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NNABA releases historic research study of Native American attorneys

Today, the National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) and NNABA Foundation released the results of the first-of-its-kind research study on Native American attorneys. This research is the only comprehensive research regarding Native American attorneys across all practice settings where each and every of the over 500 survey respondents identified as Native American.  One of the powerful findings of this study is that Native Americans often feel invisible and share an overarching perspective that their experiences are not valid or real. In addition to documenting the failure of traditional diversity and inclusion efforts to reach Native American attorneys, the study sheds…

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Ms. JD Welcomes Two New Members to the Board of Directors!

Ms. JD, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession, is very excited to welcome Jane Rosales and Erin Callahan to the Board of Directors. Erin Callahan attended her first Ms. JD conference in 2011 and has served on the conference committee for the past two years. In addition to serving on the Ms. JD Board of Directors, Erin also serves on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association. “I am excited to be joining the Ms. JD Board of Directors and I'm honored to have been selected. I…

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A Historical Perspective on Lauren’s Determination: Define Yourself – Always

Although I am far from a youthful Ms. J.D., I read this Blog faithfully.  I have done so for several years, ever since my daughter, Katherine Larkin-Wong, disregarded my sage advice to forgo becoming the President of Ms. J.D. when she was just beginning her legal career.  I explained to Kate that it was wiser to devote herself completely to her legal development as she started out, rather than dividing her time between her career and Ms. J.D.  Trying to do too much at one time, I reasoned, would only dilute the results achieved all around.  Thankfully, Kate thoughtfully considered…

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My 10 Cents

Editor's Note: This piece was first published in Law360 and is republished with the permission of its author, Patricia Gillette. 10 cents.  That’s how much it cost to change the behavior of hundreds of thousands of people in the Bay Area.   When cities and counties imposed a 10 cent cost for a paper bag at the grocery store, overnight people began bringing their own bags.  The change was across the board and it was immediate.  In fact, a year ago, maybe one or two people in a line of six people would have their own grocery bags – and that…

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NAWL 2014 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

Join the National Association of Women Lawyers for our 2014 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon on July 24, 2014! Ms. JD is a proud co-sponsor. Ms. JD members receive a 10% discount on registration. WOMEN BELONG AT THE TABLE: LEADING WITH COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE Law firms, corporations, and governments benefit in myriad ways when women are at the helm.  Nevertheless, women are still the minority at most leadership tables.  This year’s Annual Meeting will examine the reasons behind the leadership gap and what it takes to be a courageous, confident, and effective leader.  Prominent in-house counsel, private practitioners, and government lawyers will…

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Join Ms. JD for the Inaugural National Diversity Pre-law Conference and Law Fair!

Editor's Note: We are excited to be attending the Inaugural National Diversity Pre-law Conference and Law Fair on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.! Come out and join Ms. JD and help promote and advance diversity in American legal education and in the legal profession. This is a great opportunity for our readers, especially pre-law students! Register Today! The National Diversity Pre-Law Conference & Law Fair was created to connect diverse prospective law students from across the country with empowering law school preparation and success information, networking opportunities, and resources. We are unique in that we openly…

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Vinson & Elkins Seeks Applicants for Minority College Scholarships

The Vinson & Elkins Scholarship Foundation is seeking applicants for its annual scholarships for minority high school seniors in Texas to help finance their college education. The scholarship provides each student $10,000, an internship opportunity at V&E, and LSAT course reimbursement. The V&E Scholars Program was founded in 1990 as part of the firm’s effort to increase diversity in the legal profession. Over the course of the program, the firm has awarded scholarships to 126 students from Austin, Dallas and Houston. Each year, V&E awards students in under-represented racial/ethnic groups (African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American and Pacific Islander) with the…

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200 Largest U.S. Law Firms Report Only 17 Percent of Equity Partners Are Women

In its eighth year, the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL®) and The NAWL Foundation's® annual Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms reveals not much has changed in its findings of compensation, leadership roles, rainmaking, and equity partnership at the nation's largest 200 firms. The data this year revealed the same trend as in previous years: the greatest percentage of women (64 percent) occupy the lowest positions in firms (staff attorneys), and the highest positions in firms (equity partners) are occupied by the lowest percentage of women (17 percent). In comparison, the 2012 survey reported 15…

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Zelle Hofmann 2014 Diversity Scholarship

Editor's Note: Ms. JD is pleased to share with you this amazing scholarship opportunity, available to eligible law school students. If you would like additional information about Zelle Hofmann, please visit www.zelle.com.On behalf of the national law firm Zelle Hofmann, we are pleased to announce a call for applications for our 2014 Diversity in Law Scholarship.  The keystone of the firm's Diversity Outreach Plan, the Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either (1) are a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by…

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Congratulate or Thank the Passion Forward Honorees!

Ms. JD is excited to bring you an opportunity to congratulate and thank the Passion Forward Award honorees!  The final list of all of the honorees are:Sharing Her Strength Award: Roberta ("Bobbi") LiebenbergStrength in Numbers Award: MSJDN - The Military Spouse JD NetworkThe Road Less Traveled Award: Jennifer AltonWoman of Inspiration Award: Paula EdgarWoman of Inspiration Award: Margrethe KearneyWoman of Inspiration Award: Lily Dorman ColbyRead more about all of these women and their incredible stories here. As part of what promises to be a very special awards ceremony where we will present all of the honorees with a token of our appreciation, hear a keynote speech on…

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