Two announce for Arkansas Court of Appeals

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Two candidates announced for an open seat on the Arkansas Court of Appeals on Monday (March 6).

Attorneys Molly McNulty and Pam Hathaway issued statements announcing they will run for the Arkansas Court of Appeals, District 6, Position 1 currently held by Judge Rita Gruber, who is not running for a new eight-year term.

The district includes Perry, Pulaski, and Saline counties. The election will be in 2024.

“I am running for the Court of Appeals because I want to continue to serve Arkansans in a meaningful way by faithfully upholding the principles of justice under the Constitution and laws of our State,” said McNulty. “My experience working in the appellate court system has prepared me to take on this important role. As judge, I will follow the rule of law and ensure that every Arkansan is treated fairly and impartially.”

“My 30 years of diverse legal work as an Arkansas attorney has prepared me for this judgeship. I have been an attorney at the Friday, Eldredge, and Clark Law Firm, a solo practitioner, and a law clerk to five judges on the Arkansas Supreme Court and Arkansas Court of Appeals. I understand the importance of hard work and perseverance. I put myself through college and law school. I faced and defeated breast cancer, and I was humbled to be named Komen Arkansas’ 2013 Honorary Survivor. Since my children are now grown I feel I have the time, and I know I have the dedication, to devote myself to this important position for the people of Arkansas,” Hathaway said.

McNulty has served as a law clerk at the Arkansas Court of Appeals for the Honorable Raymond Abramson and has served as an adjunct professor at the UALR Bowen School of Law and began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Joe Volpe, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas. She is a graduate of the Inaugural Public Service Academy.

McNulty is a graduate of Davidson College and has a Master of Public Service from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and a Juris Doctor from the UALR Bowen School of Law.

Hathaway received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas Bowen School of Law and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.