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Twice As Good: Gender And Technical Information In The Courtroom

When Michelle Obama addressed graduates at the historically Black Tuskegee University in 2015, it was no surprise that she offered a variation of the old “twice as good” speech. Passed down by Black parents for generations, the idea is that as a person of color, you need to be twice as good as your white peers to get half as far. While it may seem overly pessimistic to offer such advice to new graduates, the idea holds – and it applies to more than just Black students. For any woman trying to break into a male-dominated field like law, the…

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hrohn

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Going Virtual: An Option to Achieve Balance

There is no question that working parents struggle with trying to “have it all.”. Having worked full-time, part-time and then "opted out" to care for my young sons, I have come to the conclusion it will always be hard. Each presents its own challenges in achieving balance (yes, even stay-at-home moms find it hard to find time and energy to nurture their own personal interests and keep one foot out the door in between careers) so major kudos to all you working and non-working parents out there!! I worked full-time at law firms in estate planning for a few years, then…

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Devon_Gluck

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered…To Jail

What should you expect when you’re arrested? Well, it’s guaranteed to involve a very uncomfortable ride in the back of a police car, and fastened to your wrists will be a pair of shiny silver handcuffs that consistently pinch your skin. Once you reach your destination, you will face detention; this is a time when police officers can hold you until a conclusion can be made on whether you are a suspect or if you had no involvement in their case. This is also a time when you have the right to ask if you are free to go or…

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tanuc1985

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Why Innovation in Technology will keep the Legal Industry Relevant

Steve Jobs was the inception of the popularity of technology for everyday Americans in modern times. His innovative creativity that induced technology into our everyday lives changed how the world views technology forever. Legal technology platforms have revolutionized discovery strategy for lawyers, and it has also revolutionized how people store, create, edit, share, and present pertinent data for the directive of their office.  The benefit of investment in legal technology for offices is immense because of the ability to generate a work product at a faster rate for a lower cost to the professional office and the client. The rise…

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KatieDay

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2016 Ms. JD Fellows

Ms. JD has awarded Fellowships to 15 law students. Fellows were selected based on their academic performance, leadership, and dedication to advancing the status of women in the profession.  The winners reflect a full range of diverse interests and backgrounds, with women pursuing opportunities in public interest, academia, and private sector in every region of the country.   The 2016 Ms. JD Fellowship Winners are: Céline Aka, Washington University School of Law Sarah June Benjamin, Washington College of Law Shoshana Brown, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Ally Chiu, Harvard Law School Marina Gatto, UCLA School of Law Hunter Glenn,…

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Kristine_Cherek

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Be Like Elle Woods

If You Could Do Anything You Wanted (Career-Wise), What Would It Be?  Would you be confident enough to believe you could do it?  Would you be fearless enough to try?  For me, it all started when my husband received one of those “too good to pass up” job opportunities.  The problem was that it required a move to the other side of the country, far away from my clients and my career.  Being equal spouses with equally important careers, we had been committed to remaining in our Midwestern city.  But even I had to admit this one was different.    A…

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Bernadette

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Virtual Reality law clinic on July 12th from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

A colleague on my NYC Bar Committee on Women in the Legal Profession shared this event with me, please share with your networks if you are interested in learning about this HOT TOPIC. Note that privacy is one of the most-sought after skills for lawyers these days. Why not join? Event Description VR Law Clinic A Workshop Addressing the Legal Questions of Innovators and Entrepreneurs Working with Virtual Reality Technologies    Are you in the process of (or considering) developing a virtual reality-related technology, or starting up a company to commercialize it? Have you considered all of the practical legal…

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Some Important Steps We Should Follow To Write A Definition Essay

A systematic approach is required in writing a definition essay and it is very important that the writer comprehends the topic in its entirety and follow the basic steps to keep it more meaningful and up to the mark. To write an effective essay, it is truly supportive to follow some important  steps, that are discussed as follows. Define the context of the essay: When writing an essay the first thing you have to do is to define the context of writing an essay. Your writing will be appreciated by all when it justifies its context which may include certain…

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6 Simple Steps to Acquire Probate

What is probate? Have you ever thought what happens to the assets of a person when he or she dies? The answer is simple - his/her property is probated and the will is vested in the trustee. You might be asking, what is probate. Probate is the transferring of person's possession after they die. Part of this legal process is verifying whether the will of the deceased person is genuine or not. Probate judges the validity of asseveration and demands made against the property done by the inheritors and beneficiaries. It involves distributing the possession and property in the trustee.…

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Lawyering in the Tech World

By Paul Freiberger When people think of lawyers working in tech, especially lawyers who entered the profession with the goal of a tech-centric career, they tend to picture people who came to the law through the technology portal. The quintessential example – perhaps the stereotype – is the MIT graduate who majored in electrical engineering and has made law school part of a journey that leads inevitably back to tech. It’s a career path that parallels the path of a doctor or nurse who adds a JD in order to specialize in medical malpractice or to bring the legal perspective…

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