Burnita Matthews was the first woman to serve as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the second woman to hold judgeship of a federal court.
Every District resident should be able to pursue the future of their choice, including whether and when to start a family.
Marjorie McKenzie Lawson broke new legal ground for women in the District and across the country, serving as the first black female judge in D.C. and the first black woman appointed to the Juvenile Court bench by a president.
Judge Wald was a pioneer for women in law, serving as the first woman appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the first woman to serve as its chief judge.
Do you get pop-up messages on your computer screen that tell you to call tech support? Ignore them—it’s likely a scam!
This week, AG Racine partnered with the Student Borrower Protection Center to host a training session for District government employees and residents to learn about repayment plans and loan forgiveness programs.
AG Racine joined a coalition of 20 AGs in opposing The Trump administration’s new "Turnback Policy," which unlawfully denies individuals access to the asylum process at ports of entry and turns them away.
Charlotte E. Ray became the first African-American woman to graduate from a law school, and the first to formally practice law in the United States.
Learn about Charles Hamilton Houston, the man famously known in history as “The Man Who Killed Jim Crow.”