Of Counsel Candace Carroll was featured in the article titled, ‘THE DOORS WERE OPENING’ An oral history of the first wave of women attorneys, published by Super Lawyers in the 2021 Super Lawyers Magazine. The article discusses the experiences and challenges of six female San Diego attorneys, including Ms. Carroll, in becoming a female attorney in the 70’s. The article states, “According to the American Bar Association, women made up just 3.4% of J.D.s in 1960, and while by 1970 that number had more than doubled, to 8.6%, it was still just a sliver. Over the next 10 years it exploded. By 1980, 34.2% of the attorneys in the country were women.”
The article notes, “When Candace Carroll graduated from Duke University Law School in 1974, about 25 women were in her class; the year before, there were 10; in 1972, just seven or eight.” The article further discusses the attorneys’ experiences with job interviews, in their early jobs, and in the courtroom. Ms. Carroll states, “It was hard for women to get clerkships because most of the judges were men and most of the judges wouldn’t hire women law clerks. But the D.C. circuit hired two law clerks every year called motions clerks. If any emergency motions came in, they would handle them. They would hire women for that job. I applied and got it.”
Read the full article here.
Ms. Carroll is a highly-regarded appellate practitioner with more than 40 years’ experience handling appeals in the federal, state, and bankruptcy appellate courts. Her cases have encompassed a wide range of subjects, including contract disputes, insurance and indemnity issues, wrongful termination, intellectual property, personal injury, constitutional issues, and complex family law matters.
About Sullivan Hill:
Sullivan Hill has provided efficient, aggressive and responsive legal representation for more than 50 years. The firm provides full service representation to clients in a variety of industries with an emphasis in insolvency, construction disputes, insurance coverage, real estate, business disputes, civil litigation, and transactional work. The firm has offices in San Diego and Las Vegas.