kmcclellan

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This is the best career advice I ever received

The best career advice I ever received came from Oprah Winfrey. It was 2013 and I was a producer on her multi-city, nationwide “Live Your Best Life” tour that traveled from the East Coast, to the West Coast, to the Midwest, and to the South. There was a powerful moment in the show when Oprah described a series of events in her life that turned out to be life-changing strokes of luck. Her point, summed up in a single phrase, was that “No experience is ever wasted.” She went on to explain that every job she ever had, every person…

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Kristine_Cherek

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It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

First, let me check my privilege at the door.  I am a college-educated, white, married suburbanite.  I was lucky enough to have been born to parents who value education and who could afford to pay for mine.  I live in a golf course community in a beachside town.  I drive my European SUV to the law school where I teach.  No, I do not consider myself to be disadvantaged by any definition of the word.  But in the view of many, I am not just disadvantaged.  I am less than equal simply because of my gender.  When I entered the…

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Marybeth.Herald

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Your Brain, Law School, and Law Practice:  Mind Your Stress Levels

I invited you in January to get to know your brain better.  If you have been following my relationship guide this year, you may know a bit more about how your brain learns, thinks fast, acts out of habit, and buckles under situational pressure.   But it is December – my last post -  and we have only scratched the surface of that complex jumble of neurons. Yikes, under this time pressure, I better get to an important subject – stress.  Stress and the Law Exams, deadlines, and holiday pressures, not to mention events in the larger universe can cause feelings…

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Marybeth.Herald

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Your Brain, Law School, and Law Practice:  Be Aware of Your Surroundings at All Times

“Candid camera,” a television show started in 1948, was a forerunner of modern intrusive media.  The concept was simple.  The show’s producers ambushed and filmed ordinary people in embarrassing situations to the delight of a television audience.  Looking at human behavior in the wild often is both funny and insightful.  The show caught humans being human.  Many such shows are common now and indeed, reality television has made a fortune from the seemingly inexplicable desire of some people to voluntarily showcase a host of their behavioral flaws to a home viewing audience.       But back to the simpler times…

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Kristine_Cherek

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“Locker Room Talk” Is Not Just Talk

As a former “big firm” attorney and the former General Counsel of a privately-held corporation, I built my career in a male-dominated world.  Like many women of my 40-something generation I’ve experienced my share of sexism, bias, and exclusion.  I got used to people assuming I was a secretary or paralegal just because I am female.  I’ve been called sweetheart, girl, little lady, and a variety of other demeaning terms.  I learned to ignore the occasional lewd joke or crass comment.  I cringed when my colleagues referred to a young female intern as “the body” rather than by her name. …

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Women & Money: How Powerful Women Lawyers Make Strong Financial Decisions

Regisration in advance is required to attend a penultimate session on Women & Money. It's never too early to start thinking about marriage, children, divorce, estate planning. Why not learn from the best? Women & Money: How Powerful Women Lawyers Make Strong Financial Decisions when it comes to marriage, divorce & estate planning—meet Vikki Ziegler, the star of Bravo TV’s series “Untying the Knot” and Lori Anne Douglass, who will show you how NOT to end up like PRINCE with an intestate estate of $350,000,000! Description Consider the following statistics: 92% of women are eager to learn about financial planning;…

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majellap

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Judge Advocates (JAGS):  Are you a real lawyer?  Yes…I am.

I attended my first Ms. JD annual meeting in February 2014 in Austin, Texas along with Major Leticia Soto.   We had a great time and were able to speak to law students who were very curious about serving in the military while practicing law.   With the encouragement of Courtney Gabbara (thank you!) and my leadership I’ve decided to write a blog series about life as a Judge Advocate. When I tell people I’m a Judge Advocate or JAG—some immediately know that I am a lawyer (and reference “A Few Good Men” or the television show “JAG”) and some are puzzled. …

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PURSUE YOUR PASSION

Pursue Your Passion will focus on actionable goals and turning those goals into a professional development plan.  Participants will work alongside trainers to turn their passions into a personal brand by using what they've learned throughout the day.  Goal Setting Lead Trainers:  Anne Collier, Founder & Professional Certified Coach, Arudia Andi Groomes, Partner and Strategic Business Development Coach, Threshold Advisors Manar Sweillam Morales, President & CEO, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance Katie Slater, Professional Coach, Career Infusion Personal Development Lead Trainers: Juliana Ashley, Attorney, Speaker and Career Strategist Amanda C. Ellis, Esq., Vice President of Search, Special Counsel Stephen Fairley, CEO, The Rainmaker Institute Karen Kahn, Founder and Managing…

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Laura Bladow

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Women in the Courtroom: Inside the Jackson vs. AEG Live Trial, a Ms. JD National Programming Event - December 11, 2013

Join us for an interview with key O’Melveny attorneys that served on the recent Jackson vs. AEG Live trial. For those unfamiliar with the trial, Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson, alleged that AEG Live employed an incompetent doctor whose negligence led to her son's death. With parties, witnesses, and issues ripped from music headlines, the Jackson v. AEG Live was one of the most-watched trials of the past year. Panelists include partner Marvin Putnam, and counsel Kathryn Cahan and Jessica Bina Stebbins. The program will offer an inside look at the trial process, discuss the challenges and unique opportunities presented by women in the courtroom, and create a unique opportunity to discuss leadership and…

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Bee345

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Compromising Work and Social Life: Why it Must Happen

The fields of criminal investigations and criminology have grown and expanded in both popularity and demand in recent years.  You may be familiar with recent television programs such as C.S.I., Law & Order and NUMB3RS that have popularized and even glamorized the contribution of crime scene investigations and analysis.  These television series have made DNA evidence, ballistics reports and criminology common terms among a whole new generation of television viewers as well as a potential pool of future Criminology majors, but they seriously downplay the amount of work that goes into compiling a case. They also don’t clue you in to the kinds of…

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