For Women in Law By Women in Law

The format of our Blog is unique. It was created as a place to ask questions and to read real-life stories to learn and grow from. Our advisors have a wonderful mix of experience and are eager to share their insights on the issues women in the profession face and the topics many do not feel comfortable broaching. Step into our Blog and learn how to enhance your career and personal – and professional – lives.

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“…how you do anything, is how you do everything.”

“The #1 piece of advice I have been given, well actually it‘s more of an adage but one I have followed, is ‘how you do anything, is how you do everything’. I apply this adage in my life both personally and professionally. I think it’s a good quote to keep in mind when you are starting the practice of law and your colleagues and opposing lawyers are just getting to know you and your work.” – Mandeep Gill, Life in Law Advisor and Lawyer at Harper Grey LLP One of our past posts to the Dear LiL blog addressed the user-submitted concern, “Dear LiL – I feel like I am being judged by my bosses/co-workers when I must leave work early, or arrive late, in order to facilitate childcare / child activities.” Read Mandeep’s helpful response here.

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Diversity: Let’s Broaden Our Perspective

Diversity is such an important topic. What does it really mean to be diverse and how can we as individuals and law firms address inequities in the practice of law? I recently read what I think is a profoundly important article authored by Andreina Varela-Taylor entitled Diversity: More Than Ticking Boxes published by the CBA. I wanted to share this article with our LiL readers because it provides a stark reminder that the work toward diversity and equality is nowhere near over.

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Guest Blogger and Harper Grey Associate, Nicola Virk, relays her reactions and takeaways from watching the Netflix Miniseries “When They See Us” created, co-written and directed by Ava DuVernay

This disturbing four part series follows the true stories of Korey Wise (16-years old), Kevin Richardson (14-years old), Antron McCray (15-years old), Yusef Salaam (15-years old), and Raymond Santana (14-years old) as they are wrongfully accused, convicted and imprisoned for the violent rape and assault of a white woman in Central Park, New York in 1989.

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Guest Blogger, Cheryl D’Sa shares insight on how maintaining professional relationships and friendships are effective strategies for building a personally fulfilling career.

I am very pleased to share my insights on how maintaining professional relationships and friendships are effective strategies for building a personally fulfilling career and hope that you find my thoughts helpful. We often hear the phrase it takes a village in relation to raising a child. I also think it takes a village to have a happy career in law. And I am using the word happy as opposed to successful because I don’t believe that success guarantees happiness. We often talk about mentors and champions, which you need. But very often, your mentors and champions tend to be more senior than you are. Mentors and champions have made a huge difference for me, but just as important, if not more, have been my friends in law.

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Awe, shucks – Life in Law secures third award for website design.

We did it again!  We’ve just learned that we are the recipients of an InterActive Media Award Best in Class Award for the LiL website. Combined with the Platinum Hermes Creative Award and the Gold MarCom Award – it’s a trifecta of recognitions – and delightfully rare! Each of these awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. We’re overwhelmed, but in an amazing kind of way. The LiL website was designed by the in-house Marketing team at Harper Grey LLP along with the entire LiL brand identity. Our intuitive website has made it possible for us to connect and grow the Life in Law community and we are so very pleased with the recognition it has received.

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