#47: Mothers in Politics with Judge Juli Mathew
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In this episode, we’re continuing our series on Mothers in Politics. We’re talking with Judge Juli Mathew, the first Indian-American woman elected to the bench in the United States. She’ll tell us how she got there, how her experiences were affected by being a woman and an immigrant, and why you should consider a career leap too.

Juli Mathew is the first Indian-American woman elected to the bench in the United States and the first Asian-American woman elected to the bench in Fort Bend County, Texas. Born in India and raised in Philadelphia, she received her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and her Juris Doctorate from Widener University, now called Delaware Law School. Judge Mathew has practiced in both Pennsylvania and Texas for the last 15 years in the areas of creditor rights, mass tort, oil and gas, probate, and criminal law. She was also the Associate Municipal Judge of the City of Arcola before becoming the presiding Judge of County Court 3 in Fort Bend County, Texas. Judge Mathew’s court is a general jurisdiction court and she handles civil, criminal, probate and juvenile matter. She believes in empowering women and ensuring that the judiciary reflects the diversity of its community. She lives in Sugar Land, TX with her husband and three daughters.

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