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Jul. 10, 2024

US judge Phyllis Hamilton champions hard work but also wellness

Hamilton chairs the Northern District of California's local rules committee and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' Wellness Committee, promoting judges' overall health and fitness through innovative ideas.

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Raised by her aunt in a small town in the Midwest, Senior U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton learned the importance of hard work and dedication at a young age.

"I can't remember a single period of my life when I wasn't working," reflected Hamilton. She credited much of her success to the public school teachers in her town, who she said were personally invested in each student and opened up opportunities for them.

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