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The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative featuring Grover E. Cleveland

Ms. JD launched The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative in 2014 to celebrate men who are active champions for women’s advancement in the legal profession. These men not only value equality and diversity in the profession, but earnestly and enthusiastically support women and women’s initiatives. Today we feature Grover E. Cleveland, who has been a steadfast supporter of Ms. JD and all early career associates. We asked Grover to share some personal thoughts on the advancement of women in our profession. Here's what he had to say: Participating in the Ms. JD Passion Forward Conference in Austin, TX last year was one of the most gratifying…

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The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative featuring Matthew V. Kerns

Ms. JD is launching The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative this month to celebrate men who are active champions for women’s advancement in the legal profession. These men not only value equality and diversity in the profession, but earnestly and enthusiastically support women and women’s initiatives. Today we feature the incredible Matthew V. Kerns. We asked him four questions:  1. Do you think some men are afraid to have an open dialogue about gender equity in the upper echelons of the legal profession? If so, why? What can women do to encourage that conversation? Yes, many men are afraid to have an open dialogue about…

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The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative Featuring Bob Sims

Ms. JD is launching The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative this month to celebrate men who are active champions for women’s advancement in the legal profession. These men not only value equality and diversity in the profession, but earnestly and enthusiastically support women and women’s initiatives. Because of his dedication to diversity in the profession, Ms. JD is honored to feature Bob Sims. We asked Bob to share some personal thoughts on the advancement of women in our profession. Here's what he had to say: The year was 1981.  I was the quarterback of my college dorm’s intramural co-ed flag football team. It was the…

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The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative Featuring Timothy Miller

Ms. JD is launching The Incredible Men (TIM) Initiative this month to celebrate men who are active champions for women’s advancement in the legal profession. These men not only value equality and diversity in the profession, but earnestly and enthusiastically support women and women’s initiatives. The first incredible man we want to feature is Timothy Miller, the initiative's namesake and member of the Board of Directors of Ms. JD. We had a few questions for Tim:  1. You are the only male on the Ms. JD Board. What's it like to be surrounded by women? I get asked this question a lot,…

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Leveling the Playing Field: Bringing In the Men

This article, by Pat Gillette, first appeared on Talent Think Tank and is republished here with permission.   Women had to fight for the right to take maternity leave. We had to fight for the right to work part time. We had to fight for the right to work remotely. These issues drove women’s initiatives, conferences, and publications for years and finally, the legal industry, as a whole, has responded. In fact, it is safe to say that most firms have some version of these types of policies in place. But having policies and being able to use them are two…

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