I am very pleased to announce that I have been nominated for the Ms. JD “Sharing Her Passion” Award. It is a great honor for me to have the Best Friends at the Bar project recognized in this way.
As you know, helping young women lawyers achieve their professional goals is my passion and is the reason I founded the Best Friends at the Bar project in 2006. My mission of helping young women meet the challenges of their careers and balance the demands of their professional and personal lives is a key component of the project, and being recognized by peers for that work is so gratifying.
It is very appropriate that the award is sponsored by Ms. JD. This excellent mentoring program was started by young women law students from leading US law schools (including my own) to help women lawyers and law students meet the challenges of a male-dominated profession. The need for such an organization is great, and Ms. JD has been very successful in its mission. In only a few years, Ms. JD has grown in stature and is recognized throughout the legal profession for its work in promoting women in the law. I have had the pleasure of participating in Ms. JD events, and many of my blogs are reprinted on the Ms. JD web site.
I hope that I will be successful in receiving the award. Thank you to the award nominator, Amy Yeung, assistant general counsel at ZeniMax. I have had the pleasure of mentoring Amy from the first years of her practice, and I have applauded her rapid rise in the profession. Thank you also to the very impressive group of experienced lawyers who supported my nomination with their letters of recommendation and their encouragement.
Please keep your fingers crossed that the Best Friends at the Bar project will be victorious when the “Sharing Her Passion” award is announced at the Ms. JD Annual Conference at the University of Texas Law School on February 20, 2014. Recognition at that level will help assure that the Best Friends at the Bar program continues to serve many other young women lawyers and their professional needs.