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Forum Finds: Careers and Professionalism

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's forums have been an important source of advice and inspiration for many women in the legal profession.  The "Forum Finds" series is dedicated to bringing these pearls of wisdom to light.  As always, you can connect with us onFacebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn with your questions! On April 25th, 2008, jessie asked: Nicknames: Does Using One Appear Unprofessional? I was updating my resume last night and wondering if I should change the header to "Jessie."  My given name is Jessica, but I can't think of any person that calls me Jessica. When I introduce myself I do so as Jessie. My friends,…

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Forum Finds: Workwear Attire

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's forums have been an important source of advice and inspiration for many women in the legal profession.  The "Forum Finds" series is dedicated to bringing these pearls of wisdom to light.  As always, you can connect with us onFacebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn with your questions! On February 27th, 2007, Manamana asked: Seriously: What to Wear in an Interview. The post on whether or not to wear a ring in interviews (here) got me thinking about all the other nagging questions regarding what to wear (or not) in interviews.Most people will tell you to go conservative. But what does "conservative" really mean?…

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Forum Finds: Entering and Returning to the Legal Profession

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's forums have been an important source of advice and inspiration for many women in the legal profession.  The "Forum Finds" series is dedicated to bringing these pearls of wisdom to light.  As always, you can connect with us onFacebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn with your questions!  On September 4th, 2007, msJD2007 asked: Landing that first job. I'm seeking general advice about landing my first legal job out of law school. I am a May '07 graduate who is awaiting bar results. How do I market myself as a job candidate during this transition period? How do I compete against more experienced candidates?…

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Forum Finds: Women in the Legal Profession

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's forums have been an important source of advice and inspiration for many women in the legal profession.  The "Forum Finds" series is dedicated to bringing these pearls of wisdom to light.  As always, you can connect with us onFacebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn with your questions! On July 19th, 2007, ARG asked: Female Superiors. I am a rising 2L and anxiety about upcoming fall recruiting is in full swing at my office this summer.  A few days ago, we were discussing how to avoid discrimination by finding female-friendly firms.  Someone suggested looking at what the female/male partner ratio is and one woman…

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Forum Finds: Balancing Pregnancy, Family Life, and Law

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's forums have been an important source of advice and inspiration for many women in the legal profession.  The "Forum Finds" series is dedicated to bringing these pearls of wisdom to light.  As always, you can connect with us onFacebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn with your questions! On August 28th, 2009, Nancyhn asked: Can I do it? PT Law School, FT Job, FT Family. I am seriously considering entering law school in a part-time evening program.  I have two children 7 & 4 and I work full-time.  Is this doable?  Can I still enjoy my family, be successful at work, and a successful…

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Forum Finds: Pre-Law, Law School, and Student Loans

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's forums have been an important source of advice and inspiration for many women in the legal profession.  The "Forum Finds" series is dedicated to bringing these pearls of wisdom to light.  As always, you can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn with your questions! On July 28th, 2009, MissBlackEyeliner asked: Being a pre-law and being discouraged. I've read certain posts on Ms.Jd and found them absolutely intoxicating. These women are exaclty what I aspire to be one day and look up to so much.I figured I'd make an account so that maybe I could meet some of you that…

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Forum Finds: Studying for the Bar

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's forums have been an important source of advice and inspiration for many women in the legal profession.  The "Forum Finds" series is dedicated to bringing these pearls of wisdom to light.  As always, you can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn with your questions!On June 4th, 2007, Sintecho asked: What is the best way to study for the Bar exam? So I admit that Barbri really isn't doing it for me.  The classes are SO boring, and though I try to stay focused and take notes, it is hard to motivate with the bar so far…

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