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Ms. Smith was also recently featured in the documentary Women Trailblazers in the Law:  Utah’s First 100 Women Lawyers.  The Women Trailblazers  film includes compelling interviews with many of the First 100.  These women, through their determination, resilience, and hard work, overcame numerous challenges and paved the way for generations to come.  Between 1872, when the first two women were admitted to the Bar, and 1975, only 91 women were admitted to the Utah Bar.  In 1976, 28 women graduated together, to finally reach the 119 number.  We refer to these 119 women as the First 100.  Janet Hugie Smith was the 116th woman admitted to the Utah State Bar.