Ruth L. Pulda of West Hartford, CT., died on June 9, 2008 at the age of 53. Recognized by the Connecticut Bar as one of the top lawyers in Connecticut, she received the 2003 Elizabeth Blackwell Award from Connecticut N.O.W. for her commitment to health care for women and the 2006 One Woman Making a Difference award from the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund. She served as counsel to the Fund, as well as chair of the state’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. Ruth Pulda co-founded and taught the Women’s Rights Clinic at the University of Connecticut School of Law.