KatieDay

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Ms. JD is excited to announce the 2017 Ms. JD Honors Awardees!

Sharing Her Passion Award - To a woman who has practiced for more than ten years who is inspiring younger women lawyers through sponsorship, mentorship, and sharing her passion for the practice. Awardee: Jessica Brown Women's Strength in Numbers Award - To two or more women who have partnered with one another to create a unique program, business, or organization. Awardees: Keli Knight, Yondi Morris & Jessica Reddick, the Founders, Owners and Partners of Knight, Morris & Reddick (KMR) Law Group and KMR Legal Staffing Road Less Traveled Award - To a woman who is using her J.D. in a unique, non-traditional, way to pursue an issue…

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hheapbaldwin

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Ms. JD NWLSO Leadership Council Vice Chair Hitomi Heap-Baldwin

Greetings, Ms. JD readers! My name is Hitomi Heap-Baldwin and I am currently serving as the Vice Chair for Ms. JD's inaugural NWLSO Leadership Council. I am a third year law student at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and here are 15 things you probably did not know about me: I served as president of my law school’s Ms. JD chapter in my 2L year. The board and I focused on creating panels, mentorship programs, and networking events that centered intersectionality and women empowering each other. It was easily the most rewarding position…

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melissa_v_burns

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Talk Is Cheap… Or Is It? How Facebook Content Can Lead to Legal Action

Since its advent in early 2004, Facebook has become as familiar and as pervasive as the air we breathe – to such an extent that it’s been a ground for public concern for quite a while now, and not just because of self-evident issues like cyber-bullying. Social media, and Facebook, in particular, wield amounts of personal data beyond imagination (and leverage it for their commercial interests, too). The majority of users have no clue as to how far it spreads, and whatever one chooses to share with ‘friends of friends’ can go a long way – and much farther than…

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Desi Lance

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“...and we’ll leave the light on for you.”

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Tom Bodett I can’t believe it has already been a year since I started blogging for Ms. JD. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to share my life and thoughts and interact with other writers and readers. I wanted this last month’s post to be truly special; however, I realized that sometimes the most special things are the most simple. I came across the above quote and I thought it was a…

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Susan Smith Blakely

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Would Mandatory Paid Childcare Leave Make US #1?

I discovered two things today --- seemingly independent but connected, I think.  These things are important for all women, those with children and those who love the children of others, and they are important to me. First of all, I read that the United States of America comes in fourth in terms of being the most desirable country to live on earth.  The first three positions were awarded to Germany, the UK and Canada.  Not bad to be in fourth place, but first place is better.  However, this probably was predictable because the subject of the survey was "quality of…

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AngelaHill

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What Does Donald Trump Think About Female Professionals?

Like him or dislike him, there is a lot to be said about President-Elect Donald Trump. While surprising pollsters and many in the business community, there is no doubt that it has been a tumultuous election year in the United States. It is one that has polarized urban and suburban Americans, arguably contributed to some (what we hope are) misunderstandings along the lines of rights for same-sex partners, and issues of race, income, and religion.  While comments from the new President-Elect have often led to inflammatory interpretations by the media, particularly along the lines of women’s rights (e.g., Planned Parenthood)…

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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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Desi Lance

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The Election Through the Eyes of an Ex-Pat

“It is a bitter-sweet thing, knowing two cultures. Once you leave your birthplace nothing is ever the same.” – Sarah Turnbull, Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris Living abroad during one of the most publicized presidential elections has been quite an experience. Although my friends and family stateside might think that us ex-pats are un-phased by the political bashing and heated arguments, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Typically people can tell right away that I am not from the UK. As soon as I begin speaking I am identified as an American. Generally I am happy for others…

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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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11/18

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Ms. JD Chats: Leveraging Mindfulness to Survive a Sometimes Stressful Season

Join Ms. JD and our experts on Friday, November 18th at 4:00 PM ET to learn more about how leveraging mindfulness can help you thrive. Whether you're a practicing attorney adding the holiday season to your busy days or a student headed into finals, November and December can be a stressful time of year.  Ms. JD is here to help with a set of experts in mindfulness practice.  They'll give you tips and tricks for leveraging mindfulness to help you increase focus and calm, reduce stress, and improve your overall performance!   We will livestream the panel on Ms. JD's YouTube channel.…

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