Legal Practice

Where My Ladies At? Being Excluded from Networking Events

One of my fave work related blogs, ask a manager, recently had a post about a work situation that many of us may face. The men, often bosses, networking together in a way that excludes women. This happens a lot, especially in our field. The reason is rarely malicious, but rather some events are “standard”… Continue reading Where My Ladies At? Being Excluded from Networking Events

Issues · Legal Practice

Make Yourself Heard: Increasing Your Skills as a Litgator

This article about a 96 year old judge making a rule to help encourage women attorneys to speak up more often in court is making the rounds. It’s a great piece and great example of how people in power can use their position to make a difference. Lost in the discussion (maybe ironically) is that… Continue reading Make Yourself Heard: Increasing Your Skills as a Litgator

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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

Issues · Work Life Balance

Know Your Worth: Combating the Wage Gap

This piece was originally run on ShopLatinx, but they’re currently under construction, so I thought I’d share it here to raise awareness for Equal Pay Day.  ————————————————————————————————————————— 54 cents. That is how much Latinas earn to the White man’s dollar. Often it is recited that women earn 77 cents, but that is the figure attributed to… Continue reading Know Your Worth: Combating the Wage Gap

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First Impression: What if You’re Not Good Enough?

A few weeks ago I read some reports from the Yellow Paper Series—reports on studies conducted on racism and bias in the legal field.  The report, Written in Black & White, discusses the way implicit bias impacts how supervising attorneys review written assignments by attorneys of color, specifically Black attorneys.  Previous studies have shown that… Continue reading First Impression: What if You’re Not Good Enough?

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Skills Beyond Question: Beating the Imposter Syndrome

I have been writing a few pieces outside of this site lately and have been trying to find the guts to make pitches to “bigger” platforms because there’s a voice in the back of my head that questions my ability to write? And to be honest, I would have taken the leap to do more… Continue reading Skills Beyond Question: Beating the Imposter Syndrome

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Latina Leader: Criminal Defense and Immigration Attorney Latisha Rivera

This is another installment of the series, formerly called Spotlight On! A series where we showcase  Latina lawyers and learn about the successes in their early careers. Today we talk to Latisha Rivera, a criminal defense/immigration attorney based in Baltimore. Now, through our Instagram community, I am privileged to see sneak peeks into the lives of so many… Continue reading Latina Leader: Criminal Defense and Immigration Attorney Latisha Rivera

Issues · Work Life Balance

Why We Talk About Our Struggles

There was a big back and forth online this week about the discussion that took place between Jessica William and Salma Hayek at some like women in Hollywood retreat.  LA Times had a transcript on the event. Essentially, this was a huge, missed opportunity in intersectional feminism. Jessica tried to explain how her identity as… Continue reading Why We Talk About Our Struggles

Law School · Legal Practice

The Vital First Steps to Take to Find Your Mentor

We’ve discussed before how awkward networking can be when you’re new to the profession. We’re told so often to “network!” during school, but it can be a foreign concept. Actually, to me it always felt icky that we’re going to these events to “make contacts,” which is often code for “what can this person do… Continue reading The Vital First Steps to Take to Find Your Mentor