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Thirteen Who Paved the Way – The First Women D. C. AUSAs

The first woman appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney for D.C. was Pearl McCall, in 1921. From then until 1970, only a dozen other women served as D.C. AUSAs. 

Thirteen Who Paved the Way – The First Women D. C. AUSAs2021-02-04T22:16:31-05:00

A Summary of the Oral History of Abe Krash , Esq.

Abe Krash’s oral history covers his role in some of the most significant legal cases of the twentienth century, most notably Gideon v. Wainwright, obtaining a decision that guaranteed the right to counsel to every criminal defendant in the United States.

A Summary of the Oral History of Abe Krash , Esq.2021-01-26T10:46:17-05:00

A Survey of the Judges’ Views on Appellate Advocacy

Judge Harry T. Edwards has issued a report that answers questions that every appellate advocate will want to read and carefully study.

A Survey of the Judges’ Views on Appellate Advocacy2021-01-13T16:58:43-05:00

Read the Society’s Latest Newsletter

Our latest newsletter describes our 2021 virtual Mock Court Program for high school students, introduces the oral histories of distinguished attorneys Robert P. Watkins and Dwight Murray, links to videos of Society programs on ground-breaking cases heard by the Courts, and more.

Read the Society’s Latest Newsletter2021-01-15T08:25:51-05:00

A Summary of the Oral History of Linda Singer, Esq.

D.C. lawyer Linda Singer gets much of the credit for mediation becoming a fixture of the American legal system. Read how it came about in a summary of her oral history.

A Summary of the Oral History of Linda Singer, Esq.2021-01-02T12:02:04-05:00

Read the Oral History of Dwight Murray, Esq.

Dwight Murray, for decades one of the District’ premier trial attorneys, credits his career path in large measure to his decision to join the Marine Corps. His successful career runs through Catholic Schools, the Boy Scouts, Xavier University, the Marine Corps, Georgetown Law School, Jordan Coyne LLP and then with Stein Mitchell Beato & Missner LLP.

Read the Oral History of Dwight Murray, Esq.2021-02-09T10:50:06-05:00

A Summary of the Oral History of Daniel Armstrong, Esq.

Richard Nixon, John Dean, Mark Felt, L. Patrick Gray and others are part of the Watergate epic. So was Daniel Armstrong who served as Personal Assistant to Gray. Read the summary of Daniel Armstrong's oral history.

A Summary of the Oral History of Daniel Armstrong, Esq.2021-02-05T17:50:29-05:00

Read the Oral History of Marna Tucker, Esq.

For many decades, Marna Tucker has been recognized as one of the nation’s premier domestic relations attorneys. And she has simultaneously devoted countless hours to volunteer and pro bono efforts in the legal community, including service as President of both the D.C. Bar and the ABA’s National Conference of Bar Presidents

Read the Oral History of Marna Tucker, Esq.2021-01-02T12:07:44-05:00