The Ninth Judicial Circuit
Historical Society (NJCHS)

preserves and educates about the vibrant legal history of the West,
and about the vital importance of an independent judiciary.

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Oral History Spotlight

Judge Mary H. Murguia

Congratulations to Judge Mary H. Murguia as she assumes her duties as Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit!

Chief Judge Murguia continues her trailblazing career as the first Latina to serve as chief judge of a federal appellate court, and the second woman and the first judge of Hispanic descent to serve as chief judge of the Ninth Circuit.

To learn more about her inspiring journey to the Bench, watch her full oral history at the link below: