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First Woman Judge in Criminal Court

January 5, 1972
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Rose Heilbron, QC, a well-known criminal lawyer, has become the first woman today to sit as a judge at the Central Criminal Court, London’s famous Old Bailey. Mrs. Heilbron, 56, is, the wife of a Jewish surgeon in Liverpool. In 1956 she was the first woman recorder at Burnley, Lancashire where she still sits.

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