In the Footsteps of Ethel Benjamin: New Zealands First Woman Lawyer

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.