Judge Staci Williams was sworn in on January 1, 2015, as Judge of the 101st District Court. Judge Williams seeks to ensure that the 101st District Court is the Court of Choice for all parties, attorneys and citizens. She is dedicated to improving your judicial process with fairness and efficiency.
In September 2015, Judge Williams created the Citizens’ Civil Academy (“CCA”) to educate Dallas County citizens about the civil court system. The CCA explores the types of cases heard in the civil courts and what happens to a case from the time the case is filed until it is disposed. CCA’s goal is to provide citizens with a better understanding not only of the civil court system but also the inner workings of the George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building.
Citizens Civil Academy is free to participants (costs are absorbed by Judge Williams’ campaign funds) and offered twice a year, in the spring and fall.
The CCA has been held in the following locations throughout Dallas County:
* Fall 2015- George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building
* Spring 2016- West Dallas Community Church
* Fall 2016- Highland Hills Library
* Spring 2017- Cooper Hotel and Conference Center
* Fall 2017- Museum of International Cultures and the Grauwyler Park Branch Library
* Summer 2018-White Rock Hills Branch Library, J. Erik Johnson Central Library and the Polk Wisdom Branch Library
Prior to assuming the bench, Judge Williams had over 10 years judicial experience and over 27 year legal career including:
* Judicial Clerkship in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
* In-house counsel positions with corporations in the defense, telecommunications and retail industries.
* Trial Attorney and Administrative Judge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
* Arbitrator for NASD/FINRA, U.S. Postal Service, Dallas Area Rapid Transit “DART”, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service , “FMCS”
* Counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
* Municipal Court Judge, City of Dallas
* Private practice handling employment, commercial, business, personal injury, and criminal matters.
Judge Williams is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, Smith College in Northampton, MA where she a participated in the American Economics Associations’ Summer Program at Yale University, and The Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas.
Judge Williams’ has been steadfastly involved in and supportive of the Dallas County community:She has served on the Board of Trustees for The Hockaday School, Board of Directors for Dispute Mediation Service, Inc., Board of Directors for S.A.A.V.E.D., Community Advisory Board for North Texas Volunteer Center, and as Chair/Co-Chair and/or member of various committees for the Dallas Bar Association and the J.L. Turner Legal Association. She regularly supports the North Texas Volunteer Center, the African American Museum, And the Mid-Cities and Dallas Chapter of the Links, Inc. as well as the scholarship foundations of the J.L. Turner Legal Association as well as the Hispanic Bar Association and the Asian Pacific Bar Association.