Finding aid for the Women's Law Fund Records, Series II


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: previous hit Women's Law Fund next hit
Title: previous hit Women's Law Fund next hit Records, Series II
Dates: 1972-1996
Extent: 0.60 linear feet (2 containers)
Abstract: The previous hit Women's Law Fund next hit (1972-2006), a non-profit organization co-founded by attorneys Jane M. Picker and Lizbeth A. Moody, both professors at Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, evolved out of divisions within Women's Equity Action League (WEAL) concerning the mission, structure, and funding of that organization. WEAL was a national organization founded in Cleveland, Ohio, and committed to combating sex discrimination and advocating for economic equality for women through education and litigation. The focus of previous hit Women's Law Fund next hit was to fund specific sex discrimination cases and secure attorneys for litigation. In the first case supported by the fund, LaFleur, et al. v. Cleveland Board of Education, et al., the U.S Supreme Court prohibited the school board's mandatory maternity leave policy for violation of the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause. The previous hit Women's Law Fund next hit disbanded in 2006 having reached its goals. The collection consists of administrative records, agendas, charts, correspondence, financial records, forms, grant proposals, legal records, lists, memoranda, minutes, newspaper articles, notes, promotional materials, and reports.
MS Number MS 5124
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English