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.

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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...