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Mullarkey, Mary 1990 Evaluation


Colorado Supreme Court

Honorable Mary J. Mullarkey 

Retention Year: 1990
Recommendation: Retain


Judicial Performance Commission’s recommendation: Should Be Retained.

Justice Mullarkey received her undergraduate degree in 1965 from St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, where she majored in mathematics. She received her law degree from Harvard in 1968 and was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1968 and the Colorado Bar in 1974.

Her experience prior to her appointment included private law practice, 1985-1987, legal adviser to the governor from 1982-1985, and counsel for several government agencies in the following capacities: Department of the interior, attorney adviser, 1968-1973; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, assistant regional attorney, 1973-1975; Colorado Department of Law, First Assistant Attorney General, 1975-1979, and Solicitor General, 1979-1982. She was appointed Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court on June 29, 1987.

Mullarkey stated a strong commitment to fairness in her interview with the state commission on judicial performance.

The survey of attorneys and trial judges indicated her performance is consistent with that goal. Mullarkey was praised by the attorneys and trial judges for the quality of written opinions.