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FINDING JUSTICE COMMITTEE
The Finding Justice Project sponsored
The concert featured Piotr Gajewski conducting the National Philharmonic in a special tribute to women in music and the law. Hosted by the Honorable Madeleine Albright, the concert was held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the beautiful Strathmore Concert Hall in Rockville, Maryland.
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Today, women in
The Finding Justice Project
Finding Justice Project was conceived in 2006, when Judge Lynne
Battaglia gathered a group of judges, legal scholars, and attorneys to
discuss the possibility of researching and publishing a literary work on
the history of the women in law in
The Maryland State Archives has contributed vital research to the Project since its inception in 2006. The Archives initially employed research interns who compiled background information for women attorneys identified on the Court of Appeals' list of attorneys admitted to the Maryland Bar. The Archives continues to provide invaluable support and resources to the Project.
The literary work will
present a full picture of the development of women in the law, from the
earliest steps fighting for admittance to law school and the State Bar,
to modern day practice of law including appointments to the bench and
other leadership positions.
The published work will include biographies of highlighted
individuals, historical analysis of trends, photographs and documents
that place events and persons in a visual context, and actual cases that
have advanced women’s rights in our society.
It was decided to divide the literary work into two Volumes.
The first will focus on the period from 1902, the first admission
of a woman to the practice of law in
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