May 08, 2015
by Alana Bassin
I typically write my blogs about the practice of law and often champion women’s success at doing it all. Not today. Today I’m going to be real and confess the fact that last night I forgot to pick up my 7 year old son from running club after school.
Jul 22, 2014
Courtroom Divas Blog Post by A Summer Associate
The other evening, I met with a few friends after work. Before the food came to the table, the stories started pouring out of people: complex projects, quick turnarounds, and long hours. All of us are going to begin our third and final year of law school this fall – which means this summer we are all interning as summer associates. The firm I am at is busy, sometimes hectic, and requires long hours and hard work. But it is a very engaging environment for a young professional.
Jul 01, 2014
Courtroom Divas Blog Post
The Federal Bar Association is holding its inaugural Women in Law Conference on Power and Progress. This conference will be held on July 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. at the George Washington University Marvin Center. Key note speakers include Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Canada, and Hon. Patricia A. Millett, U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and they will focus on changing the conversation about women in law.
Mar 10, 2014
New reading material from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) awaits me: the 2014 edition of NFPA 921: GUIDE FOR FIRE AND EXPLOSION INVESTIGATIONS. This latest edition promises to strengthen the connection between fire cause and origin investigation and Daubert.
November 14, 2013
I started out writing this blog thinking that I was going to jump on the bandwagon and join the online commentators in criticism of the Clifford Chance female attorney who dared to pass out a memo to her female colleagues giving such basic public-speaking tips as “dress professionally.” I read a piece on the memo that pulled eight lines out of the five-page memo, which they seemed to think were some of the most egregious tidbits, things such as: “No one heard Hillary the day she showed cleavage.” Then I read the actual memo.