• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE5754

McCarthy, Veronica

(1948 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1948, Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Occupation Lawyer, Partner, Solicitor


Veronica McCarthy left school at the age of 15 and joined the public service. She decided to become a librarian and completed secondary school by evening classes. However, when Myles Kane offered her articles of clerkship, she accepted.

In 1967 McCarthy began her articles, performed secretarial work at Roberts & Kane and attended the University of Queensland at night. In 1972 she was admitted as a solicitor, the 42nd woman to be placed on the roll. She continued to work as a solicitor at Roberts & Kane where she became a partner in 1977.

Veronica McCarthy was the inaugural Secretary of the Women Lawyers Association, a position she continues to hold. She has served on the Law Society Grants Committee and was a member of the Supreme Court Library Committee.

Published resources

Related entries

  • Founding Secretary
    • Women Lawyers' Association of Queensland (1978 - )