RGV Native Becomes 1st Female Chief of Justice in 13th Court of Appeals

4 years 2 months 1 week ago Tuesday, January 15 2019 Jan 15, 2019 January 15, 2019 11:24 AM January 15, 2019 in Community - Con Mi Gente
By: Rick Diaz

EDINBURG – A Rio Grande Valley woman has taken the oath to become the first female Chief Justice of the 13th Court of Appeals.

Dori Contreras took the oath, which was administered by retiring Chief Justice Roy Valdez.

"There are 14 Courts of Appeals and there are only 80 justices statewide. So, I am one of 80 people that do this job, and now one of 14 chiefs," explains Contreras.

Contreras is a Valley native – a PSJA graduate. She is hopeful to make her community proud.

KRGV’s Rick Diaz has the story.

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