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From Junkie to Judge
February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Join Berkeley Judicial Institute as Professor Mark Harmon interviews Mary Beth O’Connor on her book, From Junkie to Judge: One Woman’s Triumph over Trauma and Addiction.
Her memoir will be released on January 24, 2023, and is available for pre-order now.
From the publisher’s website:
“Searing, unsettling, and ultimately triumphant, Judge O’Connor’s debut memoir takes readers on a wild ride through the rock-bottom underbelly of intravenous drug addiction to the hallowed halls of justice where she rose to the pinnacle of success as a federal judge.”
From the author’s website:
“..6 years into recovery, she attended Berkeley Law. She worked at a large firm in Silicon Valley, then litigated class actions for the federal government. In 2014, Mary Beth was appointed a federal Administrative Law Judge, a position from which she retired in 2020.”
Learn more about Judge O’Connor, and her story, here:
Chapter 40, From Junkie to Judge
Commentary: It wasn’t luck that allowed me to become a judge after meth addition. It was white privilege