Monday, June 25, 2012

Arizona Legal Foundation Honors Ninth Circuit Judge

Arizona Legal Foundation Honors Ninth Circuit Judge

Judge Murguia speaking to students

Judge Mary H. Murguia of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit was honored in June by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education.  She received the foundation's Mark Santana Law-Related Education Award at a June 21 luncheon in Phoenix.  She is the first federal judge to receive the award, which recognizes exceptional contributions by members of the Arizona bench and bar in furthering education and understanding of the role of the law in our democratic society.

Judge Murguia was recognized for her work with the Kids to Court/CourtWorks program, which provides young people with a firsthand look at the courts through a visit to the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse in Phoenix.  Nearly 2,000 youngsters have participated in the program, which includes a mock trial, and presentations by judges, attorneys, court staff and law enforcement officers.