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WJA 2022: Mary Jane Judy

Women's Justice Awards 2022

In the age of remote work, being a managing partner has never been more challenging. Still, it is a challenge Mary Jane Judy loves.

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WJA 2022: Margaret Hesse

Women's Justice Awards 2022

Like a lot of attorneys, Margaret Hesse showed signs early on that a legal career might be for her.

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WJA 2022: Ebonie Davis

Women's Justice Awards 2022

Ebonie Davis was inspired to consider becoming a lawyer during her sophomore year of high school when her brother experienced what she describes as a “negative and violent” interaction with police.

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WJA 2022: Tiffany Yarnell

Women's Justice Awards 2022

Taney County Associate Circuit Judge Tiffany Yarnell envisioned working as an FBI agent as early as the seventh grade.

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WJA 2022: Gillian Ruddy Wilcox

Women's Justice Awards 2022

Calling the last few years ‘busy’ for Gillian Ruddy Wilcox and her fellow defenders of civil liberties at the ACLU of Missouri doesn’t come close to capturing the pace of recent events amid which, as is usually the case, the ACLU found itself out front.

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WJA 2022: Hope Whitehead

Women's Justice Awards 2022

The global pandemic’s start weeks after her appointment as 21st Judicial Circuit Court administrator erased any chance that Hope Whitehead would ease into her new job.

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WJA 2022: Kristen Tuohy

Women's Justice Awards 2022

When she’s not prepping for trial, you can often find University of Missouri School of Law graduate Kristen Tuohy on her horse farm taking care of the animals she and her husband raise.

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WJA 2022: Rachel Bringer Shepard

Women's Justice Awards 2022

When Marion County native Judge Rachel Bringer Shepard graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1992 with a 4.0-grade point average and an LSAT score in the 98th percentile, an Ivy League law school admission was hers for the taking.

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