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Grit, the Secret to Advancement:  Stories of Successful Women Lawyers

The Grit, the Secret to Advancement program focuses on the impact of grit and growth mindset on successful women lawyers. Date: Friday, February 3, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time Location: JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, 5th Floor, Plaza 4, Miami, Florida Last year, the Commission on Women in the Profession conducted new, expanded research on grit and growth mindset, two traits that have been shown to impact the success of women lawyers. This program will reveal the new findings, and a panel of successful women lawyers will share their advice and insights about the…

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KatieDay

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Ms. JD is excited to announce that Laurie Robinson Haden will keynote the Ms. JD Honors Reception!

Laurie Nicole Robinson Haden—an award winning lawyer and agent of change—truly personifies the 21st century businesswoman whose skills, passion and commitments are multi-faceted and the beneficiaries of her associations and accomplishments are many. Laurie Robinson Haden is the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of CBS Corporation. In 2015, she was tapped by CBS Corporation for a new role within the Litigation Department reporting to the Head of Litigation. In this new position, she oversees and manages outside counsel, directs legal strategy, and participates in alternative dispute resolution. In addition, she continues to spearhead important law department initiatives, including CBS’ in-house…

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tammyzhu

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Why write for a law blog?

I write as a form of activism and because I love writing.  The recent election has taught me that many of our peers are willing to overlook disrespect and threats to women, people of color, and others who are different from themselves – in exchange for paying lower taxes or securing a better job for themselves and their families.  These peers include almost half of college graduate voters and more than a third of voters with graduate-level education:  these are well-educated people, some of whom probably follow law blogs of some sort or are in social circles with people who…

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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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gennieantono

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That Pre-Law Millennial: “Building Content” for (Corporate-Oriented) Pre-Law Interviews

Recently, I had a few classmates ask me how I managed to secure "so many" law-related internships as an undergraduate. I tell them that part of it has to do with being at the right place at the right time. I'm conscious that many of the opportunities that I've had so far stem from the privilege of attending a great school, and having the support of a world-class career center and a generous alumni network. I also have the advantage of living and studying in New York City, where legal organizations that offer undergraduate internships actually exist, and where most biglaw…

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iAvaLee

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Setting the New Normal: Aim for Discretionary Roles.

The 21st century workplace has become fertile ground for political correctness due to rapidly evolving norms. Situations historically dismissed as humorous, petty or inconsequential are being recognized as clear signs of discrimination and bias. Ironically, individuals who do not represent the injured party often times evaluate and establish workplace norms. The rhetorical question arises: How can we levy the institutional inequities present in the modern-day workplace? Place women in discretionary positions. The value of discretionary positions lies in its decision-making power. Decisions shape how a firm thinks and responds in a given situation. The modern day workplace is a composed…

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Susan Smith Blakely

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The Georgetown Law Women’s Forum is FRIDAY, March 4th!  Be There!

If you have been reading the BFAB blog for long enough, you have heard me extoll the virtues of the Georgetown Law Women's Forum.  It happens every year at about this time, and it is more than worthy of your time and attention. The 2016 Forum will happen this Friday, March 4th, from 9 AM to 2 PM and includes a delicious lunch that is perfect for networking.  In fact, the entire event is perfect for networking, and you know how important I think that is. Mark your calendars and register on line at this link  to get more information…

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josh_24

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Federal Crackdown Gives High-Level Execs a New Reason to Worry

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch’s office has mostly been silent since she took office in April, but a big change has now come down the pipeline. Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates recently released a memo titled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing,” and it could mean that more high-level execs will be doing time if convicted of white-collar crimes. “Corporations can only commit crimes through flesh-and-blood people,” Ms. Yates said in a subsequent interview. “It’s only fair that the people who are responsible for committing those crimes be held accountable.” ​A Crime is a Crime, Whether it Occurs on a…

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7/30

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The Well-Spoken Woman:  How to Present Your Best Self at Work

Please join Beveridge & Diamond and the Berkeley Research Group on July 30 in Washington, DC for a breakfast workshop titled "The Well-Spoken Woman: How to Present Your Best Self at Work," presented by Chris Jahnke of Positive Communications. Workshop Details: The most effective speakers present their authentic self in the workplace and beyond. The ability to state your ideas effectively and deliver with confidence enhances your standing with clients, colleagues, judges, and stakeholders. Speech coach Chris Jahnke teaches practical skills to demystify what it takes to present your best self. Whatever it is about your speaking style, she can help you improve.…

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Linda_M

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It Isn’t the Career Changes That Do You In; It’s the Transitions

In his bestselling book, Transitions, William Bridges writes: It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transitions. “Change” is not the same as transition. Change is situational: the new site, the new boss, the new team roles, the new policy. “Transition” is the psychological process people go through to come to terms with the new situation. Change is external, transition is internal.[2] When most of us think of career change, we typically focus on the outcome that change will produce—the new, more exciting, more fulfilling, or more lucrative job. Or, for those reentering the profession after time spent…

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