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"Ladies day" in legal-land
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 82
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

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