Two female judicial pioneers — one from the U.S. and the other from the U.K. — compared notes at Georgetown University Law Center on Thursday and found they both had restroom stories to tell.

“Everybody’s got a bathroom story,” said Lady Brenda Hale, the first female Law Lord in the British House of Lords. In 1999 when she was named to the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council — yes, the Privy Council — a court official sheepishly told her the ladies’ room had not yet been completed. Hale, formally known as The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond, said she has also grown accustomed to being unthinkingly addressed by lawyers during arguments as “M’Lord,” not “M’Lady.”

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