Judge Mulder presides over Texas Criminal District Court 6, a felony court with jurisdiction in Dallas County. She is the Democratic Nominee for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7 in 2024.
Judge Mulder has a decade of judicial experience. Before taking the bench of Criminal District Court 6, she was first elected to Dallas County Criminal Court 4 in 2014. She now has more than 20 years of combined legal and judicial experience. In addition to her normal work, Judge Mulder's judicial peers elected her as Presiding Judge of the Criminal Courts and County Courts of Criminal Appeals, and she served a two-year term.
Judge Mulder is Co-Chair of the Step-Up Jail Pre-Trial Release Program. She partnered with local labor unions to provide job training to young offenders processed through her court. She is also Chair, City of Dallas Cite & Release program for misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Judge Mulder has performed additional service including: Member, Criminal Justice Advisory Board; Member, Faith in Texas Criminal Justice Advisory Board; Board Member, The Heads Up! Foundation, providing after-school and summer basketball campsof or at-risk youth; Board Member, A Chance for Change, rehabilitation center for women; Implementation Board Member, Dallas County Pre-Trial Release Division; and partnering with the Dallas County Commissioners Court on a range of jail intake and release process reviews.
As a fluent Spanish speaker, Judge Mulder regularly handles pleas in Spanish in open court. Before working on the bench, Judge Mulder was a criminal defense attorney in private practice from 2007 to 2014, and she served as an Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County from 1995 to 2007. She is a graduate of St. Mary's University School of Law. She has volunteered on numerous Democratic campaigns, including service as a Dallas County Democratic Party Precinct Chair.