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2017 Ms. JD Honors Awardees Spotlight Series: 5 Q&A with Lieutenant General Flora Darpino

U.S. Army Lieutenant General Flora D. Darpino 2017 Ms. JD Road Less Traveled Award  The following questions were formulated based on U.S. Army Lieutenant General Flora Darpino's profile. 1. Your path is certainly not the one most law students take or even think about as an option. How did you decide to pursue a career in the Army? I often, half-jokingly, tell people I joined the Army because of a boy.  My husband was an Army officer and I needed an employer that would allow me to travel around the world with him, without having to take a bar exam…

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A Team Effort: Carly Alameda on Competition and Collaboration in In-House/Law Firm Alliance

The next generation of leaders in the legal world must master companies’ evolving expectations of in-house counsel and maximize the use of outside counsel.  Carly Alameda, a business litigation partner at Farella Braun + Martel in San Francisco, wants to make sure women are positioned to, at the very least, share equally in that leadership.  “The numbers of women attorneys currently in leadership positions and positions of influence should be much better, especially in law firms,”  Alameda explains.  “And the current evolution in the legal marketplace presents an opening for new leaders to emerge.  This is a perfect opportunity for…

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Citizenship by Investment: a Multi-Faceted Challenge for Lawyers

Law industry has been undergoing a fascinating development lately: people’s aspiration to obtain a second citizenship by investing in a chosen country’s economic development is steadily increasing; so is the demand for legal service in this sphere. Among the most popular and well-established schemes of this kind is the US EB-5 program. It’s especially attractive for entrepreneurs from booming economies, such as China, South Korea, UAE and others, who seek to get all the benefits granted to US citizens and ensure safety and stability for themselves and their families. However, as a rapidly developing sphere that certainly doesn’t exist in…

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Start Writing and Reap the Rewards!

Early in my career, I entered a writing contest … and won!  Thus began my career-long love of writing and publishing.  In mentoring many law students and young lawyers, I always suggest that writing and being published is a key to distinguishing yourself from the crowd, while also becoming a better lawyer in the process.  Back in the day, publishing was done only on paper, and involved quite a bit of lag time not only between writing the article and finally seeing it in print, but also in obtaining feedback from readers. Today, in contrast, publishing via a blog on…

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2017 Conference

Ms. JD Presents its Ninth Annual Conference on Women in the Law: "P.R.O.P.E.L."  Promoting Retention, Opportunity, Partnership, Excellence, and Leadership   Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Jenner & Block  Ms. JD is proud to continue honoring exceptional women and men making contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession through Ms. JD Honors! The Ms. JD Honors Reception will be held at Jenner & Block's Chicago office from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on March 2, 2017.  The Ms. JD Honors awards will celebrate those who demonstrate passion for their careers and share that passion with other men and women. The full list of awards can be…

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Response : How do you think pre-law individuals, law students, and/or lawyers may benefit from writi

Individuals in the legal profession or anticipating entry into the legal profession benefit from writing law blogs mostly from completing research in current topics in the legal profession. While law school and continuing legal education benefits individuals by providing them with relevant ongoing knowledge, writing in legal blogs requires constant updates as the law continues to develop daily. In addition, legal blog writing requires attention to detail, and a different kind of writing that can lend itself to efficient communication to one’s clients. Lastly, this kind of writing encourages active thinking and consideration of others’ opinions and viewpoints, which can…

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How to Build a Brand Tip #4: Find Your Unique Selling Proposition

Your unique selling proposition, commonly referred to as the USP, encapsulates why someone should choose your product or service over any other. Think of a word or concept that you want to “own” in the mind of your client base. To do this, you must consider the purchasing criteria of your clients and decide where you rank highest in fulfilling those criteria. One way to determine what is significant to your market is to know which keywords your potential clients use on the internet to find people engaged in your business. Is your geographic location important to the decision-making process? What…

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My Mom works as an International Legal Diplomat (Happy Mother’s Day)

The questions of worklife balance are one facet of professional life among MsJD members that are universal--- important no matter in which nation one finds work or which part of one's family needs and deserves full attention at some moment in time. For those of us living life on the cutting edge of law and technology and governance, well sometimes at the cutting edge, one simply gets cut and bleeds. Social values have changed; it is now possible to view mothering and paid work as inextricable tasks, benefiting children as well as parents and thus supporting a healthier society. But…

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Life in the Law School Lane: 4 Stages of Law School Symposium Planning as Told by Kanye West

This time last year, I was accepted onto the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. I was honored to get to do cite checks that would last hours and judge professors, who are probably much smarter than I ever will be, on their scholarly work.  In the midst of this, I applied for a Managing Board position – because every law student needs more work – and was selected as an Assistant Programs Editor. In that role, I helped plan this year’s Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium alongside three amazing and extremely hard-working journal members. It took place on March…

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Meet #Superwoman Diane L. Rosenfeld

The Ms. JD Woman of Inspiration Award is given to a woman who inspires others by her commitment and passion to her work. Diane L. Rosenfeld, who has a long history of advocating for issues concerning violence against women, truly embodies the spirit of the Woman of Inspiration Award!  Previously, Ms. Rosenfeld served as an Executive Assistant Attorney General in Illinois where she provided legal policy advising on women’s rights, among other issues. She then moved on to serve as the Senior Counsel to the Violence Against Women Office (now the Office of Violence Against Women) of the U.S. Department…

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