women in law

Happy Mother’s Day

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In 1872, Julia Ward Howe called for women to support disarmament as requested in her June 2, 1897 “Mother’s Day for Peace.” The purpose was not to honor mothers but to organize pacifist mothers. In the 1880s and 1890s, several attempts were made to establish an American’s mother’s day holiday but these efforts did not […]


The evolution of women in the law: addressing latent sexism

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At a recent professional event, a colleague and friend for many years commented on how astonishing it was that, after expressing my fear of going out on my own practice nearly three decades ago, I did it and I had actually been successful.   And he was surprised by this? I am fairly certain my old […]