VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: L. MANDY STELLMANadmin2023-01-26T11:30:45-05:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
L. Mandy Stellman
“When I Saw an Injustice, I Was Compelled to Take Action to Fix It.”
President and Legal Adviser to the Wisconsin Women’s Coalition (1971). Trainer for the Women’s Crisis Line (1972). Delegate from Wisconsin to the First National Women’s Conference in Houston, Texas 1977. In 1970 began acting as an attorney for Milwaukee NOW in many sex discrimination law suits. An attorney for NOW during its 1970s action against Sears; successfully filed a Title VII complaint against the Milwaukee Board of Education; and in 1973 was the attorney of record in obtaining a court order forcing the Milwaukee fire and police departments to appoint women officers. From the 1970s through the 1990s, participated in ERA marches and helped finance many trips for women who could not afford the costs. A member of the ABA, the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Bar, Stellman was the first woman in the nation to become a member of a legal fraternity, Tau Epsilon Rho (1970).
Photo 1. L. Mandy Stellman admitted to the Bar in 1971.