Sorin, Sarah Herring
1861 - 1914

Alias: Sarah Herring
Born: 1/15/1861 in New York City, New York
Died: 4/30/1914
Professional Facts

Practice Area:
Labor Law
Workers' Rights
Regions and States of Practice:
AZ, West
Legal Education:
New York University School of Law, 1894
Positions During Her Career:
Practiced with her father in Tombstone and Tucson, Arizona, later renamed Herring & Sorin (1894-1912)
Counsel for the Old Dominion Copper Company and United Globe Mines (1912-?)
Represented United Globe Mines (1905-1914)
Woman lawyer in Arizona (1892)
Woman from Arizona to be admitted to the Supreme Court (1906)
Woman to argue a case unassisted and unaccompanied by male counsel in front of the United States Supreme Court (1913)
Arizona Woman Lawyers Association created the annual Sarah Sorin Award (1999)

Further Research Materials

Jacquelyn Kasper, Sarah Herring Sorin: Arizona's First Woman Lawyer, 12 (2) Western Legal History 211 (Summer/Fall 1999).
Women Lawyers "Legitimized" by Alluding to Their Male-Lawyer Connections
Mary Erickson, Women Lawyers "Legitimized" by Alluding to Their Male-Lawyer Connections (1988)
Woman Lawyer Dies at Globe, Los Angeles Times, May 10, 1914, at V17
Can Women Practice Law?
Can Women Practice Law? 1 (5) The Law Student's Helper 102 (May 1893)

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