In 1874, Lavinia Goodell was admitted into the Rock County bar and began practicing law in Janesville. She represented a number of female clients in the area, particularly in divorce classes. When one case required her to appeal to the Supreme Court, she petitioned to become a member of the bar of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and was denied. Her fight to end discrimination against women in law practice, eventually led to a change in state law and her admittance to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Presenter Jennifer Motszko, Head of Archives, examines Goodell's fight for women’s rights through her court cases.
Cost: Free (Free Parking)
Location: Cedar Crest Retirement Community - 1702 S River Rd - Janesville, WI 53546
Categorized as: Educational, History & Heritage, Community Events
Phone: (608) 373-6304
Date(s): 4/6/23 2:00 PM