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Summer Fashion for New Interns: dos & don’ts

I always am hesitant to talk about clothing and young women. I just think finger-wagging about what women in their 20s wear is such a slippery slope that leads to micro-managing, is patronizing, and just a ball of trouble. And also the older I get, the more bitter I would look going around talking about… Continue reading Summer Fashion for New Interns: dos & don’ts

Legal Practice · Work Life Balance

Get It Together: Must-Have Items for your Law Office

I have been in my the same little office space for four years now, and have very slowly acquired some must-haves to make things more bearable at work. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job but it’s still a job, you know? I spend most of my time at my desk, in my office,… Continue reading Get It Together: Must-Have Items for your Law Office

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Summertime and Your Executive Presence

We have spoken before about executive presence and one of the prongs to forming a good reputation as a leader involves your looks. Making sure you look appropriate goes beyond just looking nice, but rather it helps increase your gravitas by showing colleagues and partners that you have enough insight and judgment to do what’s… Continue reading Summertime and Your Executive Presence

Issues · Law School

Summer Dress Code: Looking the Part as a Student Intern

When you’re new to the legal profession one of the surprising things can be just how conservative it really is–and I don’t mean politically speaking, rather how stuffy, traditional, and serious it can be (especially in firms). So it can take time to get used to understanding the business etiquette and expectations when you’re beginning… Continue reading Summer Dress Code: Looking the Part as a Student Intern

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Cultural Conflict: Finding the Balance between Keeping it Real and Selling Out

One of the my favorite IG pics is Kermit, reminding us that we can all turn hood if we need to—and even for those of us that didn’t grow up “hood,” as people of color, we code-switch all the time. When we decide to play the game of being an attorney/joining a professional field we… Continue reading Cultural Conflict: Finding the Balance between Keeping it Real and Selling Out

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Throwback–Posts You May Have Missed in Our First Year

For those new followers (or just for those that would like a refresher), here are some of the earlier posts from Latinas Uprising that are worth a revisit–especially as a new school year starts and many others will begin new jobs in the weeks to come! How would you/do you react when you’re mistaken (sometimes… Continue reading Throwback–Posts You May Have Missed in Our First Year

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Law Student & the Power Suit: Picking the Right Business Suit for Law School

So no one gets too happy at the thought of a new school year, but for those that are starting law school this year it can actually feel a little exciting! Plus, it’s the start of school supplies season and that’s always a good thing (I seriously have a planner problem, in that I constantly… Continue reading Law Student & the Power Suit: Picking the Right Business Suit for Law School

Legal Practice · Work Life Balance

Summer Fashion Dos and Dont’s for Male Attorneys

I hate fashion advice that the status quo issues down to women.  As if we’re too stupid to recognize what is appropriate or not.  Or worse, sexualizing our clothing to diminish our capacity.  Yes, her heels are high, but let’s not call them “prostitute shoes,” because, sorry to break it to you, but even sex… Continue reading Summer Fashion Dos and Dont’s for Male Attorneys