Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Julia Fields

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Fri, 02/13/2009




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1 hour, 12 minutes. Born in 1951. In 1983, Julia Fields became the first female District Court Judge handling cases in the Oldham-Trimble-Henry County District for twenty years. Other 'firsts' attributed to Julia: in 1969, Julia began as a freshman in the first group of 150 women to break the male barrier of underclassmen at Yale. She went on to get her law degree at Yale Law School. She was the first woman to clerk in a large law firm in Louisville. She clerked for Boyce Martin, Federal Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisville.

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