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Photograph was edited for publication purposes. Kathryn McDonald was a deputy public defender for the city of Los Angeles. She was one of the chief defense attorneys in the Onion Field Murders in which Gregory Powell and Jimmy Lee Smith were tried in the killing of a Los Angeles police officer in 1963. Leila Bulgrin was a San Fernando Municipal Court judge, the senior judge in the Los Angeles Judicial District. She was appointed to the bench in 1960 by former Gov. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown after 13 years as a trial lawyer with the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. Bulgrin ran afoul of the law when she was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving and for driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 in 1985. When appointed in 1958, Patricia Payne was the first female deputy district attorney in Los Angeles in ten years. Photograph caption dated December 29, 1961 reads "It was 'Ladies day' in Division 40 of the Hall of Justice today when these three ladies of legaldom appeared on official business. Left to right, are Deputy Public Defender Kathryn McDonald, Municipal Judge Leila Bulgrin, and Deputy District Attorney, Patricia Payne." Bulgrin is seated at a desk, with the other women standing on either side of her.
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00115892 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 82 CARL0005343962 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31994
McDonald, Kathryn Bulgrin, Leila Payne, Patricia Los Angeles County Hall of Justice California.--District Attorney (Los Angeles County)--Officials and employees Public defenders--California--Los Angeles Judges--California--Los Angeles Lawyers--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Offices--California--Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs