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Ladies of Legend
May 24, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us at the Robert H. Jackson Center, or online, for Ladies of Legend, a panel discussion and celebration of trailblazing women in Western New York’s legal community, historical and current. The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m in the Jackson Center’s Cappa Theatre.
The event, which is part of the Town of Busti Bicentennial celebrations, will begin with a salute to Kate Stoneman, Busti native, early 20th-century suffragist, and the first woman admitted to the Bar Association in the State of New York. This will be followed by acknowledgment of several other “first” women in the legal field.
A panel discussion will follow, moderated by Jamestown Bar Association President, Kristin Lee Yaw and feature three additional legal firsts in the state: Hon. Elizabeth Wolford, the first female Chief Judge of the Western District of New York; Maryann Saccomando Freedman, the first female president of the New York State Bar Association; and Trini Ross, the first black female to serve as US Attorney for the Western District of New York. The discussion will highlight milestones and challenges overcome in their careers.