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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esther1578

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Patricia Garcia Rodriguez, human rights attorney

Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Patricia Garcia Rodriguez, a human rights lawyer.   I enjoyed learning about her interesting work. Could you please provide a brief summary of your professional background? My name is Patricia Garcia Rodriguez and I am an international lawyer, specialized and expert on Business and Human Rights. I am originally from Spain, but I came to New York in 2012 to get my Masters degree in International Legal Studies at New York University School of Law. I initially began my career as a legal associate in one of the Spanish leading law firms (http://www.cuatrecasas.com).…

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Lina_Barb

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Beyond Talent: Interview with Genelle Ng, Legal Counsel @ Twitter

This month, we wanted to provide the Ms. JD audience with insight on what it’s like to work in-house. To do so, Lina reached out to Genelle Ng, Legal Counsel at Twitter, for an interview. Lina met Genelle through their involvement with the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (APABA-SV), where Genelle served as President in 2013. Genelle graciously set aside time out of her hectic schedule to meet with Lina at the headquarters of Twitter to answer questions and offer some perspective. (Genelle was interviewed by a former Ms. JD writer in 2011 when she was still a…

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Passion Forward: What Gloria Borges Taught Us About Finding Our Community

Editor's Note: We were saddened to learn of our friend Gloria Borge's recent passing. Many of Ms. JD's community first met Gloria when she keynoted our 2011 Annual Conference in Los Angeles. What follows is a draft of Gloria's speech from that conference. Gloria's funeral will be held this Saturday. To learn more about Gloria or the incredible foundation she founded, the WunderGlo Foundation, click here. Thank you so much for your introduction, Elizabeth, and thank you to Ms.JD for giving me the honor and the opportunity to celebrate with you all on your 5 year anniversary.I distinctly remember when Elizabeth invited…

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Susan Smith Blakely

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Best Friends at the Bar: Join Me at the 2013 Georgetown Law Women’s Forum

It is becoming very clear that women are an unstoppable force, which will be changing the face of business in America and in the world in the next several decades.  The changes are already taking place and have caught the attention of commenters worldwide, including the participants and attendees at the most recent conferences of the prestigious World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  As noted at those events, the number of women world leaders and women business entrepreneurs is on the rise, and women, from large corporate C-Suite members in the developed world to small business owners in the far corners…

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Supporting Malala Yousafzai‏

Editor's Note: This post was submitted by Ms. JD Founder Elizabeth Pederson. It is 2012, and we still live in a world where a 14-year-old is targeted by terrorists and shot in the head for the “radical” position that girls should go to school. This position was so controversial that when she first began blogging for the BBC about her life as a Pakistani schoolgirl at the age of eleven, Malala Yousafzai had to write under a fake name. It seems unfathomable, but sixty-seven percent of women in Pakistan have never attended school. Worldwide, women still comprise two-thirds of illiterate…

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jessie

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Leadership in a Diverse World

Join 85 Broads, Ms JD and White & Case's Women's Initiative for a conversation with Laura Liswood, author of The Loudest Duck. Laura Liswood is a noted author, co-founder and Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders, as well as Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs.  Thursday, June 24, 2010  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm    White & Case LLP 701 Thirteenth Street, NW   Laura’s latest book The Loudest Duck dives into the many aspects of diversity in the ever-expanding, increasingly global workplace. Through practical stories, cultural anecdotes and personal experiences, Laura explains how to ensure a fair and level playing…

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spencerl

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My Life at a Big Firm:  The First Three Weeks

My name is Laura, and I recently started at Bryan Cave LLP in St. Louis, Missouri. Bryan Cave has over 800 attorneys in 15 offices worldwide, the largest office being in St. Louis with around 275 attorneys. My summer class consists of 22 other summer associates from a variety of schools. All of these numbers totaled up to one feeling the night before I started: utter panic. How was I going to fit in? How was I going to keep track of things like client matter numbers and billable hours? What are client matter numbers and billable hours?! I was…

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