1934 September 2

Clara Shortridge Foltz Dies – First Female Lawyer in California


An early feminist activist in California, Clara Shortridge Foltz was not only the first female lawyer in the state but was instrumental in creating the state’s public defender system.

Learn more about this pioneering woman: http://www.firstladylawyer.com/about_clara.asp

Find data on women lawyers from the ABA Commission on Women: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/women/resources/statistics.html

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