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Open Ninth Podcast - Episode 183

Judge Leticia Marques knew she wanted to be a lawyer when she got her first taste of a debate during her junior year of high school. And she wasn’t the only one who noticed her passion for arguing a case—her teacher saw it too. They encouraged Judge Marques to give law school a try and she was ready for the challenge. Tune in to Open Ninth to hear more about her experiences in law school, her time practicing law, and what influenced her to run for the bench years later.


  • 00:15 – Introduction to Circuit Judge Leticia Marques
  • 11:09 – Schooling
  • 16:10 – Practicing law
  • 20:43 – Running for the bench
  • 22:22 – First years on the bench
  • 26:56 – Becoming an Administrative Judge
  • 30:28 – Interests off the bench
Open Ninth
Episode 183

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 33:51



In this episode

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon
Lisa T. Munyon

Chief Judge and Open Ninth host

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon has been a Judge with the Ninth Judicial Circuit for 18 years. She is the Ninth Circuit's first female Chief Judge.

Circuit Judge Leticia Marques
Leticia Marques

Circuit Court Judge

Judge Marques has served as a Circuit Judge since 2013. She currently serves in the Orange County Guardianship/Mental Health Division