alexislamb

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Four Reasons Why Telecommuting Is Better For Women (That Have Nothing To Do With The Mommy Thing)

I’m going to throw out a bold prediction. Working from home is better for women. Especially for women in high-intensity, male-dominated professions, such as law. Here are four reasons why – none of which have anything to do with childcare flexibility. 1.That Hair-and-Makeup Thing.   This morning, I witnessed one of my closest friends (a non-lawyer who works in an executive role at a financial institution in Midtown Manhattan) spend close to an hour on hair and makeup prior to leaving for work. After rising before the sun and disappearing into the bathroom, she sat down next to me on…

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skreed

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Skirting the Ceiling: Hope in the Aftermath of Harvey

To celebrate the end of the first week of school and the start of 2L year, Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston and wreaked widespread havoc on a city that houses a population similar to that of the entire state of Delaware. As a citizen of Houston, I saw firsthand the damage my childhood neighborhood took from a tornado and subsequent flooding that drove thousands from their homes. I watched on the news as flooding caused evacuations, explosions, power outages, and contamination of drinking water due to chemical plant and water treatment plants’ inundation. Each and every day, we woke up news…

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JennifferPickard

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Should a Female Lawyer Be Preferred for Birth-Related Medical Malpractice Cases?

There has always been a disparity in the ratio of women lawyers as against the male ones. Although a steep rise is witnessed in the percentage of women lawyers over the past decade, the latest statistics of the American Bar Association Market Research Department shows that the legal profession is still male-dominated, and women constitute only 36% of the total strength. More women lawyers are needed not only to balance the gender inequality in the profession but also to deal with gender-sensitive cases such as medical malpractices related to injuries during labor and delivery. Here are a few significant aspects…

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smitheylawmd

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Women and the Legal Profession: Four Common Obstacles Faced by Female Lawyers

We say we live in a modern society, but gender inequality is still evident in several professions, including law. According to data published by the American Bar Association's Market Research Department in April 2016, women comprised only 36 percent of legal professionals in the country. Though the number of women is growing in private law firms as well as the judiciary, they don't have equal access to senior positions. The working environment and office hours in most law firms are still more suitable to male lawyers compared to their female counterparts. Women entering the legal profession have to face a…

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skreed

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Blogging as the Bedrock of Modern Society

Salman Rushdie once said, "Two things form the bedrock of any open society-- freedom of expression and the rule of law. If you don't have those things you don't have a free country." I couldn't agree more, but should I ever meet Rushdie, I would point out the interesting and important role blogs play in this powerful dynamic. Blogging is one of the most accessible forms of freedom expression in modern society. A blog is a vehicle for experience, education, awareness, and emotion alike. It allows people to share their experiences and perspectives, listen to one another, and engage with those…

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irenemo

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I Will Rise

Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise - Still I Rise, Maya Angelou Photo credit: Rachel Kramer, https://www.flickr.com/photos/rkramer62/8169654606/ As a young, woman of color entering into the male-dominated legal field, a Donald Trump presidency was my worst nightmare. But as the reality of the elections results washed over me, I realized there is an incredible urgency for me to take control of my future. It is now, more important than ever, time for us to continue a dialogue encouraging women of color to become attorneys. On Tuesday, November 8,…

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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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Kellyn McGee

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Turning the Page: A New Season Forthcoming

As we approach the beginning of the school year, I’m wondering: are these those lazy, hazy, crazy days that we wish will always be here or are they the dog days? A little of both?  Savannah Law School is on a semi-sabbatical, having concluded the summer semester but gearing up for the 1L Orientation happening in a few days.  But even if the activity inside the school is somewhat diminished, outside our walls we are all continuing to do the work of legal education.  Students are completing their externships, internships, and studies abroad.  Organizations are readying their new officers and…

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lawyergirl

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SUPERWOMEN TIPS FOR TAKING THE BAR EXAM

As a second generation lawyer whose father jumped the legendary hurdle of passing the New York Bar the first try, the Bar was quite high for me when taking my Bar exam, even though I was in a land far away, the Commonwealth of Virginia. I did and I did, but I recall that it was as much a question of stamina and personal discipline as much as it was about legal information and knowledge of law. The old adage that Law School has nothing to do with practicing law has, years later, proven to be untrue. Staying awake and using my…

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seairacdaniels14

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Attorneys Across America: Featuring Amy Ismail

From a tiny office in rural Alaska to a skyscraper in Manhattan, from The Sunshine State to The Prairie State, Ms. JD seeks to capture snapshots of successful women attorneys practicing law from sea to shining sea. Ms. JD had a few questions for Amy Ismail who is a an associate at Reid Rubinstein & Bogatz in Las Vegas, Nevada.  1. Where do you practice law? I am an associate with Reid Rubinstein & Bogatz in Las Vegas, Nevada. 2. Describe your legal market. What is the size of the market? How would you describe the culture? Fortunately, Nevada has more jobs…

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