RQN attorney Brit Merrill published an article highlighting the unique history of Utah’s women lawyers for the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (NCWBA). The NCWBA’s commemorative publication Raising the Bar: America Celebrates 150 Years of Women Lawyers celebrates the 150th anniversary since the first woman, Arabella Mansfield, was admitted to the Iowa State Bar in 1869.
Brit’s article recounts some of Utah’s memorable historical events, including Utah’s first 100 women lawyers, founding Women Lawyers of Utah, building women lawyers’ presence on the bench, and other defining moments in Utah’s legal history. Brit’s article on Utah can be found on page 70 –Raising the Bar: America Celebrates 150 Years of Women Lawyers.
Brit serves as Historian for Women Lawyers of Utah and is a talented RQN lawyer who helps clients navigate employment law issues and commercial litigation disputes.