March 19, 2014 11:30 AM
Linda P. Campbell
More than 40 Tulane University law alumnae, including Marian Mayer Berkett, a 1937 Tulane Law School graduate, are among the pioneers being honored at the New Orleans Bar Association’s first “Barristers for Brunch” event Thursday (March 20).
Tulanians include women from every decade, such as Claire Loeb (1924), Berkett (1937), Dorothy D. Wolbrette (1945), Adelaide W. Benjamin (1956), Phyllis M. Taylor (1966), Cynthia Ann Samuel (1973) and more.
The bar’s Women in the Profession Committee organized the event to recognize the first 100 women lawyers in the New Orleans community. The program, co-sponsored by Tulane Law School, is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Sheraton Hotel’s Gallery Ballroom, 500 Canal St., New Orleans.
The list of honorees, who were licensed and practiced in the New Orleans area, spans 1898 through April 1974.
For more information about the event, contact the New Orleans Bar Association at 504-525-7453.
Tulane law graduates being honored are:Bettie Runnels
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org