Woman Lawyer Who Hid Gender in 1930s Law Job Applications Dies at 99

ABAJournal.com posts on Anne Sullivan, who Anne Sullivan, formerly Anne Chawk, was licensed in 1934 and signed her job applications “A.M. Chawk” so they wouldn’t be tossed out. She volunteered in probate court for a year before landing a law firm job where she met her husband, John Sullivan.

We have come a long way in this regard, but quite frankly I often wonder if we have come as far as we need to.

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