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Women in Leadership: Legal

Women in Leadership: Legal

The second installment of Women in Leadership focuses on women involved in the legal field and who work towards making positive and lasting changes in the Michiana area. PBS Michiana is proud to help tell their stories.

Airs on On June 30, 2021 at 7:30pm (re-air July 1 at 8:30pm on 34.2)


Jeanne Jourdan

Jeanne Jourdan is a true pioneer who, after getting married and starting her family, went to law school at the University of Notre Dame. She eventually became St Joseph County's first female public defender, first female deputy prosecuting attorney, and first female superior court judge before becoming a teacher and mentor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Karrah Herring

Karrah Herring has quickly developed a name for herself in her legal career, first as the University of Notre Dame's Director of Public Affairs and, most recently, as Indiana's first Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity Officer where she works to help enhance workplace cultures to be more diverse and open to new perspectives and ideas.

Aladean DeRose

Aladean DeRose has been passionate about fighting injustice since long before going to law school. Working part time in the city of South Bend's legal department and part time with her own private practice, she works hard to advocate for those who have fewer rights and has experience with many types of cases from family law and employment discrimination to class action lawsuits.