First Woman Chief Justice in Colorado|
Mary Mullarky 68
During the first eight of the eleven years Mary Mullarkey 68 served as judge on the Colorado Supreme Court, she was the only woman, "all by my lonesome." Did the addition to the court of another female justice three years ago make a difference? "Oh, absolutely," she says. "My working life got a lot better."
Now, it has happened again. The states highest court will finally "move past tokenism" when it seats its third female justice this fall.
Mullarkey says that she and her fellow justices in Denvermale and female alikewill travel throughout the state in the coming year to "take the pulse" of the district courts, all part of a national initiative to boost public confidence in the judicial system.
But thats not the only way Mullarkey is on the move. Last summer her supreme court colleagues elected her chief justice, making her the first woman in history to hold Colorados number-one judicial post.