Become a Member of the

Ms. JD Leadership Circle

As Ms. JD embarks upon its 18th year of operations, we remain dedicated to advancing women in the legal profession.  We are committed to providing a diverse range of programs and services that give women opportunities for vital leadership training, professional development, networking, and mentoring. We will continue to design our programs to help women strengthen their skills, build community with others in the legal profession, and promote themselves within the field.

We can build a future full of possibility…together. Please join us in this endeavor by becoming a member of the Leadership Circle.

Ms. JD envisions a world where every woman is afforded the opportunity to design and realize her legal career without limits.

The Ms. JD Leadership Circle recognizes all donors making a gift of $1,000 or more during the fiscal year. This new initiative is intended to provide unrestricted support to the growth and development of the programs and services offered by Ms. JD. 

Leadership Circle members will receive public recognition on Ms. JD’s website,  at our Limitless Awards & Gala and during the annual LaddHer Up retreat.  Visionaries and Champions will be invited to a special VIP event. 

Your generous support will enable Ms. JD to broaden our audience and to create greater impact through our growing program offerings. Read on to see the impact of some of these incredible programs!










Our Impact

Creating a More Accessible Path: In 2023, Ms. JD provided free resources and programs to more than  700 pre-law students, helping them navigate the law school admissions process and prepare to successfully enter law school. We want to help more!

Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders in the Profession: In 2023, Ms. JD supported more than 500 women law students with free and low-cost programs, enabling them to develop critical leadership skills, grow their networks, and enhance their professional development. We want to reach more!

Breaking Barriers Together: Our Fellowship Program has provided more than 180 rising 3L students with mentorship and invaluable opportunities for networking, skill-building, and professional growth. We want to accelerate more!

Transforming Futures: Through the Breonna Taylor and Kenneth Walker Civil Rights Scholarship and the Ms. JD Public Interest Scholarship, we have awarded over 50 women law students with scholarships, enabling them to pursue critical public interest work and opening doors to a successful legal career. We want to award more!

Empowering Women, Enriching Society:  We have empowered more than 370 aspiring and early career women attorneys to become confident, assertive leaders, driving positive change in their organizations, communities, and the legal profession through our annual LaddHer Up retreat. We want to empower more!

"[LaddHer Up] was everything and more. I just wrapped my first year working as an attorney and for me as a woman working in IP, I found this space empowering, the sessions informative, and I have what I need to have a successful career." Ashlee Sherman, Associate at Perkins Coie, 2023 LaddHer Up Attendee

"Participating in the Ms. JD Leadership Academy Intensive was a truly life-changing experience. Apart from the practical skills and knowledge that I learned, I also made new friends and expanded my professional network. I highly recommend this experience for any female law student looking for a supportive and uplifting community.” Favour Okhuevbie, Law Student, March 2023 Leadership Academy Intensive Attendee

Your membership in the Leadership Circle will provide the necessary funding for Ms. JD to do more!  

Join the leaders of Ms JD in securing the future of these, and other, initiatives advancing women in law.


Thank you to our Leadership Circle Members!


Michelle Banks

Ilana Saltzbart


Talar Coursey

Kerry McLean

Ashlei Ferguson

Megan Belcher

Sonia Galindo



Susan Khrone

Kara Michels

Ruby J. Garrett

Krishna A. Walker

Yingchuan (Grace) Mo

Roshal Marshall

Steven Rice

Kanysha Phillips

Gabrielle McKenzie

Diana LaMorie

Deborah Adler

Ashley Gherlone

Hailey Hillsman

Kristine Cherek

Sheena Allen

Krista Selnau Camarda

Elizabeth Stockstill

Sherene Thomas

Supporters: Friends of the Leadership Circle

Zabrina Jenkins

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