Women in Law

This week we’re hearing from guest writer Stephanie Nweke about five black lawyers you may not have heard about but who have had a big impact on the legal world. Black History Month is a time of celebration of the stride black people have made and continue to make in this country. But, the celebration { Continue Reading } The post 5 Black Lawyers You Didn’t Know Changed History appeared first on The Girl’s Guide
This week we welcome back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt to talk about some advantages to being a woman in the legal field. As women, we constantly hear about all of the reasons why the legal profession can be difficult. Clients assume we’re not tough. We have to earn clients’ respect. We have to earn the respect of our { Continue Reading } The post Why Being A Woman In Law Is An Advantage appeared first on The Girl’s
This week we welcome back guest writer Shirlene Armstrong to talk about starting out as a new lawyer and working from home in the age of COVID-19. If someone told me that I would spend my first year in practice working from home for numerous weeks (potentially months), I would think they were trying to pull my leg. However, this is the reality that we are living in. I have been working from home for…
This week we welcome back guest writer Christen Morgan to discuss some well-known female role models and what lessons we can learn from them. Woman; the epitome of strength, resilience, courage and empathy in human form. The personification of power and perseverance and if we’re keeping it all the way real, the backbone behind movements that have { Continue Reading } The post Three Women Who Are a Reminder That You Can Persevere appeared first on The
This week we welcome back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt to talk about how to achieve career success. With everything you have to worry about while in law school, it’s sometimes hard to lose sight of the fact that you’re going to law school for the express purpose of getting a job after graduation, presumably in the legal field. { Continue Reading } The post Three Keys To Career Success appeared first on The Girl’s Guide to Law School®
This week we welcome back guest writer and tutor Ariel Salzer to talk about staying on top of your finances during the coronavirus pandemic. I was talking with a friend from college the other day and I asked her how she is coping with the Coronavirus lockdown. “Not so bad, actually! Now is a great time to get your { Continue Reading } The post Easy Steps You Can Take to Get Your Finances in Order During Covid-19 appeared…
This week we welcome back guest writer Mark Livingston to talk about his path to becoming an attorney after another career. During the 20th Century, it was common for people to have one job for a lifetime. People would begin working for one company, and decades later, retire from that same company with a gold { Continue Reading } The post Changing Paths: Becoming an Attorney as a Second Career appeared first on The Girl’s
This week we welcome guest writer and tutor Ariel Salzer to talk about disconnecting somewhat from media coverage of the coronavirus. “The Coronavirus,” “COVID-19,” “the Rona” if you’re trying to make light of things, or, even scarier, just “the virus”… It’s all anyone is talking about. And it makes sense, right? We are worried—worried for our friends and { Continue Reading } The post Doing a COVID-19 Media Diet appeared first on The Girl’s Guide to Law School®
This week we welcome back guest writer Stephanie Nweke to talk about learning to become a better communicator, a crucial skill for any lawyer. “Communication” is a word we throw around all the time, especially when it comes to the job search. At one point, I used to think that communication meant my ability to get { Continue Reading } The post Being a More Effective Communicator appeared first on The Girl’s Guide to Law School®
This week we welcome back guest writer Briana Borgolini to talk about how to decide what kind of law you want to eventually practice. Of the many challenges law school presents, identifying which area of the law you’re interested in can be one of the largest. While some students may come to law school knowing what type of law they want to practice, many students won’t have a great idea of their exact interests. Further, interests…