Newsmaker: Marilyn J. Horan
Noteworthy: The Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession will award Horan with the Anne X. Alpern Award, presented annually to a female lawyer or judge who demonstrates excellence in the legal profession and who makes a positive professional impact on women in the law. Alpern was Pennsylvania's attorney general in 1959 and the first female state attorney general in the nation.
Family: Husband, Joseph Caparosa; children, Lydia, Joe, Laura and Monica Caparosa
Occupation: Butler County Court of Common Pleas judge since 1996; Butler County's first female judge
Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1979; bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania State University, 1976
Background: Former partner in the law firm Murrin, Taylor, Flach & Horan; member of the Pennsylvania Association of State Trial Judges, Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania, and University of Pittsburgh's Law Alumni Association Board of Governors; past member of the state Judicial Conduct Board and the state Juvenile Court Judges' Commission
Quote: “It is very humbling to be placed in the company of an award in honor of Anne Alpern and all the prior recipients before me.”
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