This day in Jewish history / British barrister breaks glass ceiling
After more than 20 years as a celebrated defense attorney in England, on this day Rose Heilbron was the first woman appointed judge on a prestigious court, one of many glass ceilings she broke through.
On January 4, 1972, Rose Heilbron was appointed a judge at the Old Bailey, the first woman to sit at the prestigious Central Criminal Court of England and Wales. It was one of a number of glass ceilings broken by the Jewish barrister (courtroom lawyer) from Liverpool: the first woman to be appointed a King’s Counsel (a senior barrister, based on merit), the first to be a Recorder (part-time judge), the...
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