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GWAC honors Yaida Ford with Trailblazer of 2018 Award

By Employment Law, litigation, mentorship, negotiation skills for women, professional development, professional networking, women in the law No Comments

On December 9, 2018, the Greater Washington Area Chapter of the Women Lawyer’s Division of the National Bar Association bestowed the prestigious Trailblazer award to three attorneys. One of them was Yaida O. Ford, managing principal of Ford Law Pros P.C. in Washington, D.C.  At the ceremony, Ford spoke of…

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Your Best Mentors May Not Look Like You

By life at the firm, mentorship, networking skills, professional development, professional networking, professional relationships, the grind, women in the law No Comments

After entering private practice I found myself calling upon various attorneys I’d established relationships with throughout my legal career for guidance. Some of them were men, some were women, some were white, some were Black, some were Jewish and so on. I am thankful that I have a tremendous network…

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