JaneRosales

Ms. JD is proud to announce our new and improved website

After more than one year in the making, we will be launching the new Ms-JD.org website on March 17th!  The new website promises to be an even stronger tool to help you power your career by being passion forward!  On the new website, you'll see the official launch of Ms. JD's new logo and branding, improved functionality for our incredible bloggers, and a new mobile-friendly version so that you can catch up with Ms. JD on-the-go.  To help you connect with one another, the new Ms-JD.org will also enable you to link your Ms. JD profile to your LinkedIn account which should help us build the Ms. JD…

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JaneRosales

State Bar of Texas: IP Law Section - 2014 Women & Minority Scholarship

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Texas will award two $5,000 scholarships, each to a woman and/or minority law student. Any woman or member of a recognized minority group, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and Native Americans who intends to practice IP law in the State of Texas, is eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school in Texas at the time the application is submitted. Thus, persons who have been accepted to law school but have not yet started classes at the time the application is…

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Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week ending October 18, 2013

The women's club has some benefits that the men's club has plus some updates. Time looks at how 20 female senators are setting a tone of civility in Washington. The New York Times profiled four women succeeding in business including Amy Schulman, who is Executive vice president and general counsel at Pfizer. She noticed as a young associate that women tend to act as a "dutiful daughter" and need to make the transition from dutiful daughter to partner.For women lawyers making their next move, they should consider these important factors: leadership structure and opportunity, strategic focus, targeted women's initiatives, and…

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2014 Summer Associate Program at US GAO

Interested in working for the US Government Accountability Office? GAO attorneys provide legal advice and services, act as quasi-administrative law judges, serve as experts on federal appropriations law and are in-house counsel to GAO's management.They are accepting applications for summer associate positions for summer 2014. If you're a rising 2L, apply by August 30th!More info here.  

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Ms. JD Weekly Round Up: Week ending August 2, 2013

First of all, congrats to all the Bar Exam takers! It's done! Now it's time to relax.Secondly, congratulations to Ms. JD's 2013 Fellows! These 18 law students will be mentored by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession’s Margaret Brent Award Winners and Commissioners.  A congratulations also goes out to Linda Addison of Norton Rose, named one of the most powerful women in New York. This week, the Wall Street Journal featured Zia Mody, a Harvard Law grad and mom to 3 daughters. Check out what she has to say about her life as a corporate lawyer.Despite women earning 47…

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The Right Moves For Your Career

“Are you a military spouse? Welcome!” Despite not being a military spouse -- or for that matter, an attorney (just a paralegal) -- I felt very welcomed. As Ms. JD’s social media intern, I had the honor of attending Military Spouse JD Network’s Annual all day conference, “Making the Right Moves” in Washington, DC. Here are my Top Five Takeaways from the conference: 1) Values/motivators are an essential part of our personal AND professional development. After introductions, we jumped right into professional development.  This began with a values examination led by Linda Mercurio, the Executive Director of the Lawyer Reentry…

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