Judy grew up on a vineyard in Napa, California. After law school, she clerked for Chief Justice William A. Holohan of the Arizona Supreme Court and was a prosecutor for the City of Phoenix. She also worked as a staff attorney with the Urban Indian Law Office of Community Legal Services in Phoenix; a managing attorney for the Douglas office of Southern Arizona Legal Aid (SALA); and a hearing officer with the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections in Phoenix. While at SALA, she led a drive to establish the first domestic violence shelter in Douglas (initially housed in a former drug tunnel building). Judy most recently practiced immigration law in Phoenix as a sole practitioner for 22 years. Judy loves to hike, travel, play with her dog Bob, cook, visit art galleries and museums, contradance, attend meetings, and visit her far-flung family.
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