Justice for All: The Legacy of Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson

Upcoming Exhibits
Exhibit OpenedExhibit Ended
April 1, 2023June 25, 2023


The Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson Legacy Committee has developed a traveling exhibit called 

Justice for All: The Legacy of Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson

. The exhibit aims to educate the public about the most influential justice in Wisconsin history and encourage public service.

The exhibit presents the groundbreaking career of Wisconsin’s first woman justice, her impact on the Wisconsin court system, and her place in history. It highlights causes she championed—women’s rights, civil rights, public understanding of the court system, and the importance of an independent judiciary. It presents these themes through archival photos, video clips, stories, and quotations.

The exhibit links to a new, interactive learning tool called Tootsie the Goldfish, which is based on Abrahamson’s tutorial for helping people understand how judges decide cases. To her, nothing was more important than public confidence in the law and courts.
All exhibit dates subject to change.