On March 24, the contributions of women in American law will be celebrated with the special event “A Legacy of Service: Women in the Law” for Women’s History Month. Chief Justice Christine Meaders Durham will speak about women’s role in the legal system and her personal journey to become the Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court. The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Auditorium at the Salt Lake City Public Library. Admission is free and open to the public.
Among her many recognitions, Durham received the 2007 Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence and the 2008 Transparent Courthouse Award for contributions to judicial accountability and administration from the Institute for the Advancement of the Legal System at the University of Denver. In 2003, Durham made history when she was the first female Chief Justice to swear into office a female governor, Olene Walker.
This event is cosponsored by The City Library, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah, the University of Utah Women’s Resource Center, the League of Women Voters of Utah, the Enriching Utah Coalition, Chai Life of Westminster College, the Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah and Indian Cultural Center, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the Islamic Speakers Bureau.