The Law: Two in the Profession

The number of women lawyers is growing, but the newcomers still encounter obstacles and prejudices. To succeed, a woman needs a special measure of brains, energy and determination. Here are two examples:

"I Was Hooked"

A bus driver, visiting Washington to testify in a negligence case, gestured toward a plump, smiling woman in the conference room. "Isn't that Mrs. Murphy?" he asked warily. "She put me on the stand in Boston. She smiled sweetly at me and then . . . pow!"

The remark illustrates the style of Mrs. Betty Southard Murphy, 41, mother of...

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