Survey Shows Top Firms For Women Lawyers via Law360
Posted on 08-02-2016 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Andrew Strickler . Law360, New York (July 26, 2016, 11:16 PM ET) -- The percentage of BigLaw management seats and equity partnerships held by women ticked up again last year, according to a survey released Tuesday that named... Read More

June Liebert: Taking The Road Less Traveled
Posted on 04-11-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

If your legal career strays from the traditional path, how should you approach it? The advice from law librarian June Liebert: “I have made some unusual moves in my career, but my focus has always been on learning new skills and finding growth opportunities.” June’s first job after... Read More

Jamie Baker: The Power Within The Pen
Posted on 04-07-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

For Jamie Baker a passion ignites when she writes. Whether on her blog or in the classroom, Jamie educates through personal stories, beliefs and lessons learned. Jamie prefers personal examples to illustrate the type of situation that an attorney might face in practice. She believes personal stories... Read More

President Obama announces Merrick Garland to fill contested Supreme Court vacancy
Posted on 03-16-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

This morning, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland as the nation’s 113th justice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. While much controversy will continue to arise around how the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will treat the President’s nomination, we’ve surfaced relevant... Read More

President Obama Likely to Look to One of These Candidates to Fill Contested Supreme Court Vacancy
Posted on 03-09-2016 by Angela Chmielewski

The unexpected passing of Justice Antonin Scalia , one of the most influential jurists of recent American history, created an immediate vacancy on the Supreme Court and touched off a firestorm of controversy about how the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will treat President Obama’s nomination... Read More

Rainmaking Is within your reach — go get it! 10 Marketing Tips From A Young Partner Perspective
Posted on 10-08-2015 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Richard I. Segal, Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine PL . I am 31 years old and honored to be the youngest partner ever at my law firm. I started practicing law at the age of 23 and am now in my eighth year as a... Read More

Michael Dimino: Applying “The Rules” Both On and Off the Field
Posted on 09-16-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Sports officiating and teaching constitutional law … Two interests that seem like an unlikely combination, but for Michael Dimino, it’s a perfect match. Officiating allows him to be involved with the two sports he loves-hockey and baseball. His role as a constitutional law professor however... Read More

Historical Women Rainmakers
Posted on 08-28-2015 by Chad Troyan

Our Nation’s greatest reoccurring problem: Equality. In fact, throughout history, women and minorities have fought tirelessly to be recognized as equals. And, in today’s society, diversity and inclusion plays a vital role in both the workplace and the community. As our country struggles to... Read More

Elise Klein: An unusual experience from a top civil and appellate litigator & LexisNexis® author
Posted on 08-26-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Litigation isn’t the most quiet and civilized activity. Have you ever wondered what crazy things litigators have experienced? For Elise Klein, a no. 2 pencil is the lead culprit. My most memorable negative experience as a practicing attorney was when another lawyer threw a pencil at me in a deposition... Read More

Chilton Varner: Legal trailblazer and women’s rights activist
Posted on 08-26-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Chilton Varner has been a trailblazer throughout her career as a litigator. Still, Chilton certainly couldn’t have imagined the storied 30-year career she has had as one of the nation’s top product liability litigators when she started her legal career assisting her husband as he launched... Read More

Joelle Sharman: An all-time memorable moment from this top civil and appellate litigator
Posted on 08-25-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

What inspires someone to pursue a career in the legal field? For attorney Joelle Sharman, growing up watching legal dramas like “L.A. Law” and “Law & Order,” ultimately drove her interest in practicing law. “I thought I wanted to be a prosecutor and specifically spent... Read More

Allison C. Shields: From law student to lawyers’ champion
Posted on 08-23-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

A career after law school doesn’t always mean arguing in front of a courtroom or pushing papers at a law firm. Instead, law school can lead to other creative outlets and business opportunities. And for Allison C. Shields, owner and creator of Legal Ease Consulting, Inc. , a love of teaching and... Read More

The Glass Ceiling Report of the U.S. legal industry via Law360
Posted on 08-18-2015 by Christina Alge

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Jake Simpson. Women continue to be dramatically underrepresented at every attorney level in the U.S. legal industry, and firms made negligible progress toward gender equality in 2014, according to a Law360 head count survey... Read More

Law360 Survey Results: Who Bears Brunt Of Law's Heavy Workload, Women or Men?
Posted on 08-18-2015 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe. Female lawyers work on average four more hours a week than their male counterparts do, are more likely to not have children and are vastly more likely to work part time or leave the profession altogether once they... Read More

Law Firm Biases Continue To Thwart Women: But Why? Unconscious Bias
Posted on 08-18-2015 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Melissa Maleske. U.S. law firms are not hiring or promoting more female attorneys than they were a year ago, a failure that everyone from in-house attorneys to BigLaw bosses says can only change when the industry confronts... Read More

Female, Minority Lawyers: Moving the "diversity needle" in the legal world
Posted on 08-18-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Andrew Strickler. U.S. law firms moved the diversity needle last year and reversed a trend of shrinking female-associate representation, the National Association for Law Placement said in a report released Tuesday. According... Read More

Female Attorneys: 5 Tips to Help "Make It Rain" via Law360
Posted on 08-18-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Erin Coe. Female attorneys face institutional and personal challenges to becoming rainmakers at their law firms, but experts say that by developing potential clients early in their careers, zeroing in on a niche focus, and... Read More

Susan B. Anthony's suffrage speech: 1 of the Top 10 greatest speeches
Posted on 06-18-2015 by Tracie Morris

History has given us countless memorable speeches (and no I’m not talking about the speech from ‘Independence Day’). From Fredrick Douglas to Abraham Lincoln these speeches have served as benchmarks of history. According to Time here are the top 10 greatest speeches and their most memorable... Read More

First female lawyer, Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood admitted before SCOTUS in 1879. How are you standing out to be ahead of the curve?
Posted on 03-03-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

More than 185 years ago, female rainmaker Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood is another illustration that we should always stand up for what we believe. On March 3, 1879, Belva became the first woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; however, this accomplished, early feminist was not only the... Read More

Your dreams … it’s never too late: 73-year-old pursues law degree. What are you doing to #BeUnprecedented™?
Posted on 12-29-2014 by Chad Troyan

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot Have you ever found yourself in a place or at an event where you are definitely the outlier ; the one many would pick if asked which of these don’t belong? Jim Edwards, 73, lives this everyday as he attends... Read More

Joan Heifetz Hollinger: An “outspoken advocate” for children and families
Posted on 12-15-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Joan Heifetz Hollinger has always fought for the rights of others. Early in her career, Joan championed civil rights as a lobbyist for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.This fuel to secure equal opportunity and full citizenship for others spurred Joan to pursue a lifelong... Read More

How the co-author of Milgrim on Trade Secrets started his career. What are you doing to #BeUnprecedented?
Posted on 11-30-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Forget Legos and comic books. For intellectual property attorney Eric Bensen, legal details have always sparked his interest, even as a child. “I was always interested in the law,” Eric said. “Even as a kid, I used to look for articles about recent court decisions in the paper.”... Read More

How a childhood summer vacation sparked a lawyer’s dedicated passion for the environment
Posted on 11-17-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

“It’s funny how you fall into the things in your life.” New York City Council Legislative Attorney Cullen Howe let his interests guide him in his career practicing environmental law. While growing up, Cullen and his family took summer vacations to National Parks, igniting his passion... Read More

Anne Gilson LaLonde: A trademark attorney who uses her passion for language to fuel her writing during #NaNoWriMo
Posted on 11-03-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Recently, Gilson on Trademarks was cited 4 times in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision B&B Hardware, Inv. vs Hargis Industries Inc. regarding Trademark Trial and Appeal Board procedure; however, for author Anne Gilson LaLonde she now finds herself holed up in the snows of Vermont, and she's... Read More

Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Ogletree Deakins' Melissa Bailey
Posted on 10-28-2014 by Vanessa Lloyd

Melissa A. Bailey is a member in Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC's Washington , D.C., office. She serves on the firm's board of directors and practices in the workplace safety practice group. Prior to her election to the board, she served as the managing shareholder of the firm’s... Read More