Recognized for Changing Lives

Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) is acknowledged as a leader in the Criminal Justice System.  She is a recipient of the Bernard S. Jefferson Judicial Education Award from the California Judges’ Association and winner of the Rose Bird Award from California Women Lawyers. She was honored as Woman of the Year by the California legislature.

Judge Hora (Ret.) Honors and Awards

2017    The International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence (ISTJ) established the Peggy Hora/Michael Jones judicial award, honoring Judge Hora and Judge Jones for their outstanding work for Therapeutic Jurisprudence.

2017     V. Robert Payant Award for Teaching Excellence given by the National Judicial College during the annual conference of the National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE).

2009    Chosen as a Thinker in Residence for therapeutic jurisprudence and restorative justice in Adelaide, South Australia.  Judge Hora spent three months developing recommendations for the government.

2009    Rose Bird Award, outstanding woman jurist, California Women Lawyers

2008    Inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame, Alameda County

2005    Judicial Leadership and Service Award, Alameda County Probation Department

2004    Recipient of the Bernard S. Jefferson Judicial Education Award from the California Judges’ Association

2001    National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Outstanding Leadership Award

1999    Woman of the Year, State of California Legislature

1996    Distinguished Alumni, Community College League of California

1994    Outstanding Alumna Awards, Political Science Department, California State University, Hayward

1994     Community Service Award, Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Omega Chapter

1990     Associated Students of Chabot College endowment of the Judge Peggy Hora Scholarship

1989     Alumnus of the Year, California State University, Hayward

1988      Woman Helping Women Award, Soroptimist International of San Leandro

1986      The World Who's Who of Women

1986      Outstanding Bay Area Business Woman, American Business Women's Association

1985       Who's Who in California

1985       Woman of Achievement, Emeryville Business & Professional Women's Club

1984       Recipient, Reed L. Buffington, Outstanding Alumnus Award, Chabot College

1984       Woman of the Year, San Leandro Business & Professional Women's Club

1982       Legal Services National Client's Council, Valuable Service Award

1981        Outstanding Young Woman of America

1978        Woman Helping Women Award, Soroptimist International of San Leandro

1975        Finalist, Danforth Fellowship national competition

Reception for Receiving the Rose Bird Award, Outstanding Woman Jurist, California Women Lawyers

Upper row – Left to Right: Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) and Judge Brenda Harbin-Forte;  Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) and Judge Delbert Gee;  Law Librarian Cosette Sun and Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.);

Lower row – Left to Right: Judge Alice Lytle (Ret.) and Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.);  Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) and Paul Hora, her son.

Dame Lois Browne-Evans , Bermuda's first woman lawyer and Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.)

Flyer for Judge Hora's presentation in Queensland

Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) and Commander Peter Edwards, Tasmania Police

Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) and Professor Yasuhiro Maruyama, Nagoya University

Judge Peggy Hora (Ret.) speaking at the International Non-adversarial Justice Court Conference in Sydney Australia.