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We’re seeking a Managing Editor to help us sustain and grow our Writers in Residence program! Ms. JD’s Managing Editor, Writers in Residence Program is a fully remote, part-time, volunteer, and unpaid role within the organization. Position Description:  The Managing Editor will coordinate Ms. JD’s Writers in Residence program, which equips law students and attorneys with the platform and training to publish written work amplifying the voices, faces and concerns of women in the legal profession. The Managing Editor will oversee the writers for the eight-month program, convening all writers monthly for a digital content strategy meeting and a one-hour workshop…

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Virtual Bar Exam Summit (June 5-7)

Ms. JD is proud to serve as a Community Sponsor for this free Virtual Bar Exam Summit hosted by Vinco Prep: Join former Ms. JD Writer-in-Residence and Owner of Vinco Prep, Keriann Stout, in three days of free, virtual programming to examine bar preparation strategies and study tips.  Register here.

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The Road Less Traveled: 10 Things to Remember as a First-Generation Law Graduate Sitting for the Bar Exam

“I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams.” – Unknown This past year has been a year like no other.  A year full of social unrest, with an unprecedented global pandemic and an economic crisis.  Despite these circumstances, thousands of law school graduates are studying and sitting for the Bar exam.  Many of whom are first-generation law graduates.  Being the first is never easy.  When you are the first, you’re repeatedly in the position where you learn life lessons through "trial by error."  As a first-generation law student, you often create the course rather than have a path to follow. Sometimes the…

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The Neurodiverse Guide to Bar Exam Accessibility

It’s hard enough to study for the bar. It shouldn’t be harder if you learn differently.             I always end up reflecting on some form of isolated feeling during law school. As an autistic law student, I often felt alone. I didn’t know anyone else who had a similar disability until nearly the end of my 3L year and I spent law school accommodating myself in how I studied, took notes, and navigated the law school culture.             I’m hardly the only one who was neurodivergent in law school, in law practice, or in that…

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Heat & Light: A Discussion with Michele Coleman Mayes on Corporate Social Responsibility

Excerpts of an interview conducted by Ms. JD Fellow Lisa J. Cole on March 09, 2021. “You need heat and light. And by that I mean you need pressure, but you can also educate.” Please briefly introduce yourself. Who you are and what you do? I’m Michele Coleman Mayes and I am General Counsel for the New York Public Library. I’ve been in this position just about eight and a half years. What do you do as General Counsel for the New York Public Library? What is a normal day in the life? There is no such thing as a…

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Remembering RBG

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately nicknamed the Notorious RBG, passed away on Friday, September 18, at the age of eighty-seven. The second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, and first Jewish female justice, Justice Ginsburg is remembered fondly for her continued effort to advance rights through her progressive court opinions, and even steamier dissents, as well as her own work as a lawyer and professor in serving as a champion of equality between the sexes.  When asked for one word to describe Justice Ginsburg, Ms. JD community members used words like “inspirational,” “iconic,” “trailblazer,” and “visionary.” In celebrating her accomplishments, it is important to…

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Ms. JD Virtual Toolkit: Refining your Business Development Plan for Evolving Times (6/18)

Ms. JD Virtual Toolkit Webinar Series "Refining your Business Development Plan for Evolving Times" featuring Diane Darling, Host of the Virtual Cafe, McGraw-Hill Author, Virtual Speaker, LinkedIn Aficionado, Consultant, and Coach Register today at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4115917102409/WN_3MeZC8QLQfCneuZS54iUKg

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Ms. JD Virtual Toolkit: Finding Balance in the Chaos of Busyness (6/16)

Ms. JD Virtual Toolkit: Finding Balance in the Chaos of Busyness featuring Tricia Timm, General Counsel of Looker, a division of Google Cloud as of February 2020 Register today at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/2415917100167/WN_D46UDK6dQ7OcODLReQqiGQ

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How to Design an Engaging Virtual Summer Associate Program (6/24 at 12 PM)

How to Design an Engaging Virtual Summer Associate Program featuring Ms. JD CEO Danielle Allison & Digital Project Masters Founder and CEO Erica Peterson  ~Wednesday, June 24 at 12 PM ET~ rescheduled from 6/17     RSVP  https://www.linkedin.com/events/howtodesignanengagingvirtualsum6677019129209249793/  

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Ms. JD Virtual Toolkit: Making This Moment Matter (6/9)

"Making This Moment Matter" featuring Tara Murray, Social Justice Advocate, Human Rights Lawyer, and former Public Defender in conversation with Sarah June Benjamin, Ms. JD's Public Interest and Advocacy Director Register today at https://bit.ly/msjdwebinar2

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