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Letters from Uganda: Brenda Abiria

Ed. Note: In 2010 Ms. JD launched the Global Education Fund to enable women in developing countries to pursue legal educations who otherwise would not have access to further education.  Ms. JD International Scholars are being supported by the GEF's grants to Makerere University in Uganda.  Each year, the Ms. JD Global Education Fund has made it possible for two more young Ugandan women to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by attending the law program at Makerere University!  Ms. JD's Fourth Annual Global Education Fund (GEF) Benefit will be held on August 22, 2016 from 6:30-9 pm at Doc's Lab in San Francisco.  Each year, the Ms.…

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Letters from Uganda: Patience Winnie Apai

Ed. Note: In 2010 Ms. JD launched the Global Education Fund to enable women in developing countries to pursue legal educations who otherwise would not have access to further education.  Ms. JD International Scholars are being supported by the GEF's grants to Makerere University in Uganda.  Each year, the Ms. JD Global Education Fund has made it possible for two more young Ugandan women to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by attending the law program at Makerere University! Contribute to the GEF by clicking here.Patience Winnie Apai is a 2012  Ms. JD International Scholar in her 2nd year at Makerere University in Uganda thanks…

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Letters from Uganda: Joaninne Nanyange

Ed. Note: In 2010 Ms. JD launched the Global Education Fund to enable women in developing countries to pursue legal educations who otherwise would not have access to further education.  Ms. JD International Scholars are being supported by the GEF's grants to Makerere University in Uganda.  Each year, the Ms. JD Global Education Fund has made it possible for two more young Ugandan women to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by attending the law program at Makerere University!  Ms. JD's Fourth Annual Global Education Fund (GEF) Benefit will be held on August 22, 2016 from 6:30-9 pm at Doc's Lab in San Francisco.  The benefit will…

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Letters from Uganda: Monica Athieno

Ed. Note: In 2010 Ms. JD launched the Global Education Fund to enable women in developing countries to pursue legal educations who otherwise would not have access to further education.  Ms. JD International Scholars are being supported by the GEF's grants to Makerere University in Uganda.  Each year, the Ms. JD Global Education Fund has made it possible for two more young Ugandan women to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by attending the law program at Makerere University! Contribute to the GEF by clicking here.Monica is a 2010  Ms. JD International Scholar in her 4th year at Makerere University in Uganda thanks to…

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Ms. JD Has Five Free Tickets to California and the Courts!

Another great perk for Ms. JD readers: free attendance and MCLE credit ($250 value) at CJAC's California and the Courts conference in Laguna Beach. The free attendance will be available to the first five law students or ladies in their first 5 years of practice who email pederson@ms-jd.org!CJAC's first public affairs conference, California and the Courts, will be held June 26-28 at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. The conference will discuss and identify the political climate in the State of California. The conference will also analyze the future of the California political landscape and what implications this will have…

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Accepting Nominations: 2013 Public Service and Outstanding Member Program Awards

Speaking of the Gift of Women's Leadership, each year the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations honors one or more programs of its member organizations with the Public Service and Outstanding Member Program Awards. Know of an outstanding program by a member organization of NCWBA? Why not give the gift of recognition?The National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA) will present the 2013 Public Service and Outstanding Member Program Awards during the ABA Annual Meeting in August 2013 in San Francisco. The NCWBA’s Public Service Award, first presented in 1985, traditionally recognizes deserving projects of women’s bar associations that benefit…

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Fifteen Things You Didn’t Know About Ms. JD Vice President Janet Wallace

1. In addition to writing at Ms. JD, I write at my personal blog, This Confetti Life. I believe the meaning of life can be found in confetti. Some of the Ms. JD Board Members disagree with my philosophy, to which I respond by sending them confetti. 2. I spent a summer interning at The White House where I wrapped the President’s presents. I did some other things, too, but mainly I wrapped little gold boxes in shiny gold wrapping paper, tied with shiny gold ribbon, and stickered with shiny gold Presidential seals. 3. I studied the History of Art…

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New Resources in the Ms. JD Library

Have you checked out Ms. JD's Library? Did you know that Ms. JD's Library is the most comprehensive collection of resources on women in the law? Currently, the Library includes more than 500 resource abstracts for books, articles, reports, and best practice recommendations on topics ranging from work/life balance and retention issues to stereotyping and gender bias in evaluation and compensation systems.Some new additions to the Library include:Some Strategies to Teach Reluctant Talkers to Talk About Law by Sarah E. RicksThe Language of Performance Evaluations: Gender-Based Shifts in Content and Consistency of Judgment by Monica Biernat, M. J. Tocci, and…

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Best of Levo League, Week Ending February 24, 2012

Editor's Note: Ms. JD is proud to announce our strategic partnership with another online community for professional women, the Levo League! Here are our favorites from Levo League's recent publications.Can your passion become your career? Kristen Walker’s quiz can help you find out.  Also, check out the Levo League’s Mightybell experience to help you find your passion.Courage, not Fearlessness: why young women should mourn the loss of Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik in Homs, Syria this week.An Australian in New York: Braving a foreign job market and mastering the American interview with Anna Stockley.Presenteeism & the Art of the Sick…

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Looking for Networking Opportunities?

Looking for a great way to call up a partner and set up a lunch date? A reason to have coffee with a woman in a seat of power? An opportunity to meet with a dealmaker?Over the past two years, our Writers in Residence have interviewed dozens of successful women JDs, seeking advice for young women lawyers and law students while building relationships with prominent women in the field.  Below you will find a partial list of these interviews, ranging from law firm partners to professors of law, federal employees to former judges.If you are interested in conducting interviews on a monthly basis as…

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