KatieDay

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Sparking a Change: Women in IP Law feat. Biana Borukhovich

When I started law school I knew I wanted to be involved in Intellectual Property law, but I'd be lying if I said the thought of entering a male-dominated industry wasn't intimidating. The more I got involved with IP law, the more I realized that there were amazing women in the field who had achieved great successes and paved a way for women to follow. They served as an inspiration to me, and I hope through this Sparking a Change series, they can serve as an inspiration to you. I'm excited to introduce Biana Borukhovich, an attorney from New York who focuses…

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annajo

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Networking & Mentoring: Tips For Female Law Professionals

A strong mentor and solid networking skills are essential to the success of any new or inexperienced attorney.  Due to the predominantly male environment found in many law practices, a strong professional network, and a knowledgeable mentor can mean the difference between success and failure for a young female attorney. Countless issues can arise within the first year in the profession, and a competent mentor will provide sound guidance.  Office politics, gender disparagement in the workplace, career planning, and another ethical issue that are bound to arise in this cut-throat profession.  Take a look at a few tips that will…

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melissa_v_burns

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Get an Edge in Your Attorney Career Using the Tech Power

The fields of law and law enforcement have been dominated by men for centuries. Today, the situation is starting to change, but there is no arguing the fact that males are still at an advantage in these particular industries. Therefore, a woman must use all tools available to achieve maximum efficiency in her chosen profession, and this is where modern technology can help. Tech innovation is making its way into all areas of life, including law and law enforcement. There are startups, software solutions, and gadgets that help solve crimes, punish criminals, and get restitution for the victims. Whether you…

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nicolemoriniere

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Lawyers can be techies, too: An Introduction to Legal Tech

First things first, what is legal tech? Originally, the term referred to the technology and software tools, products, and services targeted at or created for the practice of law, namely law firms (such as e-discovery or matter and practice management, and including well-known companies such as Lexis Nexis and WestLaw). A new generation of companies is now changing this definition to include companies focusing on disrupting the practice of law and innovating in the legal industry, much like startups in other industries such as education or healthcare. Why should law students or practicing lawyers care about legal tech? Legal tech…

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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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