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"Tom Colbert - A Life of Service" was first aired on Sunday April 8th 2018. Our Guest was Justice Tom J. Colbert, Oklahoma Supreme Court. Show No. 880
Our topics included:
- Discuss current events at court and his caseload.
- Discuss his education and early career in Chicago centered around education and how he became interested in education as a possible career.
- Discuss his special 8th grade student he had while teaching in Chicago.
- Why he decided to come back and go to law school.
- His experience in the academic world as Assistant Dean at Marquette after law school that showed a propensity to return to education.
- Discuss his experience as an Assistant District Attorney.
- Discuss his experience in private practice.
- Discuss his judicial experience:
- ourt of appeals appointment – First African American to serve on the Court of Civil Appeals – appointed by Governor Keating.
- Appointment to the Supreme Court –First African American to serve – appointed by Governor Henry
- Appointment as Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme - First African American
- How he has enjoyed his service on the Court these last few years.
- Changes of significance in our judicial system he has seen or thinks would be desirable.
Justice Colbert, Mick Cornett, Kent Meyers