Governmental Affairs Partner Mary Kay Roberts Being Honored with Mary Philbrook Award
Mary Kay Roberts, a partner in Riker Danzig’s Governmental Affairs Group, is being honored with the “Mary Philbrook Award” by the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey on February 8, 2018 in New Brunswick.
The Mary Philbrook Award is presented to a woman with a distinguished legal career “during which she has removed barriers and created opportunities for other women in the interest of advancing equality in all spheres.” Mary Philbrook of Jersey City was the first woman attorney in New Jersey, and used her legal training to advance women's rights, including a gender-free writing of the modern New Jersey Constitution which made discrimination on the basis of sex unconstitutional. She was instrumental in the founding of what is now Douglass Residential College at Rutgers University. A suffragist, she supported Alice Paul in the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S Constitution.
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