Women in the Practice of Law


Dorothy Frooks
Lady Lawyer

With a long and varied career as suffragist, lawyer and judge advocate in the U.S. Army during World War II, Dorothy Frooks, was among the most versatile of women lawyers. She graduated from Hamilton Law School in Chicago and then earned a master's degree from NYU. 

A spirit of public service made her the Salvation Army's first full-time lawyer. 

Her autobiography tells how she also established free legal clinics in the city and how she lobbied Mayor LaGuardia to set up small claims courts.

As a practicing lawyer, she won a suspended sentence for a 16 year girl who had killed the man who raped her at the age of 12. 

Lent by New York University Law School

 

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