DID YOU KNOW...

Jury Service in the Commonwealth - an Ongoing Series

Presented by the Office of Jury Commissioner


WOMEN and THE COURTS IN MASSACHUSETTS

  • The first woman allowed to vote in America was Lydia Taft of Uxbridge in 1756.

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  • The first woman attorney in Massachusetts was Lelia Robinson of Boston in 1882.

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  • The first female Assistant District Attorney (1927) and the first female judge (1930) in Massachusetts was Emma Fall Schofield of Malden.

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  • The first women were selected by a town to be summoned for juror service by Uxbridge in 1922.

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  • The first women served as jurors in Massachusetts in 1950.