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In the footsteps of Ethel Benjamin : New Zealand's first woman lawyer / Janet November.

By: November, Janet, 1947-.
Contributor(s): New Zealand Law Foundation [author.] | New Zealand Law Foundation.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Victoria University Press for the Law Foundation of New Zealand, 2009Description: xi, 260 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map, ports ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780864736079 (pbk.) :; 9780864736079 (pbk.); 086473607X (pbk.).Subject(s): Benjamin, Ethel, 1875-1943 | Lawyers -- New Zealand -- Biography | Women lawyers -- New Zealand -- BiographyDDC classification: 340.092
Contents:
Ethel's birthplace: Nineteenth-century Dunedin -- School days: The Girls' High School -- Starting in Practice -- Solicitor for the Society for the Protection of Women and Children -- The Political Environment -- Prohibition versus the Publicans -- The Hotel Businesses: clients, partners and friends -- General Practice: Contracts and Conveyancing -- Cherry Tearooms and what happened next -- Wellington -- England and the Family -- Ethel's Legal Legacy: Successors in the Footsteps of Ethel Benjamin.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A fascinating look at a noteworthy figure in legal history, this inspiring story reveals the life of New Zealand's first female attorney. The narrative delves deep into Ethel Benjamin's personal and professional histories, answering questions about her familial life and some of her more controversial legal decisions. Also examining some of the obstacles she faced by becoming a counselor in the late 19th century and facing an all-male, conservative legal profession, this story portrays Ethel's determination, hard work, mental ability, and can-do attitude.

Col. map on back cover.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-252) and index.

Includes bibliography (p. 249-252) and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Ethel's birthplace: Nineteenth-century Dunedin -- 2. School days: The Girls' High School -- 3. University -- 4. Starting in Practice -- 5. Solicitor for the Society for the Protection of Women and Children -- 6. The Political Environment -- 7. Prohibition versus the Publicans -- 8. The Hotel Businesses: clients, partners and friends -- 9. General Practice: Contracts and Conveyancing -- 10. Cherry Tearooms and what happened next -- 11. Wellington -- 12. England and the Family -- Epilogue. Ethel's Legal Legacy: Successors in the Footsteps of Ethel Benjamin.

Ethel's birthplace: Nineteenth-century Dunedin -- School days: The Girls' High School -- University -- Starting in Practice -- Solicitor for the Society for the Protection of Women and Children -- The Political Environment -- Prohibition versus the Publicans -- The Hotel Businesses: clients, partners and friends -- General Practice: Contracts and Conveyancing -- Cherry Tearooms and what happened next -- Wellington -- England and the Family -- Epilogue -- Ethel's Legal Legacy: Successors in the Footsteps of Ethel Benjamin.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Illustrations (p. vi)
  • Foreword - Dorothy Page (p. vii)
  • Preface (p. ix)
  • 1 Ethel's Birthplace: Nineteenth-Century Dunedin (p. 1)
  • 2 School Days: The Girls' High School (p. 17)
  • 3 University (p. 41)
  • 4 Starting in Practice (p. 61)
  • 5 Solicitor for the Society for the Protection of Women and Children (p. 75)
  • 6 The Political Environment (p. 99)
  • 7 Prohibition versus the Publicans (p. 115)
  • 8 The Hotel Businesses: Clients, Partners and Friends (p. 125)
  • 9 General Practice: Contracts and Conveyancing (p. 145)
  • 10 Cherry Tearooms and What Happened Next (p. 161)
  • 11 Wellington (p. 171)
  • 12 England and the Family (p. 177)
  • Epilogue: Ethel's Legal Legacy: Successors in the Footsteps of Ethel Benjamin (p. 189)
  • Notes (p. 227)
  • Bibliography (p. 249)
  • Index (p. 253)