Albany Law School seeks nominations for the 2014 Kate Stoneman Awards. The Kate Stoneman Award is given annually to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to actively seeking change and expanding opportunities for women within the profession. They have influenced other women to pursue legal careers and have opened doors that historically have been closed to women lawyers.
The awards, which are presented during a ceremony celebrating the pioneering spirit of Kate Stoneman, include the Miriam M. Netter '72 Stoneman Award presented to the keynote speaker and up to two additional Stoneman Awards to individuals who meet the criteria.
If you wish to nominate a qualified individual please complete the 2014 Nomination Form and submit
it with supporting documents by Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
Albany Law School – Kate Stoneman Award
Tammy Weinman, Co-Chair, Kate Stoneman Committee
Office of Institutional Advancement
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208-3494
Kate Stoneman paved the way for thousands of women in the legal profession. Supporting herself as a teacher, she worked nights, weekends, and summers as a clerk to an Albany lawyer. The first woman to pass the New York State bar exam, her application to join the bar was rejected because of her gender. She launched a campaign to amend the Code of Civil Procedure to permit the admission of qualified applicants without regard to sex or race. Stoneman became the first woman admitted to the New York State Bar in 1886. In 1898, she became the first female graduate of Albany Law School (in Stoneman’s time a law degree was not required to practice law).