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Judith Kirker Accettola

Judith Kirker Accettola

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The material in this folder focuses on the career of Judith Kirker Accettola (1956-2008), who initially worked as an intern in the Public Defender's office, and later ran the Grand Jury for Lucas County. Images in this folder include her tribute given at the Toledo Bar Association Memorial Service, and her obituary that was published in The Blade.

D. Meredith Allsop

D. Meredith Allsop

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These items are images from digital and paper sources that were gathered for the Toledo Women Lawyers History Project (TWLHP). The material in this folder focuses on the career of D. Meredith Allsop (1930-2018). She originally dropped out of law school at the University of Toledo but returned after beginning employment at UT in the early 70s. She had worked for WSPD tv, and Surface Combustion during law school. She eventually retired from GE Aircraft Engines in Cincinnati. Images in this folder include a biography written by Judge Arlene Singer, a list of people who contributed information and her obituary that was published in The Blade.

Esther Antin

Esther Antin

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These items are images from digital and paper sources that were gathered for the Toledo Women Lawyers History Project (TWLHP). The material in this folder focuses on the career of Judge Esther Antin (1894-1983). She studied law while still in high school, and after graduating, had to wait six months until she was 21 for admittance to the Ohio Bar in 1915. At that time she opened a law office with another female lawyer, and was appointed to the Toledo Municipal Court in 1925, becoming the first female judge in Lucas County. Judge Antin remained on the municipal bench in Toledo until 1933 when she married and moved to New York. Images in this folder include a partial article she wrote that was published in the Women Lawyers' Journal, portraits, newspaper articles, and excerpts from books and digital sources.

Vernelis K. Armstrong

Vernelis K. Armstrong

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These items are images from digital and paper sources that were gathered for the Toledo Women Lawyers History Project (TWLHP). The material in this folder focuses on the career of Judge Vernelis Armstrong, who became the first woman and the first African American to be appointed Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court, Northern District, Western Division, in 1994. She maintained that postion for two terms, retiring in 2010, but continued to work on a volunteer basis until 2015. Prior to her judgeship, she served for fifteen years as an Assitant United States Attorney. Images in this folder include a portrait, a document honoring her service in the Congressional Record, and newspaper articles.

Julia R. Bates

Julia R. Bates

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These items are images from digital and paper sources that were gathered for the Toledo Women Lawyers History Project (TWLHP). The material in this folder focuses on the career of Julia R. Bates. She served as an assistant prosecutor from 1976-1996, and became the first woman elected Lucas County Prosecutor in 1996. In 2003 she became the first woman elected president of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys' Association. She established a Cold Case Squad that has successfully prosecuted numerous past cases. Her leadership has earned her local, statewide, and national recognition. Images in this folder include a portrait and the accompanying text.

Norma Best

Norma Best

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These items are images from digital and paper sources that were gathered for the Toledo Women Lawyers History Project (TWLHP). The material in this folder focuses on the career of Norma Best, who became a lawyer in 1943. A Bowling Green, Ohio native, she never worked as a Toledo lawyer. There is little information on women area lawyers who earned their degrees during the World War ll era. Images in this folder include portraits, a newspaper article, a biographical sketch by Judge Arlene Singer, and excerpts from online sources.

Mildred Meyers Binzer

Mildred Meyers Binzer

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These items are images from digital and paper sources that were gathered for the Toledo Women Lawyers History Project (TWLHP). The material in this folder focuses on the career of Mildred Meyers Binzer (1909-1973). Her legal career began after her admittance to the Bar in 1946. In 1950, she was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. As a pilot, she was knowledgeable in aeronautical law and spoke on the topic throughout the United States and all over the world. She was a member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, and gained an interest in the United Nation's Declaration in Human Rights. Her interest in traffic safety led to the formation of the Traffic Safety Commission of the City of Toledo, and she served in other similar, local organizations as well. Images in this folder include a scanned copy of a clipped obituary from The Blade, funeral card and a memorial.

Beatrice K. Bleicher

Beatrice K. Bleicher

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These items are images from digital and paper sources that were gathered for the Toledo Women Lawyers History Project (TWLHP). The material in this folder focuses on the career of Beatrice K. Bleicher (1942-1995). From 1975-1989 she worked for Owens-Illinois, first in Toledo, and then in Washington D. C. Later she was a partner and chair in the law frim of Reed, Smith, Shaw, and McClay in Washington, D. C. The Beatrice K. Bleicher Annual Symposium on Ethics and Gender in Government Relations was established in her honor. Images in this folder include a Washington Post obituary and an obituary from The Blade.

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