Happy Women’s History Month!

In honor of Women’s History Month, Lexis Insights is showcasing 10 famous women attorneys who have had an impact in shaping the legal industry for women in the United States.  You can read short biographies of these attorneys: from Charlotte E. Ray, the first woman admitted to the District of Columbia bar, and the first black woman lawyer, to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, who tirelessly works to further civil protections for marginalized populations.

Between 1872 and today, the proportion of women attorneys in the US has  grown from just above 0% to 38% of all licensed attorneys, due in no small part to the work of these women.