Carolin Sahimi, Esq. is the youngest woman featured on this blog. Having been admitted to The State Bar of California in 2008, Carolin is a successful attorney who has worked with the firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP as a Litigation Associate for the past two years and has practiced law for the past five years. She works in all areas of complex commercial litigation and has experience in litigating contractual disputes, real estate litigation, product liability cases, and consumer and employment class action defense. Carolin’s many honors and accomplishments include: the Albert and Judy Glickman Scholarship, Moot Court Honors Program, Articles Editor for the UCLA Women’s Law Journal, Writing Advisor for the UCLA Lawyering Skills Clinical Program, U.C. Berkeley Regent Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship, U. C. Berkeley Dean’s Honor List and Berkeley Honor Students’ Society.
I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely and soft spoken Carolin recently:
What is your background and education?
I have an undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from U.C. Berkeley and a law degree from UCLA.
What drew you to law?
I thought it was a good way to exercise my critical thinking skills and to gain exposure to different topics based on the subject of the litigation.
What type of cases does your work entail?
I practice litigation so I am exposed to a variety of cases in different fields, but I mainly deal with business disputes.
What type of volunteer work do you perform?
All lawyers are encouraged to perform pro bono work. We usually work with organizations to help out on cases where disadvantaged clients need legal services and can’t afford to pay their fees.
What is your advice for young professionals, particularly those who are trying to succeed as attorneys?
There are a lot of different areas in law, so do try and find what you’re most passionate about and don’t be afraid to explore where your interests lie.