On This Date in Legal History

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.

Annette Abbott Adams

Annette Abbott Adams

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.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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