When the late Justice Ginsburg was asked, “when will there be enough women on the United State Supreme Court?”, she famously said, “When there are nine.” In 1981, when I started practicing law as an Assistant Summit County prosecutor in Akron, Ohio every one of our eight Summit County Common Pleas judges in Akron, Ohio was male. Today, every one of these ten Summit County Judges is female. In this fascinating presentation, learn how Mary Spicer, against all odds, in 1984 became the first female Summit County Common Pleas Judge. Further, learn how a local political boss mentored other female
attorneys to be elected to this position. According to the National Association of Women Judges, approximately one third of judges nationwide are female although over half the attorneys are female. Further, there are only a handful of female managing partners in the larger law firms. In this presentation, attendees will learn about gender bias in the legal profession and how Summit County overcame that bias to elect an all-female bench.
Philip Bogdanoff is a nationally recognized continuing legal education speaker. He served as senior assistant prosecutor in the Summit County, Ohio Prosecutor’s Office for more than 27 years. Mr. Bogdanoff has experience with exotic animal cases when he prosecuted a case where an exotic animal owner was charged with a homicide after his 300-pound pet tiger killed a young family member. He has taught at seminars sponsored by the National District Attorneys Association, Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, and numerous other prosecutor groups. He has also done presentations for law enforcement officers, bar associations, and law firms. Attorneys describe his presentations as interactive, engaging, useful, and entertaining. More information about Mr. Bogdanoff is available on his website, http://www.philipbogdanoff.com/.
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