Judge Lawrence Huerta: Enriching Out Lives

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Judge Lawrence Huerta has led a life of service and dedication that serves as a model for many of us in Southern Arizona. He was the first Native American to attend and graduate from the University of Arizona School of Law and the first Native American to be a member of Arizona's powerful industrial commission. He served as Chancellor of the then newly created Navajo Community College, now Diné College and played a pivotal role in obtaining land and federal benefits for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona.

Ever a modest man, visitors to this website will need to look closely to experience Judge Huerta's strength of character and lifetime of accomplishments. Listen to the audio clips from an interview in 1991 and view video of him in which he discusses his personal philosophy. In Enriquezca Su Vida/Enrich Your Life, available in Judge Huerta's original Spanish and translated to English for this website, readers will gain insights into his personal philosophy. Also, read "A tribute to Judge Huerta" by his longtime friend, Israel Rubin.

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