An almost forgotten trailblazer gets her due

Clara Foltz

Clara Foltz

A hundred years later, a trailblazer gets her due, by Kristina Horton Flaherty, California Bar Journal, June 2011.

One hundred years after she helped women win the right to vote in California, Clara Shortridge Foltz, the state’s first woman lawyer, is the subject of a new book. Among her other accomplishments: she was California’s first female deputy district attorney, the founder of the public defender movement, and she tried cases when women were not allowed to serve on juries.

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