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18-Year-Old Aces Calif. Bar, Wins 1st Trial

Posted Nov 19, 2007 3:50 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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An 18-year-old graduate of the UCLA School of Law is en route to become not only the youngest lawyer in the state but possibly the country.

Kathleen Holtz, who learned Friday that she passed the California bar, has already been part of a winning trial team, reports the Wall Street Journal Law Blog.

An associate at TroyGould in Los Angeles, Holtz spent much of the last few weeks at Orange County Superior Court, along with two colleagues, successfully representing the plaintiff in a commercial litigation matter.

“It was my first trial and it was a fantastic experience,” she says. “It’s very rare for business disputes to go to trial and I was thrilled to experience that so early in my career.”

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