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Read the Society’s Latest Newsletter – April 2021

Read about the Society's virtual Mock Court Program, guidance for appellate advocates, Judge Fahy's war-time exploits and views, and much more.

Read the Society’s Latest Newsletter – April 20212021-04-02T11:32:27-04:00

The Historical Society’s 2021 Mock Court Program

The Society's Mock Court Program was virtual this year. Yet, 115 D.C. high school students and 11 judges participated actively.

The Historical Society’s 2021 Mock Court Program2021-03-19T16:12:09-04:00

Standing on Her Shoulders: A Tribute to Judge June L. Green

Judge June Lazenby Green was the fourth woman in the United States to serve on a federal district court.  This tribute to Judge Green was written by Elizabeth Sarah "Sally" Gere. First published in Washington Lawyer Magazine, a publication of the D.C. Bar

Standing on Her Shoulders: A Tribute to Judge June L. Green2021-03-09T15:46:28-05:00

A Summary of the Oral History of Esther Lardent, Esq.

Few people have had as deep an imprint on the practice of law as Esther Lardent. Often dubbed the “Queen of Pro Bono,” Lardent transformed makeshift volunteer legal services for low income clients into organized programs now ingrained in the culture. Lardent’s captivating oral history was summarized by Society member Carl Stern.

A Summary of the Oral History of Esther Lardent, Esq.2021-03-07T18:19:25-05:00

A Summary of the Oral History of Florence Roisman, Esq.

An inspired, passionate advocate for the rights of tenants in the D.C Courts, Florence Roisman established an implied warrant of habitability in every real estate lease, transforming landlord-tenant relations and low-income housing policies throughout the city. Carl Stern provided this summary of a true pioneer in the fight against housing discrimination.

A Summary of the Oral History of Florence Roisman, Esq.2021-02-17T14:09:53-05:00

Read the Oral History of Judge Richard Roberts

In his oral history, Richard Roberts, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, recalls his childhood (son of a school-teaching father and an opera-singing mother), education (an arts-based high school, Vassar’s first class of men, Columbia Law), years in government handling high-profile matters, prosecution of former Mayor Barry, and more.

Read the Oral History of Judge Richard Roberts2021-03-16T10:49:13-04:00

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