Teaching law students to blog : Interview of Law Professor Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein
I had the good fortune to meet Silvia Hodges Silverstein via blogging and social media, first, and then in person earlier this year at ReInvent Law in New York City.
Dr. Hodges Silverstein (@SilviaHodges) researches, publishes, teaches, and speaks on topics related to corporate procurement of legal services, as well as law firm management and change in law firms. She’s not only been studying client purchasing decisions for over a decade, it was the topic of her PhD.
Dr. Hodges Silverstein is the Founder & Executive director at Buying Legal Council and teaches courses in law firm management and law firm marketing as a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School and as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School.
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Resume Tips: Quantify Your Accomplishments and List Quirky Interests
By: Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal
Did you write articles on the law? Have you won some awards? Listing those accomplishments on your resumé, without quantifying them, aren’t likely to spur a hiring manager’s interest, according to a Forbes contributor.
The Forbes article, written by a Google employee, offers some examples. Instead of saying you wrote articles on entrepreneurship and technology, try this: “Wrote 8 articles on entrepreneurship and technology, generating 107,000 page views, 8,003 likes, and 3,723 tweets.”
And if you won an award, put it in perspective, the article says. Instead of saying “accepted into Johnny Appleseed Management Program,” try this instead: “Accepted into Johnny Appleseed Management Program (9 percent admit rate, Granny Smith University selects 50 students per year).”
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Filipino Lawyers of Washington (“FLOW”) Offering $500-$3000 Scholarships, Apply Now!
Each year, the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (“FLOW”) awards up to 3 scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000 to law students in the Pacific Northwest. The scholarships are intended to recognize law students who have demonstrated significant commitment to community service, particularly service to the Filipino/Filipino American community. You need not be of Filipino ethnicity to apply.
Deadline: Applications must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday September 27, 2014 5pm PST.
Click here for the application information.
Combatting LGBT Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession: Webinar
Cosponsored by the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity & ABA Law Practice Management Division
September 16, 2014
1:00 – 2:30 PM, EST
While many may think there are high percentages of LGBT individuals in the legal profession, the reality is still much different. LGBT individuals are less likely to go to law school than their straight peers and less likely to remain in the legal profession. Why is this? What are some of the ways to address these issues? Many think that implicit bias may be one of the main factors. Implicit bias – unconscious stereotyping and prejudice that impacts perceptions of and behaviors toward social groups – is receiving increased attention in the scientific and legal communities.
This interactive webinar will explore implicit bias in the legal profession, ask why LGBT individuals struggle against implicit bias both before and after securing legal employment, and how individuals (both straight and LGBT) can work to be better allies toward their LGBT coworkers. Our speakers will provide background on social science methodologies with respect to implicit bias generally, as well as some current issues specific to implicit bias toward LGBT persons. There will be a discussion on the effects of implicit bias in employment and the consequences on the careers of LGBT lawyers. Our speakers will share personal experiences and offer practical suggestions for combating implicit bias and becoming a better ally in the both the legal and broader employment community.
Click here to register for the webinar online.