are pleased to be bringing you posts from our conference speakers.  To learn more about Passion Forward or to register for the conference yourself, click here.  We look forward to seeing you in Austin!My Top Five Passions Are: (1) Health as a Human Right (2) Patient Advocacy (3) Ignite conversations in the community (4) Encouraging everyone to break boundaries - challenging ourselves to go beyond any limits we or others try to impose on us. (5) Engaging in public policy…

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Living Passion Forward: How Amy Mifflin Lives Her Passion

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's Annual Conference, Passion Forward, will take place February 21st-22nd in Austin, Texas.  In the months before the conference, we are pleased to be bringing you posts from our conference speakers.  To learn more about Passion Forward or to register for the conference yourself, click here.  We look forward to seeing you in Austin!My Top Five Passions Are:Mentoring & Coaching Young Women: I felt so fortunate during the journey of my career in the early years that inspirational people were there to help me, guide me and present me with opportunities – even at times when I doubted I had…

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Living Passion Forward: How Valarie Hogan Lives Her Passion

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's Annual Conference, Passion Forward, will take place February 21st-22nd in Austin, Texas.  In the months before the conference, we are pleased to be bringing you posts from our conference speakers.  To learn more about Passion Forward or to register for the conference yourself, click here. We look forward to seeing you in Austin!My Top Five Passions Are: 1) Developing and nurturing meaningful relationships 2) Eating good food with good friends 3) Creative writing 4) Being open to the possibilities 5) Challenging myself To me, Passion Forward means …. Helping others create momentum for their dreams. Encouraging others to challenge…

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Living Passion Forward: How Cindy Pladziewicz Lives Her Passion

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's Annual Conference, Passion Forward, will take place February 21st-22nd in Austin, Texas.  In the months before the conference, we are pleased to be bringing you posts from our conference speakers.  To learn more about Passion Forward or to register for the conference yourself, click here. We look forward to seeing you in Austin!My Top Five Passions (at this moment) are: Human Development: I love learning and growing.  Just as much, I love helping others learn, grow and thrive.  I’m a follower of positive psychology, the science of what makes people flourish.  Travel:  Travel keeps me humble and engaged.  It…

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Living Passion Forward: How Lisa Salazar Lives Her Passion

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's Annual Conference, Passion Forward, will take place February 21st-22nd in Austin, Texas.  In the months before the conference, we are pleased to be bringing you posts from our conference speakers.  To learn more about Passion Forward or to register for the conference yourself, click here.  We look forward to seeing you in Austin!My Top Five Passions Are:TwitterLinkedInGoogle+FacebookInstagramSeriously, I love my job. I am the luckiest person I know. I work in a terrific place that sees the value of the services that I and my team provide.To me, Passion Forward means ….This is what social media is all about—sharing…

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Living Passion Forward: How Ms. JD Board Member Julie Silverbrook Lives Her Passion

My Top Five Passions Are: (1) The U.S. Constitution (both studying it and teaching others about its text and history) (2) The Continuous Pursuit of Knowledge (3) Devoting every day to promoting constitutional literacy, civic education and empowerment (4) Nurturing intellectual inquiry  (5) Helping others (particularly young women) achieve their personal and professional goals To me, Passion Forward means… Educating and assisting others as they seek to make a positive contribution to their local, national, and global communities. I try to live my life passion forward by… Devoting each and every day to educating others. My most passion forward moment…

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Early Civil Rights Project Legal Fellowship (Summer 2013)

The National Archives at Philadelphia (one of 15 facilities nationwide in the National Archives network), The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) and the National Constitution Center invite Philadelphia-area law students to participate in a summer legal fellowship program exploring the constitutional and cultural legacy of the 1875 Civil Rights Act. Legal fellows will build off of the excellent work accomplished by noted historian John Hope Franklin and graduate students in Villanova’s public history program. Legal fellows will work with specialists at the National Archives, ConSource, and the National Constitution Center to research the state and federal court cases that shaped the…

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Executive Directing: From Intern to Executive Director

At age 19, while studying political theory at the George Washington University, I began work as an intern at The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource). If you had asked me then where I would be working five years later, I would not have told you that I would again be at ConSource, only this time as its Executive Director. My career trajectory is not typical for a recent law graduate nor is it typical within the non-profit sector. How often does an intern become the executive director, period, let alone in five year’s time? Even more unusual, is that I left…

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Highlights from the First Annual D.C. Student Networking & Leadership Summit

On Saturday, September 25th students from D.C.-area law school schools convened at Georgetown University Law Center for the First Annual D.C. Student Networking & Leadership Summit Sponsored by LexisHUB.  The event featured an impressive group of speakers, each sharing the tools needed to succeed in their respective fields. A few common themes emerged from the panel discussion: Stay true to yourself and do what you love.  It’s important to find your voice. Network, network, network.  Even after you have the job of your dreams, remember that law firms are businesses too.  Also, you never know when you are going to shift gears…

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