After passing the Arizona bar exam in 1957, Sandra Day O'Connor set up a small law office with local attorney Tom Tobin. The pair would often go to the courthouse to seek appointment to represent indigent defendants for $25 a case, which they would split, according to O'Connor biographer Joan Biskupic. Nearly 25 years later, O'Connor's last name appeared on a list of possible Supreme Court nominees prepared by U.S. Attorney General William French Smith. His aide, Ken Starr, had to ask who O'Connor was, but she would go on to become President Reagan's first appointment. These and other stories from Biskupic, a reporter with USA Today and author of Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice, will be part of the Arizona State Law Journal Symposium , "Conversations About Sandra Day O'Connor." The event will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23, in the Great Hall. The day will feature four sessions:
Breakfast will be served. The symposium is free without CLE, $100 with CLE credit. To RSVP or for more information, go to www.law.asu.edu/Symposium07.