Nellie Carlin

Nellie Carlin was associated with Clarence Darrow's law firms for several years. According to a 1900 article "During her practice Miss Carlin has been connected with the firm of Darrow, Thomas & Thompson, who speak in the highest praise of her ability." In 1900 she formed a law partnership with another woman female attorney. According to another source, Carlin practiced law with Darrow's firms from 1895 to 1910. Nellie Carlin went on to hold several prominent positions. At one time she became the second president of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois. In 1915 she was appointed Public Guardian of Cook County for children. She ran for municipal judge in 1914 and in 1917, she was appointed an assistant state's attorney. Photo from the Bench and Bar of Illinois, 1920.