Dallas Attorney Staci Williams Agrees That More Female Judges Are Needed in 21st Century - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Dallas Attorney Staci Williams Agrees That More Female Judges Are Needed in 21st Century

Posted: Updated:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • School Board In Sadler Approves Allowing Teachers To Carry Guns

    School Board In Sadler Approves Allowing Teachers To Carry Guns

    SADLER, TX -- The S&S school district approved letting teachers carry guns in a unanimous 7-0 vote.More >>
    SADLER, TX -- The S&S school district approved letting teachers carry guns in a unanimous 7-0 vote.More >>
  • Woman Behind Bars After Shooting Boyfriend With Rifle

    Woman Behind Bars After Shooting Boyfriend With Rifle

    CARTER COUNTY, OK -- A Carter County woman is behind bars tonight after deputies say she shot her boyfriend in the chest with a rifle. The sheriff's office says 43 year old Heide Gum shot 45-yr old Darrell Petty after they had an argument over a motorcycle ride. It happened in the 3600 block of Hedges Road.Sheriff Milton Anthony says the two met just a few days ago through a dating website. Gum faces a charge of shooting with intent to kill. Her bond is set at $75,000.Deputies say Petty is e...More >>
    CARTER COUNTY, OK -- A Carter County woman is behind bars tonight after deputies say she shot her boyfriend in the chest with a rifle. The sheriff's office says 43 year old Heide Gum shot 45-yr old Darrell Petty after they had an argument over a motorcycle ride. It happened in the 3600 block of Hedges Road.Sheriff Milton Anthony says the two met just a few days ago through a dating website. Gum faces a charge of shooting with intent to kill. Her bond is set at $75,000.Deputies say Petty is e...More >>
  • Fox Third and Fourth Graders Claim National Championship

    Fox Third and Fourth Graders Claim National Championship

    FOX, OKLAHOMA -- When you hear national championship, you usually think it's associated with a sport. But for a group of students in Carter County, this national title has a different common denominator. Most elementary-aged kids might tell you their favorite subject in school is something not associated with being in a classroom. "I think it's the love of competition," said Jennifer Ruth, a third grade teacher a Fox Public Schools. "They love the math, they love learning and they wanted...More >>
    FOX, OKLAHOMA -- When you hear national championship, you usually think it's associated with a sport. But for a group of students in Carter County, this national title has a different common denominator. Most elementary-aged kids might tell you their favorite subject in school is something not associated with being in a classroom. "I think it's the love of competition," said Jennifer Ruth, a third grade teacher a Fox Public Schools. "They love the math, they love learning and they wanted...More >>

Dallas Attorney and former Municipal Court Judge Staci Williams agrees with the finding of the National Women’s Law Center’s report that when it comes to gender diversity in the federal judiciary, they still have a long way to go.

Dallas, TX, USA – January 7, 2014 /MM-AuthMedia/ —

According to a recent report released by the National Women’s Law Center, to reach meaningful gender diversity in the federal judiciary, including the Supreme Court, the number of women must be increased. Dallas attorney and former municipal court Judge Staci Williams agrees.

“It’s a simple matter of fact,” explains Williams. “When the number of women in the federal court system accurately reflects the number of women in society, not only does the quality of justice improve – more importantly – the perception of the quality of justice improves.”

Staci Williams Dallas attorney is a graduate of Smith College and Georgetown University Law Center. Her legal career spans more than 27 years. At the Law Office of Staci Williams, her current practice includes civil and criminal litigation, commercial law, as well as labor and employment law.

Between 2004 and 2010, Williams served as a Dallas municipal court judge. While on the bench, she was the highest revenue-generating judge, reaching $4 million during her 2008 to 2010 term.

In their report entitled Women in the Federal Judiciary: Still a Long Way to Go, the National Women’s Law Center examines the progress of women in the legal profession and the judiciary over the past three decades.

Here are some of their findings:

Since 1992, the proportion of women in law school classes has approached 50%.

Upon the confirmation of Associate Justice Elena Kagan in 2010, one third of the Supreme Court Justices are female for the first time in history. However, only four of the 112 Justices ever to serve on the highest court in the nation have been women.

Approximately 34% of the 164 active judges currently sitting on the 13 federal courts of appeal are female.

Approximately 33% of active United States district court judges are women.

Just over 43% of President Obama’s confirmed nominees have been women. This number includes 12 judges who are the first female judge in their district and 6 who are the first female circuit court judge in their state.

The report concludes that the Obama administration has taken important steps toward increasing the representation of women in the federal judiciary. However, continued progress toward gender equality is up to the Senate, which must approve President Obama’s remaining nominations.

For more information about us, please visit http://Stacilaw.com

Contact Info:
Name: Kennedy Gtyu
Email: liveto105@gmail.com
Organization: Staci Williams Judicial Campaign

Source: MarketersMedia-AuthMedia

ReleaseID: 30133