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Author Archives: Maureen Edobor

Is confidence more important than competence?

“The Confidence Code,” written by journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, holds itself out to be a handbook for women living in a professional world where bald self-assurance outweighs competence and outspoken men are more valuable to the workplace than ...

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Reflections on Women’s History Month

Last month I attended a wonderful Women’s History Month lecture titled “Political Involvement: Why It’s Important & How to Do It,” sponsored by the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, the Monumental Bar Association and the historical committee of the Bar ...

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Been dissed? Remain mindful and don’t take it personally!

A couple of weeks ago, I left the courtroom after a contentious hearing only to overhear opposing counsel bloviating, quite loudly, to her client about my litigation strategy. Reeling, I walked over to opposing counsel and requested that she refrain ...

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Chic, practical handbags and briefcases to streamline your life

It’s 30 minutes before the call of the docket and you’re fumbling with your phone, keys, case files and miscellaneous personal items, wishing you had been more practical and purchased a bag or briefcase that could easily store everything. Or ...

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You are only in competition with yourself

“If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl; but by all means keep moving.” —Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s closing remarks from his Founder’s Day address at Spelman College on April 10, 1960, ...

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