Women in Legal Professions

Women lawyers, judges, and women in other professions related to law.

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Tameika Isaac Devine | Women Vision SC
Tameika Isaac Devine | Women Vision SC

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Tameika Isaac Devine was age 29 when she ran for office for the first time. She became the first African American female and the youngest person on the Columbia City Council. She recalls winning that...
Malissa Burnette | Women Vision SC
Malissa Burnette | Women Vision SC

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Malissa Burnette is an award-winning attorney and advocate for equal rights for all. She is co-founder of the Burnette Shutt & McDaniel law firm in Columbia. She waged a legal battle to change the...
Jean Hoefer Toal | Periscope
Jean Hoefer Toal | Periscope

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Jean Hoefer Toal was elected the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court on March 23, 2000. As Chief Justice, she presides over the highest court in South Carolina. Her court sets the rules...
Dorothy Sampson (1919-2013) | Road Trip
Dorothy Sampson (1919-2013) | Road Trip

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In 1965, Dorothy Sampson became a partner in the law firm Sampson and Sampson. She was the first African American female attorney in Sumter. Her area of interest was civil rights litigation, voter...