Who's Who of Professional Women


Raised by progressive parents, Rosemary McAuliffe and her sister were always encouraged to pursue their dreams. Ms. McAuliffe wasn’t entirely sure where her path would lead her, but her sister was set on law. Upon graduating Regis College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1949, Ms. McAuliffe decided to follow in her sister’s footsteps. She proceeded to earn a JD from New England Law School in 1954 and to be admitted to practice before the state of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Degrees in hand, Ms. McAuliffe set out into the field. She opened her own private practice in Boston in 1956, and remains there to this day. She also practiced law with her sister from 1958 to 1984 and taught reading from 1965 to 1993. Ms. McAuliffe loves being able to help people; knowing they’re better off because of her is very rewarding. Her focus is on probate and estate law. To further her professional standing and stay on top of developments in the field, she obtained a Master of Education from Boston State College in 1971 and a certificate in advanced graduate studies from Boston State College in 1981.

When Ms. McAuliffe isn’t working, she is using her knowledge to better her community. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers since 2002, as well as a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Academy of Trial Lawyers. In the past, she was the secretary of the Italian Historical Association of Massachusetts and an active member of the World Affairs Council. She also produced a weekly TV show, “The Legal Line,” on the Boston Public Access Answer Channel.

Ms. McAuliffe’s hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed. Notably, she was honored with an LLD from New England Law School in 2002 and with inclusion in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.


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