Jean Graham Hall: Tape Two

Scope and Content

Ran Eighteen-Plus Scheme at Birmingham from 1941-1944. Home Office with Barbara Wootton: trained as probation officer. First probation position in Gosport and Fairham. 1946: probation officer in Croydon. Move towards adoption and effects of divorce laws on children. First woman president of Gray's Inn Debating Society. Discusses importance of children in her life. Studied Law at London University: qualified for Home Office Inspectorate. Entry to the Bar. Talks about law finals and pupillage. Domination of profession by men. Supplemented income by lecturing at Kingston and Tooting Polytechnics. Joined Labour Party and Society of Labour Lawyers. Discrimination against women in all aspects of Law. 1955: Jean Hall contested East Surrey seat (Labour). Moved from assistant secretary to secretary of Society of Labour Lawyers - Gerald Gardiner as Chairman. Involved in 1984 General Election legal manifesto re homosexuality, capital punishment and law commission.