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Running the Game: Paula Edgar on Never Getting Comfortable, Staying Focused, and Having Fun

Author’s Note: Not Practicing, Running the Game is BACK! I am so excited to continue interviewing and bringing to readers a diverse group of women who have law degrees, but who are no longer practicing law, or never practiced. NPRG readers are in for a treat this month. I had the pleasure of interviewing Paula T. Edgar, Esq. She has practiced, she has been a trailblazer, and she has succeeded where others have failed. Paula’s hard work, dedication, and positive attitude are truly inspiring. Read on to learn about how she became who she is, what advice she has for NPRG…

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What Stronger Together Means to Ms. JD Board Member Carla Laroche

Ms. JD is hosting its Seventh Annual Conference on Women in the Law: Stronger Together on March 5 & 6, 2015 at UC Hastings College of the Law. In the lead up to our annual conference, Ms. JD board members, staff, and annual conference participants will share what our conference theme “Stronger Together” means to them. To me, stronger together means . . . we will be wiser and more efficient at reaching our goals through community support. I’m a member of the following professional organizations, which have demonstrated to me that there is strength in numbers . . .…

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Ms. JD Board Member Carla Laroche

1. I laugh a lot and loudly. My favorite movie is The Replacements, which I find so hysterical that it brings me to tears when I watch it. People who watch it with me, however, tend to disagree and think I am ridiculous for laughing so much. 2. My family is from Haiti. I enjoy speaking Kreyol...with an American accent. And I wish I could cook Haitian food like my mother; no matter how hard I try, it just does not taste the same.             (Picture taken by Regine Theodat while we were on top of…

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Today, I Turn 30: Top Ten Memories

Happy 30th Birthday to ME! Because I have no time to celebrate, between work and studying for another bar examination, I decided to reflect on the time that has passed and list my Top Ten Favorite Memories from the past decade. 10. DaRez and Coogee, Australia. Ten years ago tomorrow, I embarked on an exhilarating study abroad experience in Australia. I met some of the most sincere, risk-taking, and intelligent people while there. The six-month adventure influenced my perspective and led my family to suspect that I will eventually move there one day. I have gone back twice more since then. 9.…

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Ms. JD Executive Director Recruiting

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ): MS. JD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RECRUITING   Ms. JD is excited to be receiving such a strong interest in the Executive Director position. Candidates have been asking great questions and, in an effort to ensure everyone receives the benefit of the answers, we want to share some of the frequently asked questions with you. Additional information and the application materials are available here: http://ms-jd.org/blog/article/job-opening-ms.-jd-executive-director. QUESTIONS ABOUT MS. JD What is Ms. JD’s structure? Ms. JD is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. In addition to their Board responsibilities, many Board Members learn key leadership skills by…

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JOB OPENING: Ms. JD Executive Director

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Ms. JD seeks a leader with a proven record of program administration and organizational development to implement its ambitious growth and impact objectives. ABOUT MS. JD As the U.S.’s premier organization for early career lawyers and aspiring female lawyers, Ms. JD brings legal practitioners, law students, and aspiring lawyers together to drive the critical national conversation about gender issues in the legal sector. To fulfill this mission, Ms. JD hosts and facilitates a number of programs throughout the year, including: The Fellowship program, which promotes mentoring and professional development for future female attorneys; The Writers in Residence guest…

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