On October 26, 1956, Annette Abbott Adams passed away. She graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 1912. In 1914, she served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. She handled federal prosecutions in the Northern District of California.
In 1920, she became the first woman to serve as an Assistant Attorney General of the United States. In 1942, the Governor of California appointed her to the appellate court in Sacramento. In 1950, she was asked to preside over a case before the California Supreme Court, becoming the first woman to sit on that Court. When she wasn’t working for the government, she was a well-respected attorney in private practice. To learn more visit https://goo.gl/NTqTu0. If you’re interested in current statistics about women lawyers, check out the American Bar Association’s “A Current Glance at Women in the Law” at https://goo.gl/GCcVJo.