Advice from Women Who Have Excelled in the Profession

Josephine Bahn
The Margaret Brent Award recognizes the women lawyers who have excelled in their field  and paved the way to success for other women lawyers.

The Margaret Brent Award recognizes the women lawyers who have excelled in their field and paved the way to success for other women lawyers.

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Harking back to the first female lawyer in America, Margaret Brent (arriving in the colonies in 1638), the American Bar Association’s Margaret Brent Award “recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and have paved the way to success for other women lawyers.” Despite Margaret Brent’s early start, the progress of female attorneys in the United States crawled along for decades. Even now, nearly 400 years later, we continue to see significant “firsts” for women in the law.

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