irenemo

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The Power of a Strong Twitter Tribe

**UPDATE**Febraury 22, 2017 -- Missed the live-stream of #MSULawLT4A2J? Here's the recording of the event. **UPDATE**Febraury 8, 2017 -- Please visit my new blog post for event details or you can head straight to the Facebook event or the live-stream link. (Note: There will be nothing on the live-stream link until 5 minutes before 12:00pm on 2/14.)** ----- Original Post ----- Thank you to my Twitter tribe! As my fellowship project for Ms. JD, I wanted to plan an access to justice panel focusing on the use of legal technology to help marginalized and low-income individuals on a large scale. When I started planning the…

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AzinAbedian

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Ms. JD Book Review: The Associate’s Handbook by Francisco Ramos

The Associate’s Handbook, written by Francisco Ramos, is a resource for aspiring trial lawyers. In this article I will outline the handbook, and summarize the material provided in each section.  I will include my personal opinion on the subject matter and whether I find it applicable to the modern day lawyer.  The sections I will cover include: Starting Out, Attorney Marketing, and Trying Every Case. Starting Out Ramos suggests that all new attorneys starting out focus on self-improvement, becoming your own CEO, improving your writing, and finding a mentor.  Ramos finds it imperative that you take charge of your career…

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EmilyJones

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Legal Blogging for Success: How to Start a Law Firm Blog

People spend good money for an hour of a lawyer’s time, and they want to feel comfortable with that investment. One of the best ways to build trust with potential clients is by running a law firm blog. It will give them a taste of your expertise while boosting their familiarity with who you are and what you do. Another great bonus is that regularly updated blogs will help you rise up in Google’s ranks, allowing you to connect to more potential clients via organic search. You can’t afford to skip out on a valuable blog. Great Design is Key…

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Susan Smith Blakely

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How About That Special Place in Hell?

Let me make something clear from the outset.  The following is not a political statement.  In no way does it indicate my political preferences or party allegiance. Best Friends at the Bar is an apolitical project, by design.  But, there is something regrettable to report, and report I shall.   For years, since the beginning of the Best Friends at the Bar project, in fact, I have enjoyed repeating a famous quote from Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.  If you have read my books or attended my programs, you know it:  "There is a special place in hell reserved…

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DrArtikaTyner

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Women Leading Change: Leadership Insights from Laura Coates on How to Lift your Voice for Justice

For leaders, there is a beckoning call to promote justice and freedom. Will you answer the call? Answering the call is the recognition that we lead to change the world. This is a simple but yet profound statement related to each individual’s capacity to influence the world around them through the exercise of leadership. Leadership provides a vehicle to change the world day by day, moment by moment.  Change begins with the development of a collective vision of the future. Leaders inspire others to envision a world where justice and freedom reign supreme. This is a vision of fostering a…

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DrArtikaTyner

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Lifting your Voice for Justice: 3 Leadership Lessons from Laura Coates

For leaders, there is a beckoning call to promote justice and freedom. Will you answer the call? Answering the call is the recognition that we lead to change the world. This is a simple but yet profound statement related to each individual’s capacity to influence the world around them through the exercise of leadership. Leadership provides a vehicle to change the world day by day, moment by moment.  Change begins with the development of a collective vision of the future. Leaders inspire others to envision a world where justice and freedom reign supreme. This is a vision of fostering a…

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hd_randolph08

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#MsJD10 Celebrating 10 years of Ms. JD

March 2016 will mark 10 years of twelve dynamic women coming together and forming an organization to advance the representation of women in the legal field. Since its inception the organization has created a writers-in-residence program, a fellowship program in partnership with the ABA, a global education fund, an annual conference and many more initiatives.  Ten years ago I was a high school senior filling out college applications and ready to conquer the world. I had it all figured out - or so I thought. Never would I have imagined the journey I would embark on or the bumps along the way.  I…

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11/5

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National Association of Women Lawyers’ General Counsel Institute

Ms. JD is pleased to be a co-sponsor of NAWL’s General Counsel Institute (“GCI”) on November 5-6, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Time Square Manhattan in New York City. We have arranged a special 10% discount for our followers. To register, please go to www.nawl.org/GCI11 and use the code GCIMSJD2015 to get the discount. Over the past eleven years, GCI has become the premier event designed specifically for senior women in-house counsel. Last year, an audience of more than 250 attorneys, representing companies in a variety of industries, located throughout the country and the world, enjoyed the proud tradition of GCI’s collegial…

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DrArtikaTyner

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Women Leading Change: 3 Tips for Becoming a Servant Leader

The servant leader builds a vision for justice and exercises the moral commitment to advance the future of social change. Khaleelah Muhammad embodies the qualities of a servant leader through her vocation as a lawyer, educator, and community activist. Servant leadership is described as “the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead” by Robert K. Greenleaf. The focus of servant leadership is to restore community connections, build new partnerships, and promote the common good. This process of engagement is built upon the premise that each individual has the…

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Career Center

Ms. JD is rapidly growing and, as it does, it seeks to meet the needs of its followers.  Thus, Ms. JD is introducing a new component to its annual conference - the Career Center.  The Career Center is a center featuring exceptional businesses and organizations that provide services beneficial to Ms. JD’s community such as resume review services, career counseling, headhunting, etc.   The Career Center will operate simultaneously with the morning and afternoon conference panels on Friday, March 6, 2015.  To manage the number of attendees at the Career Center during conference panels, meetings with Career Center professionals will be…

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