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Read the Oral History of Judith Winston, Esq.

July 29th, 2021|

Judith A. Winston is lawyer, law professor, former General Counsel of the United States Department of Education, and one of the lead members of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's Agency Review teams for the Departments of Education and Labor.


Read the Oral History of Nancy Duff Campbell, Esq.

July 19th, 2021|

Nancy Duff Campbell is a founder and co-president of the National Women's Law Center.   She has focused on women's law and public policy issues and has participated in the development of legislative initiatives regarding women's rights, emphasizing issues affecting low‑income women, and has authored articles on women's legal issues.


Read the Oral History of Julia Penny Clark, Esq.

June 21st, 2021|

The oral history of Julia Penny Clark, was taken by Moxila Upadhyaya for the Historical Society of the D.C. Circuit. Penny joined Bredhoff & Kaiser in 1975.  She had extensive experience in federal litigation and focused her practice in the employee-benefit area.


A Summary of the Oral History of Judge John R. Fisher

June 15th, 2021|

Associate Judge John Fisher of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals has handled many significant prosecutions, including Dan Rostenkowski and Jonathan Pollard. When he was Chief Judge, he stressed the idea of "preventive appellate advocacy" - appellate lawyers advising trial lawyers to avoid issues on appeal.


Read the Oral History of Sara-Ann Determan, Esq.

April 20th, 2021|

Sally-Ann Determan joined Hogan & Hartson in 1960 and became the firm’s first female partner. She served as President of the D.C.Bar and received the National Legal Aid and Defender Association Exemplar Award for outstanding leadership in promoting and supporting equal justice.  Her oral history, filled with interesting anecdotes, was taken by Brooksley Born.


Read the Oral History of Carl Stern, Esq.

April 5th, 2021|

In his engrossing and insightful oral history, journalist Carl Stern describes his decades-long career covering the D.C. Courts including such cases as Watergate and the Branch Davidian crisis. Read Stern's compelling oral history, taken by skilled oral historian, Judy Feigin.


Read the Society’s Latest Newsletter – April 2021

April 2nd, 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.

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