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More Help for Women in the Profession

The issue of retaining women in the legal profession is a recurring theme, one that we've posted about at Legal Blog Watch here and here. Today I've discovered a new project -- Ms. JD -- which endeavors to address the issue of women in the legal profession and "change the face of the legal profession.

According to its mission statement, Ms. JD was formed in response to the rates "at which women opt out of the legal profession," as well as the lack of representation of women in the upper echelons of the profession. To address these problems, Ms. JD will be an online community that provides a forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers. In addition:

Ms. JD seeks to improve the experiences of women in law school and the legal profession. Obstacles to equal participation hinder not only women in the law but also their colleagues, clients, children, and communities. Ms. JD consequently strives to give voice to why it matters that women continue to face these barriers. In doing so, Ms. JD spreads the word: women’s victories are everyone’s victories.

As one of its first events, Ms. JD is sponsoring a national conference at Yale Law School on March 31, 2007, on What does it mean to be Ms. JD?

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on March 15, 2007 at 06:04 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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