Wyoming's first female Supreme Court Justice & Chief Justice
Listen to Marilyn's Story.
In 2000, Marilyn Kite became the first woman to be appointed to Wyoming’s highest court as a Supreme Court Justice, and later as Wyoming’s first female Chief Justice. During her time on the bench, she was tasked with re-writing the state's school finance case and helped to establish an access to justice fund for Wyoming. Marilyn is thoroughly a Wyoming woman - she was born in Laramie, attended the University of Wyoming, stayed in Wyoming after graduation where she’d be an influential force in developing the Wyoming branch of Holland & Hart (now a nationwide law firm). Marilyn is an accomplished horsewoman and was one of the "founding mothers" of the first women's antelope hunt in the country to benefit the Wyoming Women's Foundation.
During our interview, I talk with Marilyn about how she came to serve in Wyoming’s Supreme court, why she felt a woman should have occupied that position years earlier, and how more women can follow in her footsteps.