San Joaquin College of Law Celebrates an Alumni a Day

Carla was a high school teacher looking for a more challenging career when she entered law school. She clerked for Wilson, Altschule & Wittig, on a thrilling death penalty case, but stayed upon graduation to do family law. Four years later, when the Tulare County Family Law Facilitator’s office was formed, she was drawn to it because it incorporated teaching and law practice. Carla ran that very successful program for 20 years. After “retiring” from the Court, Carla worked with C.D. Harbottle’s (‘90) office in Visalia. In July of 2019, she joined Kahn, Soares & Conway continuing her family law involvement. Carla remembers their study group (Rissa Stuart (’93), Linda Bacon (’93), Mary Jarvis(’94)) and watching Mary wave the three of them off to take the bar exam. Carla was a member of the SJCL Tax Law Moot Court Competition team that won 1st Place Brief and Carla won 1st Place Oralist at the competition in Florida in 1993. Carla raised six children, but now that they are grown, she had to fill the empty nest somehow. Now she has six-plus goat-children that make her laugh every day. View Article. 

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