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Judge Peggy Fulton Hora (Ret.)

Superior Court of California
P.O. Box 5246
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
U.S.A.

510-688-0998
judgehora@judgehora.com
www.judgehora.com

Judge Peggy Fulton Hora retired from the California Superior Court after serving 21 years. She had a criminal assignment that included presiding over the Drug Treatment Court. She is a former dean of the B.E. Witkin Judicial College of California and has been on the faculty of the National Judicial College for over 20 years. Judge Hora is a Senior Judicial Fellow for the National Drug Court Institute and a Judicial Outreach Liaison for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Judge Hora is a global leader in the solution-focused courts movement and has written comprehensively on justice issues. The appellate court and over 100 journals and law reviews have cited her work. She was a 2009-2010 Thinker in Residence appointed by the Premier of South Australia to study and make recommendations on the Australian justice system. In 2013 she is a visiting scholar at the University of Tasmania School of Law.

She is a recipient of the Bernard S. Jefferson Judicial Education Award from the California Judges’ Association and winner of the Rose Bird Award from California Women Lawyers. She was honored as Woman of the Year by the California legislature.

Her latest article, "Tough on Crime is Not Smart on Crime," was published in 2013 in the Australian journal Insight.


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 Hora, Peggy. "Tough on Crime is not Smart on Crime." Insight 8 (2013): 18-21. Print.
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Smart Justice Thinkers in Residence from Adelaide, South  Australia


Interview, "Law as Therapy: What Impact Do Drug Courts Have on Judges?" Journal of Court Innovation, 1(1), by Robert V. Wolf.  PDF/Website 
 


Video Interview: Judge Hora talks about her path to the bench, and broader options in treatment that led to rapid change in the legal system. Click here.


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