From Bonnets to Law Briefs: A Journey of Chicago Women in Law
From Bonnets to Law Briefs: A Journey of Chicago Women in Law (Joan Morris; music Ken & Joan Morris) features stories of three pioneering lawyers: Myra Bradwell, Mary Bartelme, and Violette Anderson.
Performed first on November, 2009, at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block; Past Co-Chair Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women provided the keynote speech. Three activist women lawyers, each with her own specialty, described their work, and Gwen Jordan, Visiting Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, Department of Sociology, was honored for her work as editor of Bar None: 125 Years of Women Lawyers in Illinois.
Performed again on March 30, 2010, at Roosevelt University. Three panelists, lawyers and activists, spoke about issues involving women who are victims of domestic violence.
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