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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Retiring Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Christine Durham is honored at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Monday, Mar. 5, 2012. She stands next to Rep. Brian King.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Honorable Christine M. Durham, who will shortly complete her service as chief justice of the Utah Supreme Court, was honored Monday in a ceremony at the Capitol

In 2002, Durham became the first woman selected by her fellow jurists to serve as chief justice — a position which she has held longer than all but one of her predecessors.