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Early Bird Tickets for Ms. JD’s Fourth Annual GEF Cocktail Benefit Sell out Thursday 8/18!

Don't miss this opportunity to meet Bay Area lawyers and other professionals committed to giving voice to women in the legal profession in the US and worldwide. Monday, August 22, at Doc's Lab (124 Columbus St., San Francisco), Ms. JD's Global Education Fund is hosting its biggest event of the year.  The Fourth Annual Cocktail Benefit will feature the R-23s band from Lieff Cabraser, a Rockstar band sponsor of the entertainment, and the very talented Substantial Factors, from Kazan Mcclain Satterley & Greenwood, a Headliner entertainment sponsor. This event promises opportunities to meet professionals in San Francisco who are dedicated to the success of women in the law,…

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MelissaG

Support Ms. JD’s Efforts Worldwide as Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund Program Director

Ms. JD created the Global Education Fund to enable women in developing countries who have the commitment, perseverance, and intelligence to become lawyers and leaders in their countries, but who cannot afford higher education on their own.  With support from everyone at Ms. JD, the Global Education Fund Program Director helps enable such women to pursue the legal educations and careers that they dream of.  Each year, GEF has made it possible for two Ugandan women in each class year to study in the law program at Makerere University in Uganda.   Responsibilities of the Global Education Fund Program Director: Lead outreach and program development initiatives…

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MelissaG

Interested in joining the Ms. JD Global Education Fund Team? Apply now to join the Program Council!

Ms. JD strives to increase the representation of women in the legal profession.  While our efforts focus on women law students and lawyers in the United States, Ms. JD wanted to support the rise of women lawyers worldwide.  Grateful for the educational opportunities we have had in the U.S., Ms. JD created the Global Education Fund to enable women in developing countries to pursue legal educations who otherwise would not have access to further education.   Each year, the Global Education Fund has made it possible for up to eight young Ugandan women to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by attending…

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MelissaG

Don’t miss Ms. JD’s Third Annual Cocktail Benefit for the Global Education Fund

Don't miss this opportunity to meet Bay Area lawyers and other professionals committed to giving voice to women in the legal profession, not only in the United States, but also worldwide. Tonight, August 5, at Monarch (101 6th Street, San Francisco), Ms. JD's Global Education Fund is hosting its biggest event of the year.  The Third Annual Cocktail Benefit will feature the band the R-23's from Lieff Cabraser, a Rockstar band sponsor of the entertainment.  You'll have the opportunity to get to know like-minded professionals in San Francisco, and a chance to learn about the work of GEF and the inspiring Ms. JD Scholars in Uganda who have…

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MelissaG

Join us for Ms. JD’s Third Annual Cocktail Benefit and Silent Auction for the Global Education Fund!

You are invited to join Ms. JD on August 5, 2015 for a cocktail benefit in San Francisco featuring a silent auction, live music by bands from Bay Area law firms, dancing, networking, hors d'oeuvres, and more. The event celebrates the Ms. JD Global Education Fund and its scholars, Ugandan law students Gracious Atuhaire, Mary Nakale, Patience Winnie Apai, Brenda Abiria, Sarah Olalo Akoth, Esther Niwamanya, Asio Esther, and Nzira Allen. To learn more, make a donation, or purchase tickets, click here.  You can also watch a video featuring the Global Education Fund scholars, here.  Check out our Silent Auction items here!…

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MelissaG

Annual GEF Cocktail Benefit—Call for Volunteers

We are looking for event volunteers for our 3rd Annual Ms. JD Global Education Fund Cocktail Benefit this August in San Francisco. The commitment for a volunteer is initially a few hours a month, but will increase closer to the date of the event.  We need volunteers to assist with our silent auction, food donations, coordinating entertainment, venue logistics, and other event details as needed.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me directly at melissa.a.gardner@gmail.com.  If you can't volunteer, but want to donate an item or service to the silent auction, I would love to hear from you too!

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