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Peggy Fulton Hora was inducted into the Justice category in 2008.

My Story

A judge in Alameda County for more than two decades, the Hon. Peggy Fulton Hora helped reshape the County courts to be more responsive to emerging problems such as substance abuse. As a lawyer and judge, she was known for an unyielding devotion to fairness. She once helped a woman defendant who was to appear before a jury in her jail clothes. Judge Hora retired to her chambers, took off her own dress, put her judge's robe back on and gave her dress to the woman to wear in court. Judge Hora retired in 2006, but not before she helped to found the Alameda County Drug Treatment Court, a ground-breaking program that seeks to address substance abuse issues that are a factor in many court cases.