Woman Lawyer

The Trials of Clara Foltz

Author: Barbara Babcock

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804743584

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 336

Woman Lawyer tells the story of Clara Foltz, the first woman admitted to the California Bar. Famous in her time as a jury lawyer, public intellectual, leader of the women's movement, inventor of the role of public defender, and legal reformer, Foltz has been largely forgotten until recently. Woman Lawyer not only recreates her eventful life, but also casts new light on the turbulent history and politics of the late nineteenth century and the many links binding the women's rights movement with other reform movements.

Woman Lawyer

The Trials of Clara Foltz

Author: Barbara Babcock

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 080477935X

Category: Law

Page: 392

View: 7931

Woman Lawyer tells the story of Clara Foltz, the first woman admitted to the California Bar. Famous in her time as a public intellectual, leader of the women's movement, and legal reformer, Foltz faced terrific prejudice and well-organized opposition to women lawyers as she tried cases in front of all-male juries, raised five children as a single mother, and stumped for political candidates. She was the first to propose the creation of a public defender to balance the public prosecutor. Woman Lawyer uncovers the legal reforms and societal contributions of a woman celebrated in her day, but lost to history until now. It casts new light on the turbulent history and politics of California in a period of phenomenal growth and highlights the interconnection of the suffragists and other movements for civil rights and legal reforms.

Fish Raincoats

A Woman Lawyer's Life

Author: Barbara Babcock

Publisher: Quid Pro Books

ISBN: 1610273613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

View: 6077

The life and times of a trailblazing feminist in American law. The first female Stanford law professor was also first director of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, one of the first women to be an Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and the biographer of California’s first woman lawyer, Clara Foltz. Survivor, pioneer, leader, and fervent defender of the powerless and colorful mobsters alike, Barbara Babcock led by example and by the written word—and recounts her part of history in this candid and personal memoir. “For woman lawyers, Barbara Babcock has led the way. How? By being smarter and tougher than the men; also, more empathetic and self-aware. Funny, shrewd, and telling, her memoir Fish Raincoats is a joy to read.” — Evan Thomas, author of Being Nixon: A Man Divided “An immensely engaging, articulate and detail-rich memoir from a pioneer who helped forge the path for women in the legal profession. Barbara Babcock taught, mentored and inspired generations of law students to look beyond the billable hour; she has chronicled her times—the modern Women’s Movement, the challenges and characters she met along the way—with insight, humility and grace.” — Thelton E. Henderson, Senior U.S. District Judge, San Francisco “Life will afford you no better sherpa on the extraordinary journey women have taken in the legal profession than Barbara Babcock. From her description of her career in DC courtrooms, to her role in the battle to defeat the Bork nomination, and her pathbreaking biography of another woman ‘first,’ she is the same warm and generous storyteller and narrator who welcomed untold numbers of new students to Stanford Law School and assured us all that we indeed had a place in the life of the law. This should be required reading for anyone who isn’t certain that they have a place at the lawyers table. Babcock’s amazing life has made a space for so many of us. Her story will do the same.” — Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate “‘But men are writing the history!’ Barbara Babcock thought to herself in response to a sexist comment about women in the law years ago. Not anymore. Babcock spins her formidable legal career into insightful stories about how she made her way and made her field her own. The best kind of personal history.” — Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy Fish Raincoats is a compelling new addition to the Journeys & Memoirs Series from Quid Pro Books; also available in paperback and clothbound editions. Quality digital formatting includes linked notes, active Contents, active URLs in notes, and all the original images (thirteen, most in color) from the print editions.

Lady Lawyer, Clara Shortridge Foltz

Author: Sharon C. Avey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514752845


Page: 218

View: 5670

Clara Shortridge Foltz (July 16, 1849 - September 2, 1934) was the first female lawyer on the West Coast and initiated the idea of the public defender. Clara's legal career began when she changed the California legal code by replacing "white male" with "person," which allowed her to become California's first woman lawyer. During a career that spanned 56 years she was able to advance a great deal of legislation for women's rights in the legal field. The author tells Clara's story in the context of its times which reveals Clara to be a woman of timeless inspiration. 1st Woman lawyer California 1st Practicing Woman lawyer in the US 1st Woman admitted Hastings Law School 1st Woman Clerk for State Judiciary Committee 1st Woman State Board of Calif. Normal Schools 1st Woman State Board of Charities 1st Woman Notary Public 1st Woman Deputy D. A., LA County, and US 1st Woman Director of a major bank. 1st woman to run for Governor of California CREATED: Public Defenders office (32 states) Lady Lawyer Bill, Women to become lawyers Woman's Rights Amendment 1911 Concept of California parole system PUBLISHER AND EDITOR: San Diego Daily Bee newspaper Oil and Furnace Magazine New American Woman Magazine

Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury

Greatest Closing Arguments

Author: Michael S. Lief,Ben Bycell,Mitchell Caldwell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108546

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 1362

In the hands of a skilled trial lawyer, the closing argument offers the courtroom's greatest dramatic possiblilities. It is the advocate's last opportunity to convince the jury of their version of the "truth" before the defendent's fate is sealed. Every argument included here is a finely crafted verbal work of art - they represent the modern-day, highest form of an ancient profession and art: that of the storyteller. The only available collection of great closing arguments - complete with insightful analysis and biographical profiles of the lawyers involved - this fascinating volume gathers the passionate finales of the most celebrated cases in history. Included are the climactic closes to the Nuremberg War Trials; Gerry Spence's crusade against the Kerr-McGee Nuclear Power Plant after the mysterious death of Karen Silkwood; Vincent Bugliosi's successful prosecution of cult leader Charles Manson and his followers; the astounding acquittal of John Delorean despite video evidence of his offences and the prosecution resulting from the Mai Lai massacre.

Fair Labor Lawyer

The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin

Author: Marlene Trestman

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807162108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 8130

Through a life that spanned every decade of the twentieth century, Supreme Court advocate Bessie Margolin shaped modern American labor policy while creating a place for female lawyers in the nation's highest courts. Despite her beginnings in an orphanage and her rare position as a southern, Jewish woman pursuing a legal profession, Margolin became an important and influential Supreme Court advocate. In this comprehensive biography, Marlene Trestman reveals the forces that propelled and the obstacles that impeded Margolin's remarkable journey, illuminating the life of this trailblazing woman. Raised in the Jewish Orphans' Home in New Orleans, Margolin received an extraordinary education at the Isidore Newman Manual Training School. Both institutions stressed that good citizenship, hard work, and respect for authority could help people achieve economic security and improve their social status. Adopting these values, Margolin used her intellect and ambition, along with her femininity and considerable southern charm, to win the respect of her classmates, colleagues, bosses, and judges -- almost all of whom were men. In her career she worked with some of the most brilliant legal professionals in America. A graduate of Tulane and Yale Law Schools, Margolin launched her career in the early 1930s, when only 2 percent of America's attorneys were female, and far fewer were Jewish and from the South. According to Trestman, Margolin worked hard to be treated as "one of the boys." For the sake of her career, she eschewed marriage -- but not romance -- and valued collegial relationships, never shying from a late-night brief-writing session or a poker game. But her personal relationships never eclipsed her numerous professional accomplishments, among them defending the constitutionality of the New Deal's Tennessee Valley Authority, drafting rules establishing the American military tribunals for Nazi war crimes in Nuremberg, and, on behalf of the Labor Department, shepherding through the courts the child labor, minimum wage, and overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. A founding member of that National Organization for Women, Margolin culminated her government service as a champion of the Equal Pay Act, arguing and winning the first appeals. Margolin's passion for her work and focus on meticulous preparation resulted in an outstanding record in appellate advocacy, both in number of cases and rate of success. By prevailing in 21 of her 24 Supreme Court arguments Margolin shares the elite company of only a few dozen women and men who attained such high standing as Supreme Court advocates.

The Color of America Has Changed

How Racial Diversity Shaped Civil Rights Reform in California, 1941-1978

Author: Mark Brilliant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019972198X

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7963

From the moment that the attack on the "problem of the color line," as W.E.B. DuBois famously characterized the problem of the twentieth century, began to gather momentum nationally during World War II, California demonstrated that the problem was one of color lines. In The Color of America Has Changed, Mark Brilliant examines California's history to illustrate how the civil rights era was a truly nationwide and multiracial phenomenon-one that was shaped and complicated by the presence of not only blacks and whites, but also Mexican Americans, Japanese Americans, and Chinese Americans, among others. Focusing on a wide range of legal and legislative initiatives pursued by a diverse group of reformers, Brilliant analyzes the cases that dismantled the state's multiracial system of legalized segregation in the 1940s and subsequent battles over fair employment practices, old-age pensions for long-term resident non-citizens, fair housing, agricultural labor, school desegregation, and bilingual education. He concludes with the conundrum created by the multiracial affirmative action program at issue in the United States Supreme Court's 1978 Regents of the University of California v. Bakke decision. The Golden State's status as a civil rights vanguard for the nation owes in part to the numerous civil rights precedents set there and to the disparate challenges of civil rights reform in multiracial places. While civil rights historians have long set their sights on the South and recently have turned their attention to the North, advancing a "long civil rights movement" interpretation, Mark Brilliant calls for a new understanding of civil rights history that more fully reflects the racial diversity of America.

Belva Lockwood

The Woman who Would be President

Author: Jill Norgren

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814758347

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 311

View: 2234

"In this thoroughly researched and beautifully written biography, Jill Norgren traces Belva Lockwoods dogged efforts to earn a living as a lawyer in Washington while caring for her daughter and becoming a leading advocate for womans suffrage and the peaceful arbitration of international disputes. Norgrens brilliant study makes clear why Lockwood--the first woman to argue before the Supreme Court (1879) and run for President (1884 and 1888)--belongs in the ranks of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Frances Willard." --John M. Ferren, author of Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court: the Story of Justice Wiley Rutledge"In this meticulously researched and moving account, Professor Norgren has rescued Lockwood's extraordinary story from relative obscurity. Like Shakespeare's Portia, Lockwood used wit, ingenuity, and sheer force of will to unsettle society's conceptions of her sex. The author deserves high commendation for recognizing Lockwood's rightful place in United States history by writing this biography."--Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States"Jill Norgren beautifully weaves the personal and political ordeals of Belva Lockwood's life into a compelling story that illuminates Lockwood's enduring contributions. This is a dramatic account a pioneering woman whose life in the law still resonates in contemporary times."--Joan Biskupic, author of Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most influential Justice"Jill Norgren's splendid biography of one of history's most astonishing pioneers-first woman counsel before the Supreme Court, visionary for equal rights, international peace activist, Indian rightslitigator, presidential candidate-is provocative, challenging, galvanizing! Brilliantly researched, vividly written, and profou

A Woman of the Century

Fourteen Hundred-seventy Biographical Sketches Accompanied by Portraits of Leading American Women in All Walks of Life

Author: Frances Elizabeth Willard,Mary Ashton Rice Livermore

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 812

View: 8325


Without Precedent

The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp

Author: Anna R. Hayes

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807887813

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 6638

The first woman judge in the state of North Carolina and the first woman in the United States to be elected chief justice of a state supreme court, Susie Marshall Sharp (1907-1996) broke new ground for women in the legal profession. When she retired in 1979, she left a legacy burnished by her tireless pursuit of lucidity in the law, honesty in judges, and humane conditions in prisons. Anna Hayes presents Sharp's career as an attorney, distinguished judge, and politician within the context of the social mores, the legal profession, and the political battles of her day, illuminated by a careful and revealing examination of Sharp's family background, private life, and personality. Judge Sharp was viewed by contemporaries as the quintessential spinster, who had sacrificed marriage and family life for a successful career. The letters and journals she wrote throughout her life, however, reveal that Sharp led a rich private life in which her love affairs occupied a major place, unsuspected by the public or even her closest friends and family. With unrestricted access to Sharp's abundant journals, papers, and notes, Anna Hayes uncovers the story of a brilliant woman who transcended the limits of her times, who opened the way for women who followed her, and who improved the quality of justice for the citizens of her state. Without Precedent also tells the story of a complicated woman, at once deeply conservative and startlingly modern, whose intriguing self-contradictions reflect the complexity of human nature.

Fascinating Women in California History

Author: Alton Pryor

Publisher: Stagecoach Pub

ISBN: 9780966005394

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 8419

This book is a history of 26 different women that were instrumental in California history.

The Great Dissents of the "lone Dissenter"

Justice Jesse W. Carter's Twenty Tumultuous Years on the California Supreme Court

Author: Jesse W. Carter,David Benjamin Oppenheimer,Allan Brotsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594608100

Category: Law

Page: 225

View: 4364

Jesse W. Carter served as a justice on the California Supreme Court from 1939-1959, where he was known as The Lone Dissenter because he wrote so many solo dissents. Many of these opinions were in passionate defense of civil rights, civil liberties, and the rights of labor, criminal defendants, and personal injury victims. Several of the cases were reversed by the United States Supreme Court, or by later decisions of the California Supreme Court, adopting Justice Carters reasoning. This book combines essays on several of those dissents, written by faculty and friends of Golden Gate University School of Law, where Carter earned his law degree in 1913, as well as an essay on the role of dissenting opinions by another great dissenter, Justice William Brennan.

Rebels at the Bar

The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America’s First Women Lawyers

Author: Jill Norgren

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479835528

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 1964

Long before Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg earned their positions on the Supreme Court, they were preceded in their goal of legal excellence by several intrepid trailblazers. In Rebels at the Bar, prize-winning legal historian Jill Norgren recounts the life stories of a small group of nineteenth century women who were among the first female attorneys in the United States. Beginning in the late 1860s, these determined rebels pursued the radical ambition of entering the then all-male profession of law. They were motivated by a love of learning. They believed in fair play and equal opportunity. They desired recognition as professionals and the ability to earn a good living. Through a biographical approach, Norgren presents the common struggles of eight women first to train and to qualify as attorneys, then to practice their hard-won professional privilege. Their story is one of nerve, frustration, and courage. This first generation practiced civil and criminal law, solo and in partnership. The women wrote extensively and lobbied on the major issues of the day, but the professional opportunities open to them had limits. They never had the opportunity to wear the black robes of a judge. They were refused entry into the lucrative practices of corporate and railroad law. Although male lawyers filled legislatures and the Foreign Service, presidents refused to appoint these early women lawyers to diplomatic offices and the public refused to elect them to legislatures. Rebels at the Bar expands our understanding of both women’s rights and the history of the legal profession in the nineteenth century. It focuses on the female renegades who trained in law and then, like men, fought considerable odds to create successful professional lives. In this engaging and beautifully written book, Norgren shares her subjects’ faith in the art of the possible. In so doing, she ensures their place in history.

The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Author: Scott Dodson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107062462

Category: Law

Page: 326

View: 8314

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a legal icon. In more than four decades as a lawyer, professor, appellate judge, and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Ginsburg has influenced the law and society in real and permanent ways. This book chronicles and evaluates the remarkable achievements Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made over the past half century. Including chapters written by prominent court watchers and leading scholars from law, political science, and history, it offers diverse perspectives on an array of doctrinal areas and on different time periods in Ginsburg's career. Together, these perspectives document the impressive legacy of one of the most important figures in modern law.

History of Santa Clara County

Author: Eugene T. Sawyer

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849678474

Category: History

Page: 444

View: 1898

There is no county in California so rich in material, romantic, progressive and adventurous, as the County of Santa Clara. It absorbs about the whole of the Santa Clara Valley, rightly proclaimed the richest valley in the state, and in respect of size, the richest in the world. It is located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay and the county, itself, embraces 1304 square miles. This book tells the story of this exceedingly beautiful piece of earth from the first settlements to the early 20th century.

Women Trailblazers of California

Pioneers to the Present

Author: Gloria G. Harris,Hannah S. Cohen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614236216

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 682

Throughout California's history, remarkable women have been at the core of change and innovation. In this unparalleled collection, Gloria Harris and Hannah Cohen relate the stories of forty women whose struggles and achievements have paved the way for generations. These women were strong and determined, overcoming prejudice, skepticism and injustice. Visionary architect Julia Morgan designed Hearst Castle; Dolores Huerta co-founded United Farm Workers; Donaldina Cameron, the angry angel of Chinatown, rescued brothel workers; and silent film actress Mary Pickford helped form United Artists Pictures. From fearless pioneers and determined reformers to professionals from every walk of life, Harris and Cohen chronicle the triumphs and disappointments of diverse women who dared to take risks and break down barriers.

Women in Law and Lawmaking in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe

Author: Eva Schandevyl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113477513X

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 4043

Exploring the relationship between gender and law in Europe from the nineteenth century to present, this collection examines the recent feminisation of justice, its historical beginnings and the impact of gendered constructions on jurisprudence. It looks at what influenced the breakthrough of women in the judicial world and what gender factors determine the position of women at the various levels of the legal system. Every chapter in this book addresses these issues either from the point of view of women's legal history, or from that of gendered legal cultures. With contributions from scholars with expertise in the major regions of Europe, this book demonstrates a commitment to a methodological framework that is sensitive to the intersection of gender theory, legal studies and public policy, and that is based on historical methodologies. As such the collection offers a valuable contribution both to women's history research, and the wider development of European legal history.

One Summer in Arkansas

Author: Marcia Kemp Sterling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988376809

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4064

"A riveting tale of two families, intersecting across generations, steeped in the bittersweet legacy of the South. A black youth has drowned under mysterious circumstances at a city park and Lee Addison, just out of law school and back home in Arkansas for the summer, is assigned to the legal defense team. Torn between two cultures and two women, he is tested when tragedy strikes his own family"--

Fighting Injustice

Author: Michael E. Tigar

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590310151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 367

View: 4959

In this book the author describes the battles--both inside and outside the courtroom--that have made him one of the world's most courageous defenders of personal freedoms.