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Women Lawyers & Judges

The following bibliography contains references to biographical information on women lawyers and judges:

Black Lawyers & Judges

The following bibliography contains references to biographical information on Black lawyers and judges:

List of first minority male lawyers and judges in Michigan

Bench and Bar Publications by State

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries some states and counties published volumes containing biographical information about lawyers and judges.  Often these titles had the phrase "Bench and Bar" in the title.  If you know where the person you are researching practiced prior to the publication dates of these volumes, you may be able to find a biographical sketch in a title covering that locality.  

We've created a list of such publications for each of the states except Alaska and Montana, for which we could find none.  These lists include only publications containing multiple biographies.  The lists will point you to  both printed and online resources. Internet resources are denoted by a globe icon and contain a link directly to the item. For printed publications, you can enter your zip code and find a list of nearby libraries who carry the title.

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