Friends of Utah: Cristina Elizabeth Pozzer Penzo

In December 2017, we had the honor of meeting Mrs. Cristina Elizabeth Pozzer Penzo with the International Visitor Leadership Program of the Department of State. As a judge, she oversees various legal hearings and processes, proposes solutions, and maintains and improves justice services for citizens in her community. She participated in the Administration of Justice in the US program, which invited legal experts from Argentina to the US to examine various facets of our judicial system.

"Cristina Elizabether Pozzer Penzo with Dr. Laura"

To explore the laws and process of the US judicial system, our visitors met with local experts including members of the Utah State Courts, Village Project, the Salt Lake County District Attorney Office, and the Family Justice Center. Mrs. Pozzer Penzo shares that because of her experience in Utah, she wishes she had more time in Utah. She recognized that cultural differences and respect for law and authority strengthens institutions in the US, and she has been applying what she learned in Utah to the judicial reform of Argentina.

Cristina Pozzer Penzo with Salt Lake City judgesTwo years later after visiting Utah, Mrs. Pozzer Penzo informed us that the "solidity of the US justice, trial by jurors, orality, and conflict resolution helped me solve my cases as a judge." She concludes that her experience in Utah impacted her personally and her work because she thinks differently about her knowledge and experience and feels more connected to her community. To help spread the knowledge she gained from Utah, she shares her experiences with others in her daily life. The UCCD is excited for the positive changes she created, and hope that the knowledge she gained will continue to help her accomplish her goals.

"Christina Elizabeth Pozzer Penzo Home Hospitality"

Two years later after visiting Utah, Mrs. Pozzer Penzo informed us that "The solidity of the US justice, trial by jurors, orality, and conflict resolution helped me solve my cases as a judge."She concludes that her experience impacted herself and her work because she thinks differently about her knowledge and experience and feels more connected to her community. To help spread the knowledge she gained from Utah, she shares her experiences with others in her daily life. The UCCD is excited for the positive changes she created, and hope that the knowledge she gained will continue to help her accomplish her goals!