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Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts

A Unique Account of Past and Present

2120266B01
10/12/2012
472 pages in 1 volume (printed book)
1st Edition 2012
© 2012 MCLE, Inc.
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Breaking Barriers is an unprecedented and unique account of Massachusetts women's progress in the legal profession from 1882 to the present day. It is a story, albeit an unfinished one, of the extraordinary accomplishments of some of the most impressive members of the Massachusetts bar-women who have faced head on and broken professional, societal, racial, economic, and educational barriers in their careers as lawyers and jurists.

From historical biographies on the state's first women lawyers to modern-day women lawyers' reflective accounts of their own experiences, this dynamic, hardcover book, enhanced with images and other features, brings together nearly 100 contributors to tell this important, unfinished story. Chapters highlight individual women's accomplishments in private practice, in public service, in academia, on the bench, and in the legal community. Changes in the law that have impacted women and were, in large part, advanced by women are also featured, including laws regarding employment, divorce, nonmarital children, abortion, domestic violence, reproductive technology, and rape and sexual assault.

Breaking Barriers is the latest title in MCLE's growing Legal Heritage Series, established to celebrate Massachusetts' rich legal history and to support MCLE's scholarship initiatives. All proceeds from the sales of this book, and every other title in the series, support over 1,300 scholarships that MCLE provides annually to private practitioners who accept pro bono cases, civil legal aid staff attorneys, and other deserving lawyers with financial need.

Share your own story. Go to www.mcle.org/breakingbarriers for the Breaking Barriers Living History.

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Editor(s)

Barbara F. Berenson, Esq., Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Hon. Margot Botsford, Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Hon. Patti B. Saris, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston

Author(s)

Prof. Libby S. Adler, Esq., Northeastern University School of Law, Boston
Essence R. McGill Arzu, Esq., The Arzu Law Group LLC, Somerville
Navjeet K. Bal, Esq., Social Finance, Inc. , Boston
Jane Taubner Barney, Esq., TFC Financial Management, Inc., Boston
Prof. Elizabeth Bartholet, Esq., Harvard Law School, Cambridge
Jacquelynne J. Bowman, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
Margaret A. Burnham, Esq., Northeastern University School of Law, Boston
Andrea J. Cabral, Esq., Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, Boston
Marisa A. Campagna, Esq., Law Office of Marisa A Campagna, Boston
Hon. Denise J. Casper, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston
Mary Beth Basile Chopas, Esq., UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
Miriam Conrad, Esq., Federal Public Defender Office, District of Massachusetts, Boston
Hon. Judith A. Cowin, West Newton
Susan L. Crockin, Esq., Crockin Law & Policy Group, LLC, Washington
Cheryl M. Cronin, Esq., Cronin & Leonard, Boston
Barbara A. Dortch-Okara, Esq., New England Law, Boston
Prof. Virginia Drachman, Tufts University, Medford
Hon. Fernande R.V. Duffly, Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Prof. Shoshanna Ehrlich, Esq., University of Massachusetts/Boston/Law Center, Dorchester
Prof. Tamar Frankel, Esq., Boston University School of Law, Boston
Marion R. Fremont-Smith, Esq., Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University, Cambridge
Hon. Nancy Gertner, Harvard Law School, Cambridge
Karen F. Green, Esq., Suffolk Superior Court Law Library, Boston
Hon. Vickie L. Henry, Appeals Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Hon. Leila R. Kern, Superior Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Prof. Renée M. Landers, Esq., Suffolk University Law School, Boston
Hon. Barbara A. Lenk, Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Stephanie S. Lovell, Esq., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Boston
Sandra E. Lundy, Esq., LundyLegal, LLC, Brookline
Hon. Sandra L. Lynch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Boston
Hon. Diana L. Maldonado, Chelsea District Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Chelsea
Therese Meers, Esq., Saga Dairy, Inc., Boston
Martha L. Minow, Esq., Harvard Law School, Cambridge
Camille A. Nelson, Esq., Suffolk University Law School, Boston
Maureen A. O'Rourke, Esq., Boston University School of Law, Boston
Krista G. Pratt, Esq., Biogen Idec, Weston
Alice E. Richmond, Esq., Richmond & Associates, Boston
Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Esq., Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership/ BC Center for Work & Family, Chestnut Hill
Prof. Alan Rogers, Boston College, Chestnut Hill
Carol V. Rose, Esq., American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Massachusetts, Boston
Jamie Ann Sabino, Esq., Administrative Offices of the Trial Court, Boston
Wendy Sibbison, Esq., Sibbison & DeJuneas, Greenfield
Emily Spieler, Esq., Northeastern University School of Law, Boston
Prof. Carol Steiker, Esq., Harvard Law School, Cambridge
Carolyn Stafford Stein, Esq., Harvard Law School/Office of the Public Interest Advising, Cambridge
Evelynne L. Swagerty, Esq., Bank of America, Boston
Gina Y. Walcott, Esq., Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston, Boston
Sarah R. Wunsch, Esq., American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (ACLU), Boston
Hon. Rya W. Zobel, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston

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