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Lillian Ruby Clements

First Woman Admitted to the Alberta Bar

Of Vegreville, AB

1915 – First woman admitted to the Alberta Bar

  • ‘Her case was treated with greater scrutiny by the Law Society of Alberta, and as a somewhat of a newsworthy oddity by the local press. But, in contrast to the battles fought by women in other provinces, Clements encountered no formal opposition to her admission.’ (See Information)
  • Soon after she married, she ceased practice and never returned to the profession of law

Information

http://www.archivesalberta.org/women/LASA/index.html