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PROPEL-ing women in the law with Ms. JD in Chicago

Raychelle Tasher
Raychelle Tasher greets a student during the diversity roundtable event during the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Next month, Ms. JD will host its Ninth Annual Conference on Women in the Law, “P.R.O.P.E.L,” Promoting Retention Opportunity Partnership Excellence and Leadership in Chicago.

We invite law students and young lawyers to attend the Ms. JD Honors Reception on Thursday, March 2 at Jenner & Block LLP. Ms. JD is proud to continue honoring exceptional women and men making contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession through Ms. JD Honors. The Ms. JD Honors Reception will take place in connection with Ms. JD’s annual conference, #MsJDPROPEL. The Ms. JD Honors awards will celebrate those who demonstrate passion for their careers and share that passion with other men and women. The full list of awards can be found here.

Our Ms. JD Honors Reception keynote speaker will be Laurie N. Robinson Haden, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of CBS Corporation and Founder & CEO, Corporate Counsel Women of Color! Read more about Mrs. Robinson Haden here.

On Friday, March 3, at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, the full-day annual conference features a culmination of Ms. JD’s national programming, bringing aspiring and early career women lawyers from legal markets around the country together for a summit on the progress and remaining challenges for women in the profession.

This year’s panels include topics such as international law, police power, running for office, intersectionality, and much more! Our lunch keynote features Amazon’s Kelly Jo MacArthur, Vice President of Legal, and Lia Moeser, Corporate Counsel!

For a full conference agenda, and to purchase tickets, click here! We hope to see you in Chicago!

More news from Ms. JD

Applications for the 2017 Ms. JD Fellowship are now being accepted. The fellowship is Ms. JD’s program to promote mentoring and professional development.  Each spring, Ms. JD selects a group of outstanding second year law students as recipients.

In addition to receiving financial support and invitations to ABA and Ms. JD events, each recipient is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Margaret Brent Award honorees, Spirit of Excellence Award recipients, and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners.

Applications are due Friday, March 31.


ABA Law Student Division The Law Student Division empowers law student by providing them with meaningful connections to practicing professionals, job resources, relevant programming, and practical skills competitions. We represent the law student community by advocating for policies that improve legal education, champion diversity, and strengthen public service.