• Law School,  Legal Practice,  Work Life Balance

    Latina Lawyer Gift Guide 2017

    So I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I totally use the holiday season as an excuse to buy things for myself. Wooops. Secret is out. But I can’t be the only one! In the past, I’ve shared basic/classic items that all new attorneys and law students would like–and those are all still solid choices. But, this year I thought I’d share some of the items that I have been constantly using and that translate into easy gifts for either new attorneys or law students: Statement earrings. I really love statement earrings at the moment. They aren’t too distracting–like some of my noisy statement necklaces, but add so much…

  • Law School,  Legal Practice,  Work Life Balance

    Gift Guide: Pre-Law to Attorneys

    This gift guide is a little more inclusive and also my favorite because it’s less about practicality and more about inspiration.  Can I just say that 1) I have loved discovering new Latina-owned businesses online? Latinas are increasingly more likely to start their own small businesses and the things I see online make it obvious why–such good products!  And 2) it is crazy how adding a few touches of motivation can really inspire you to do work. This gift guide are items that I have found to be inspiring and that I think other Latinas in the Law, whether pre-law or seasoned attorneys, will appreciate.   Kick-ass Tees. I paired…

  • Legal Practice,  Work Life Balance

    Gift Guide: Attorneys

    It’s the holiday season! First, has anyone watched the HBO documentary on Latino music? I watched it a few weeks ago and have such a deep and new appreciation for Jose Feliciano’s Feliz Navidad. Totally didn’t know his journey and the racism he faced, so Feliz Navidad to those that celebrate! Anyway, even if you don’t, it’s always exciting to give and receive gifts. Here are some ideas to get for the attorney in your life (or if you were just recently sworn in: treat yo self!):   Stylish office supplies. I say no to overly feminine office material, but sleek pieces do exist. It may not seem useful but…

  • Law School

    Gift Guide for College Pre-Law Graduates

    Happy Cinco de Cuatro!  Lately, I’ve been starting my days in a much happier tone, and I think that’s because now that it’s getting warmer, I’m actually getting a sliver of real sunlight streaming into my office window. Like actual sun.  I felt it streaming in the other day and was like, what is this?!  Now I’m happy to actually feel sunbeams for a couple of minutes every day #itsthelittlethings. But speaking of things that make me happy: graduations! My family is celebrating a graduate in a couple of weeks and I’m so excited for her!  For those that have grads in their life heading to law school this fall, we’re sharing a…

  • Law School

    Gift Guide for Law School Graduates

    Graduation ceremonies are around the corner!  It’s always so exciting–the Bar is already looming overhead, which can make things tense, but earning a J.D. (and wow, do we earn it!) is an incredible accomplishment! I still remember my graduation very fondly and was so blown away and grateful by how proud my family and friends were of me.  And because my love language is gifts–I was also very happy to receive presents as well. Quite a few items, like my card holder, continue to be things I reach for all the time. If you are planning to give a gift to a law grad, the best options are almost always…

  • Legal Practice,  Work Life Balance

    Gift Guide for New Attorneys

    I love seeing all the status updates on people being sworn-in during this time of the year!  Being admitted to the Bar is always such a special moment, and for us Latinas it’s a hard-won prize.  It’s important to celebrate this milestone and if you have a new attorney in your life (or even one that has been practicing for a few years) the holidays are a perfect time to acknowledge this accomplishment!        Business Card Holder.  A very necessary tool for networking, and a card holder is the best way to keep your cards nice and clean. Giftcards.  Yes, the new attorney may be starting their journey as a young legal…