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A Busy Schedule is No Excuse for Ignoring Your Health

As a young woman in an industry that’s largely controlled by older men, it can feel like you have to work twice as hard just to keep up. In fact, research shows that women at law firms are still paid less than men, regardless of whether they put in more hours or have more years of experience. Data from Sky Analytics, which analyzed more than $3.4 billion in invoices from 3,000-plus law firms, found that women tend to earn 10 percent less than men per hour. Furthermore, Bryce Covert points out that, “While 2 percent of men at top tier…

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If Nowhere Is Your Office, Is Everywhere Your Office? 5 Ways to Curb Telecommuter Burnout

More and more lawyers are opting out of a traditional corporate path, which, for many, includes architecting a career that they can perform from anywhere with a laptop and an internet connection. Similarly, more and more law firms are jumping onto the telecommuting bandwagon, structuring programs that will allow select attorneys the option to telecommute during the workweek. Morgan Lewis & Bockius, for example, launched a flexible work program on May 1, 2017, which provides associates with the opportunity to telecommute up to two days a week starting in their third year. At least 100 associates have signed up with…

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Law School Reform: Accepting GRE scores and what it means for LSAT takers

Law schools have been struggling for the last several years with low enrollment, high tuition and low bar passage rates.  As a result, law schools have been experimenting with getting back to the pre-2008 momentum when law schools around the country flourished. The first experiment began in 2013 when then President Barack Obama endorsed a 2-year accelerated J.D. program.  The accelerated program was designed with the intent to allow prospective students who were hesitant to apply to law school because of the mounting debt the opportunity to complete law school sooner with less debt.  Although some law schools like New…

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Health and Safety Law and Advice for Workplaces

Whether your business complies or not with Health and Safety laws, you should be aware that providing Health and Safety training for your employees is an absolute must. By sending your teams on accredited Health and Safety courses, you can enjoy a wide range of benefits such as lower insurance costs, better productivity and an increased profitability of your business. There are a few steps you should take in order to make sure your business is compliant with HSE regulations. First of all, full compliance implies sending your managers on an accredited course. We are happy to offer you our…

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Considering Law School? Don’t Forget To Do These Three Things

The decision to attend law school can be daunting and it often can feel like it is taking over your life. In order to stay sane, make sure you keep these three things in your mind and you will do just fine! Find Your Support System—Both In and Out of Law School You cannot complete law school with your sanity intact without a support system of some kind. I suggest having a support system both within and outside of law school. For me, I met my circle of girlfriends within the first months of law school and relied on them…

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stephaniew

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Everything You Need to Know About Female Lawyer’s Dress Code

Style and fashion are something that a lawyer must take seriously. Most problems of lawyers are their fashion and style, being either a hit or miss. Sometimes, lack of fashion sense can damage a lawyer’s reputation. Dressing sloppy or too casual can damage a lawyer's image. A lawyer’s fashion is an important tool that will cultivate their personal brand. Their personal presentation is what seals the deal in landing new business for the firm. According to study, the appearance of a person is a strong influence to other people’s viewpoint of their authority, trustworthiness, intelligence, financial success, and suitability for…

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Ms. JD Pre-Law: Interview with Lisa Rohrer, Senior Advisor at Fairfax Associates

Our guest today is Dr. Lisa Haueisen Rohrer, Senior Advisor at Fairfax Associates, a strategy consulting firm focused on the legal market. Prior to this role, Lisa was Executive Director of the Case Development Initiative at Harvard Law School. She was also Director of Executive Education and Research Director at the Georgetown University Law Center. Lisa has a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Harvard Business School, a master's degree from Harvard University and a BA from Wellesley College.     Hi Lisa, thanks for speaking with the Ms. JD Pre-Law blog today! To start off, can you briefly tell our…

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Working Women Advocates

I’m Rachel Bird, the founder of Working Women Advocates. After Susan Fowler’s groundbreaking article about her year at Uber went viral, it seemed like there was a paradigm societal shift. People are now, more than ever, willing to admit and discuss at length the hardships women face in the workplace. I not only want to join that discussion, I want to change it. Like Susan Fowler, my experiences in the workplace inspired me to reflect on the hardships I faced as a professional woman. As a software developer, my reflections have taken a different form – a web app called Working…

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Samikk

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Why Dread Laws When You Can Make Your Buddy?

This is a universal truth that a ruler is always needed by human culture. With no leader, no civilization can exist. When the leader becomes feeble even the largest civilization breaks. The human beings had been ruled by every potential being in the past. They've been ruled by kings, queens, dictators, Bishops, Priests, Prophets, dacoits, thugs, communists or chosen reps. However the rulers were persons whom we identify and might understand. The modern world is dominated by Laws instead of human beings. Many civilized countries just take pride in claiming they got the rule of law as opposed to the…

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Linaya

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2017 Ms. JD Honors Awardees Spotlight Series: 5 Q&A with NWLSO at the University of Puerto Rico

National Women Law Students’ Organization (NWLSO) - University of Puerto Rico School of Law  2017 Ms. JD Law School Chapter Award The following questions were formulated based on the NWLSO's profile. 1. NWLSO was founded in 2014 at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. What was the unmet need behind the creation of such a wonderful organization? Our school has organizations for all sorts of interests and students are encouraged to propose and develop ideas for what they think will benefit communities or the student body. When we started, we had the vision of a network of support…

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