Porus - Wallin

Sara Britz Porus

Sara Britz Porus

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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 Sarah "Sally" Britz Porus (1905-1998). She was sworn in as an attorney in 1927, and practiced law with her uncle, Morris Britz, for a few years. She left practice after marrying and having a family, and never returned to practice. Images in this folder include a biography written for the TWLHP and an obituary from The Blade.

Alice Robie Resnick

Alice Robie Resnick

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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 Justice Alice Robie Resnick. Justice Resnick was admitted to the bar in Ohio in 1964 and the Michigan bar in 1965. She was in private practice and was appointed an assistant Lucas County prosecutor in 1964. In 1970 she was admitted to practice and appeared before the United States Supreme Court. Her judicial career began in 1975 with election to the Toledo Municipal Court. In 1981 she won election as the presiding administrative judge of the Toledo Municipal Court, and was re-elected to her judicial position. In 1982 she became the first woman elected judge of the Ohio 6th District Court of Appeals and in 1988, she became the fourth woman elected to statewide office and the second woman elected to the Ohio Supreme Court. She was elected to a second term and served as Justice until her retirement in 2007. Images in this folder include portraits, newspaper articles, and documents honoring her service in the Congressional Record.

Sara Elena Rios

Sara Elena Rios

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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 Sara Elena Rios (1952-2015). Sara earned both her undergraduate and JD degrees from the University of Toledo. Her career history included: Vice President of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Senior Attorney and Interim Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project, Director of Litigation at the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, Director of the Human Rights, Peace and Social Justice Unit at the Ford Foundation and President of the Ruth Mott Foundation. Images in this folder include several memorials and articles obtained from online sources.

Eva Epstein Shaw

Eva Epstein Shaw

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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 Eva Epstein Shaw (1891-1951). She began practicing law in 1918, and in 1922 went into practice with her brother Jacob Epstein. Shaw gained state and national acclaim for drafting the bill which created the Domestic Relations Court for Lucas County, and the code of standards for this court. Images in this folder include portraits, newspaper articles, Toledo Bar Association memorial, and excerpts from books and digital sources.

Nina Reynolds Sherman

Nina Reynolds Sherman

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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 Nina Delores Reynolds Sherman (1927-2016), who passed the bar and became an assistant Lucas County Prosecutor in 1958. She opened up a private practice in 1964 and was also the Chair of the Oregon Civil Service Commission. Images in this folder include a TBA Memorial, a 2011 article that was published in The Point and Shoreland Journal, and an obituary and article obtained online that were published in The Blade.

Kristin Ann Stahlbush

Kristin Ann Stahlbush

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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 Kristin Ann Stahlbush (1969-2011). Kristin graduated from the University of Toledo Law School and was admitted the Ohio State Bar in 1994, and began her general practice of law. Images in this folder include an online obituary published in The Blade.

Winnifred Murray Stevens

Winnifred Murray Stevens

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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 Winnifred Murray Stevens (1893-1935). She served as a court reporter for several years and was well known by her association with the Legal News. Images in this folder include a yearbook photograph and an obituary published in The Blade.

Holly Taft Sydlow

Holly Taft Sydlow

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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 Holly Taft Sydlow. In 1975 she became the first woman law clerk in the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals and became the first woman in the Civil Division of the City of Toledo's law Department in 1982. She became the first President of the Toledo Women's Bar Association in 1986, and has been an Assistant United States Attorney since 1987. In 2007 she received the First Annual Founder's Award from the Ohio Women's Bar Association. Images in this folder include portraits and the accompanying biographical information.

Constance M. Shemas Thomson

Constance M. Shemas Thomson

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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 Constance Marie Shemas Thomson (1952-2007). Her legal career began after earning her JD from the University of Toledo Law School in 1979 and passing the Ohio Bar Exam in 1980. She practiced law in Swanton, Ohio for a few years before opening her own practice in Toledo, focusing on wills, trusts, estate planning, probate and real estate law. Images in this folder include a TBA Memorial and an obituary obtained online that was published in The Blade.

Helen Bish Wagoner

Janet L. Wallin

Janet L. Wallin

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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 Janet L. Wallin (1933-1997), who served as the teaching law librarian at the University of Toledo's College of Law for thirty years, retiring in 1993. She was the first advisor to the Women Law Students Association at the College of Law. Images in this folder include a portrait, an article published in Higher Education and the Law: An Administrator's Overview (1977), and newspaper articles.