Arizona’s Women in the Law:
Going First and Going Forward

Where have we been and where are we now? Join our distinguished panel as they discuss what it was like to be the first woman in a particular role in the law. Our panelists also will provide us with their insights into how things have (or have not) changed. 

Tuesday, March 29th | 4:00 – 5:00 PM Local Time (Phoenix)
*4:00 – 5:00 PM Pacific

Join us in person at the Sandra Day O’Connor Courthouse
in Phoenix, Arizona (401 W Washington St.) or virtually over Zoom!

Virtual registration for this program is only $10!
Includes 1.0 Arizona CLE credit.



Hon. Mary Murguia: Judge Murguia is the Ninth Circuit’s twelfth chief judge, the first judge of Hispanic descent to serve as chief judge of the Ninth Circuit, and the second woman to hold the position on the court.

Hon. Mary Schroeder: Among many other roles, Judge Schroeder served as the first female chief judge of the Ninth Circuit from 2000 to 2007. Judge Schroeder will serve both as moderator and as a panelist for this program.

Chief Justice Ruth V. McGregor (ret.): Chief Justice McGregor served on the Arizona Supreme Court from February 1998 until June 30, 2009. She was the Court’s Chief Justice from June 2005 until her retirement. She was also a member of the Arizona Court of Appeals from 1989 until 1998, where she served as Chief Judge from 1995 to 1997. She served as law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor during Justice O’Connor’s first term on the United States Supreme Court.

Patricia Refo: Patricia Refo is the Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association. She also has served as Chair of the ABA House of Delegates and the ABA Section of Litigation; on the Arizona Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence, and is a former member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence of the United States Judicial Conference.