What have you been doing the past 20 years?
It has been 20 years since I graduated from Boyd Law. The road has been fun.For the past 12 years, I have had a successful law practice. Now, I am running for District Court judge, which has been once of the best experiences of my career.
How is it to practice law where you went to law school?
I love living in the same place that I went to law school. I have the opportunity to give back to the law school in a way that I never could if I had moved away. An event I look forward to every year is the GRIT Project. The GRIT Project is a wonderful space for female law students, professors, legal practitioners and judges to come together and share their experiences with each other.
What changes would you like to see in the legal profession?
I would like to see more of an emphasis placed on mental and physical health in the legal profession. This needs to start in law school. Lawyers have high rates of depression and anxiety. We need to explore ways to support lawyers.
What do you do in your off hours?
When I am not working, I love to rock climb. There is nothing quite as serene as being in beautiful rock in Red Rock Canyon with only the sounds of nature to surround you. It grounds me in a way nothing else does.