By: Abby Attorney and former state supreme court justice. Myra was born on July 1, 1955. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan. Selby served as an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court from Jan. 1995 to Oct. 1999. She was the first woman and the first African American to sit on the bench of the state's highest court. Graduated law school from the University of Michigan Law School She currently works at Ice Miller LLP (limited liability partnership) Myra C. Selby is important because she was the first black female to serve on the bench of the highest court This woman defiantly demonstrates GIRL POWER!! And Shows that if you set goals that you can achieve them no matter what!