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Rough Road to Justice:  The Journey of Women Lawyers in Texas

Betty Trapp Chapman

Historian Betty Trapp Chapman serves as able guide from Edith W. Locke's bold first steps into the legal field, through the all-female 1925 special Texas Supreme Court and the El Paso-born Sandra Day O'Connor's 1981 appointment to the United States Supreme Court, to the American Bar Association's 2006 selection of Kim Askew to chair its largest section, and to all points between. The journey is far from over, but Chapman's account of the road traveled thus far not only records where women lawyers in Texas have been but also, in doing so, provides momentum and a sharper focus for the course that remains ahead.

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