College of Law Hosts Women Attorney Trailblazers in New York State Exhibit
The College of Law is hosting the Women Attorney Trailblazers in New York State exhibit. Produced by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Women in the Law, the exhibit features ten pioneering New York State women who paved the way for other women attorneys. The exhibit, located in the Dineen Hall atrium, is part of the College’s Diversity Week (February 8 – 12) programming.
The exhibit features ten plaques highlighting achievements of each Trailblazer, along with photos and other information. A brochure on the Trailblazers is available at the exhibit.
The Trailblazers featured are:
• Kate Stoneman, first woman admitted to practice law in New York
• Mary M. Lilly, first woman attorney elected to New York State legislature
• Jane Matilda Bolin, first black woman judge in the United States
• Florence Perlow Shientag, first woman federal prosecutor in New York
• Charlotte Smallwood-Cook, first woman district attorney in New York
• Shirley Adelson Siegel, Chief of New York State Attorney General’s Civil Rights Bureau, New York Solicitor General
• Constance Baker Motley, key civil rights lawyer, first black woman federal judge
• Maryann Saccomando Freedman, first woman President of New York State Bar Association
• Geraldine Anne Ferraro, U.S. Congresswoman, first woman nominated for vice president by a major party
• Judith S. Kaye, first woman appointed to the New York Court of Appeals, first woman Chief Judge of the State of New York
The Women Attorney Trailblazers exhibit will remain at Dineen Hall through February 19.