In a recent Super Lawyers Magazine article titled “Pumped for Success: The Trials and Tribulations of Florida’s First Wave of Female Lawyers,” Shareholders Hala Sandridge and Linda Shelley, spoke about their first moments out of law school and landing that first job.
“I had a hearing in Tampa in Circuit Court, and I was really pregnant. And the judge looks at me and says, ‘Would you like to lie down on the ground and present your argument? That might be easier for you.’ I wasn’t offended. Judges were just not used to pregnant attorneys in the ‘80s” Hala said.
“I’m blessed with a type of memory that doesn’t dwell on the negative. I was more focused on learning my trade than on obstacles” says Linda.
To view the full article, click here. (Q&A on page 12)