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JILL KLEIN ON CLARA SHORTRIDGE FOLTZ

Jill Klein tells us about the amazing Clara Shortridge Foltz, first female attorney in California and creator of the American Public Defender program. Clara’s mind-blowing career begins with her struggles as a single mother of five determined to become a lawyer, moves through her successful efforts to change laws for women’s rights and concludes with her historic run for California Governor at the sprightly age of 81. She now has the largest Criminal Courthouse in our country named after her. Enjoy Jill’s take on one of the most inspiring founding mothers of our legal system.

Our storytellers share these astonishing women with us conversationally and unscripted; we fact-check afterwards and note any major discrepancies for accuracy.

Credits:
Director: Julie Hébert
DP: Kim Culotta
Producer/Sound: Courtney Graham
Co-Producer/Interviewee: Jill Klein
PA: Sarah Michelle Witt
Editors: Farrel Levy, Franzis Muller
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