University of Denver

Former Chief Justice Mullarkey Recounts Rise of Women, Including Kourlis, on Colorado Supreme Court

IAALS Intern

IAALS Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis was recently profiled in this month's issue of The Colorado Lawyer. The article, written by retired Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey, discusses the rise of women to the judicial bench and focuses on the three female justices who have completed their terms on the Colorado Supreme Court.

In her article, Mullarkey shares her experience on the bench with Kourlis:

I have often said that my working life became much better when Kourlis took her seat on the Supreme Court in 1995. Not only did I enjoy the companionship of having another woman on the Court, but she was a terrific colleague—smart, hard-working, and full of ideas. We found that we shared a passion for improving the state court system. Kourlis served on the Court for eleven years. She resigned in January 2006 to found IAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, at the University of Denver.