Published October 15, 2015
The path-breaking work of five female lawyers will be the focus as the University at Buffalo School of Law hosts Western New York Women Pioneers in the Law: A Celebration. The event is also sponsored by the Historical Society of the New York Courts and the Phillips Lytle law firm.
The program will examine the contributions of women from Western New York to the legal heritage of the region and the nation.
Attendees will learn about the life and work of these pioneering women:
Giving remarks will be Hon. Eugene F. Pigott Jr. '73 of the state Court of Appeals; Hon. Paula L. Feroleto '82, administrative judge for the 8th Judicial District; and Professor James A. Gardner, the Law School’s interim dean. The program will be moderated by Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, a former state Court of Appeals judge who serves as president of the Historical Society of the New York Courts.
A display created by the state Bar Association’s Committee on Women in the Law will highlighting 10 women lawyers who made significant contributions in the legal profession after overcoming gender barriers and, in some cases, racial discrimination, paving the way for generations of women attorneys.