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The “Women in the Life and Law of the D.C. Circuit Courts” Historical Society program brought together judges, administrators, law clerks, and practicing attorneys, each with direct experience in our courts, to discuss the past, present, and future of women in the Courts of the D.C. Circuit.

Stanford Emerita Professor of Law Barbara Babcock opened the program with stage-setting remarks on the roles of women in this Circuit. A panel discussion followed in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former Chief Judge Patricia M. Wald, Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth, former Clerk of the U.S. District Court Nancy Mayer-Whittington, and advocates Michele Roberts and Helgi Walker responded to questions posed by Professor Babcock, the moderator, and to the comments of other panelists and program attendees.

The program was held on Tuesday, June 18 in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse. A reception followed the program.