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Lois G. Forer Edit Profile

Lawyer

Lois G. Forer, American judge. Bar: Illinois 1938, Pennsylvania 1945, United States District Court (Eastern district) Pennsylvania 1945, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1945, United States Supreme Court 1942. Recipient Criminal Justice Thurgood Marshall award, Philadelphia Bar Association.

Background

Forer, Lois G. was born on March 22, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Harry Goldstein and Lorraine Goldstein (Beilman) Forer.

Education

AB with honors, Northwestern University, 1935. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1938.

Career

Bar: Illinois 1938, Pennsylvania 1945, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1945, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1945, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1942. Legal staff United States Senatte Committee Edition and Labor, Washington, 1938-1939,Rural Electrification Administration, Washington, 1939-1942. Law clerk to presiding judge The United States of America Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1942-1946.

Legal staff, Office of Price Stabilization, Philadelphia, 1948. Deputy attorney general Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 1955-1963. Attorney-in-charge Office for Juveniles, Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, 1966-1968.

Sole practice, Philadelphia, 1946-1971. Judge Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, 1971-1987. Consultant Kerner Commission.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1938, Pennsylvania 1945, United States District Court (Eastern district) Pennsylvania 1945, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1945, United States Supreme Court 1942.

Works

Membership

Member Governor's Committee on Children and Youth. National board directors American Civil Liberties Union, 1960—1980. Member Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights under Law, Lehman Committee on Immigration and Naturalization.

Member drafting committee Interstate Compact on Delaware River. Member of American Bar Association (Ross Essay award 1950), National Law Science Council.

Connections

Married Morris L. Forer, June 30, 1940. Children: Stuart, John, Hope Abigail Forer Ross.

father:
Harry Goldstein Forer

mother:
Lorraine Goldstein (Beilman) Forer

spouse:
Morris L. Forer

child:
Stuart Forer

child:
John Forer

child:
Hope Abigail Forer Ross Forer