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Women’s History Month From a Legal Perspective, March 2021

Regarding your article about female lawyer trailblazers, I would submit the name of Burta Rhoads Raborn, who was a highly regarded and well-known family lawyer in the Houston area for many years.

Professor J.T. Oldham

I was so excited to receive and read the March 2021 issue of the TBJ with its focus on Women’s History Month from a Legal Perspective. I have been a practicing attorney since 1982 and appreciate the significance of the extraordinary accomplishments of these women—having been witness to many of them in real time.

However, my excitement turned to dismay at the gross oversight and travesty of not including the Honorable Rose Spector, the first woman elected to the Texas Supreme Court in 1992. She would have been a natural inclusion in your 1992 notation of Harriet Miers and Colleen McHugh—surely being elected to the Texas Supreme Court is commensurate with being elected to a State Bar position.

Your Editor’s Note, which is of marginal consolation, does not even mention Justice Spector. Someone should not need to write in to call Justice Spector to your attention. Completely inexplicable and inexcusable. Justice Spector is as large a presence in the history of Texas women legal leaders as any of the women profiled.

Clearly a major oversight. Hopefully the TBJ corrects this mistake and makes an appropriate amends to Justice Spector.

Nancy Santana

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