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Jean Dubofsky earned an undergraduate degree from Stanford and a law degree from Harvard. She spent two years as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Walter Mondale in Washington, and then she signed on as an attorney for Colorado Rural Legal Services ...

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The Honorable Zita Weinshienk is a United States Senior District Judge for the State of Colorado. She has been a Denver District Court judge, a Denver County Court judge, a Denver Municipal judge, Denver’s first female jurist, and a legal advisor and re...

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Mary Mullarkey overturned established precedent when her fellow justices chose her to serve as Colorado’s first female Supreme Court chief justice in 1998. She served for 12 years, longer than any other chief justice in Colorado history, retiring in 201...

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In 2008, Christine Marie Arguello became the first Hispanic United States District Court Judge for the District of Colorado, attaining with that appointment another of the historic firsts that mark her distinguished legal career. She was the first Latina ...

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In 1968, Sandra I. Rothenberg applied for a position as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover advised her “that our Special Agent position must be limited to males,” because of the “strenuous physic...

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Shari F. Shink left her Pennsylvania home in 1981 for Colorado, where a temporary assignment and an encounter with a 2-year old boy led to a life committed to abused and neglected children.  She established the Children’s Legal Clinic in 1985 that beca...

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