Rebecca White Berch – Chief justice, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice
White Berch was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court in 2002 and has been chief justice since 2009. Before her Supreme Court appointment, she was a Court of Appeals judge (1998-2002); Arizona’s solicitor general (1991-1994); a member of the ASU College of Law faculty (1986-1995); and was in private practice (1979-1986).
Surprising fact: “I officiated at a wedding for 100 couples on the steps of the Supreme Court on February 14, 2012, the centennial of Arizona’s statehood — and Valentine’s Day.”
Biggest challenge: “Each new job has posed challenges that seemed, at that time, to have been the biggest I’d faced … Patience, humor, hard work, good advisors and good friends are the keys to meeting such challenges.”
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