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Shirley Abrahamson

Jul 25, 2022

Traveling Abrahamson exhibit makes stop in Wausau; upcoming dates added

"Justice for All: The Legacy of Chief Justice Shirely S. Abrahamson," a traveling exhibit celebrating former Chief Justice Abrahamson, is currently traveling across the state, showcasing text, photos and other heirlooms that catalog her groundbreaking professional career, which included becoming the longest serving justice in United States history.

Jun 7, 2022

Abrahamson exhibit travels around the state

An exhibit honoring Wisconsin’s first woman Supreme Court justice is making its way across the state.

Mar 30, 2021

Applications open for AWL scholarships supporting female law students

The Association for Women Lawyers Foundation is accepting applications for its 2021 scholarships supporting female law students.

Jan 5, 2021

Flags to fly at half staff on Tuesday in Abrahamson’s honor

Flags will fly at half staff in Wisconsin on Tuesday in honor of the former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, who died on Dec. 19 at age 87. Abrahamson became the first woman to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1976 and the court’s first female chief justice in 1996. She was […]

Dec 21, 2020

Remembering Shirley Abrahamson: Justices, lawmakers offer condolences

After news of the death of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, many who knew Abrahamson personally and professionally are offering their condolences.

Dec 20, 2020

Longtime Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Abrahamson dies (UPDATE)

Shirley Abrahamson, the longest-serving Wisconsin Supreme Court justice in state history and the first woman to serve on the high court, has died. She was 87.

Oct 29, 2020

Chief Justice Abrahamson honored with reading-room dedication, portrait released

The retired Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson was honored with a virtual reading-room dedication and portrait release on Tuesday.

Aug 4, 2020

Habush Habush & Rottier makes $10,000 contribution to Abrahamson Reading Room

The law firm Habush Habush & Rottier is making a $10,000 contribution to the new Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson Reading Room at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library.

Aug 4, 2020

Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson honored with executive order, reading room naming

Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson received statewide recognition for her career and legacy on Tuesday.

Jun 11, 2020

Deadline for women lawyers scholarship applications on Monday

The deadline for the annual Association for Women Lawyers Foundation scholarship applications is on Monday.

Aug 1, 2019

YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW: Abrahamson let the sunshine in

As Justice Shirley Abrahamson ends her tenure on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, after 43 years and more than 1,300 authored opinions, she leaves a rich legacy of legal scholarship, importantly including her support for government transparency.

Justice-elect Brian Hagedorn, Justice Rebecca Bradley and former Justice David Prosser turned out to support Dan Kelly’s bid for a full, 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court at a press conference Tuesday in the high court’s hearing room in the state Capitol. Then-Gov. Scott Walker appointed Kelly three years ago, when Prosser retired from the court. Staff photo by Erika Strebel
Jul 31, 2019

Hagedorn to be sworn in Thursday

Brian Hagedorn's inauguration as a state Supreme Court justice this week will mark the end of a legal age and starkly underscore governors' power to reshape Wisconsin courtrooms with like-minded appointees.


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