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Judge Staci Williams is the Presiding Judge of the 101st District Court. She was sworn in as Judge of the 101st District Court on January 2, 2015 and re-elected for a second term on November 7, 2018.  The 101st District Court handles primarily commercial, personal injury, medical malpractice, real estate, oil and gas and consumer disputes. 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 the 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.   Program participants range in age from 6 to 92 and represents all segments of society. Over 350 citizens have graduated from the Citizens’ Civil Academy.

The Citizens’ Civil Academy is free to participants (costs are absorbed by Judge Williams’ campaign funds) and is the only judicial outreach program whose goal is to educate the public. CCA is  offered twice a year, in the spring and fall.  

The CCA has been held in the following locations throughout the Dallas County area:

  • 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

  • Spring 2019- Collin County Housing Authority

  • Fall 2019- New Millennium Bible Fellowship Praise Center and Dallas Masjid Al Islam’s Beacon of Light Community Center 

  • Spring 2020- Tyler Texas NAACP Unit

  • Summer 2020- Smith County Democrats (via Zoom)

Prior to assuming the bench, Judge Williams had over 10 years judicial experience and 27 years of legal experience 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”, and the Washington Metropolitan Airport Board

  • 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’ Association’s 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 Mid-Cities, Trinity, and Dallas Chapter of the Links, Inc. and their STEM programs, AIDS WALK South Dallas, African American Museum (Dallas) as well as the scholarship foundations of the J.L. Turner Legal Association, the Hispanic Bar Association and the Asian Pacific Bar Association. She is a former member of the Dallas Chapter of The LINKS, Inc. and the Dallas Junior League.

Judge Williams believes that being involved in the community. Instead of having a staff Thanksgiving Dinner, Judge Williams and the 101st District Court for the last three years have donated 101 cans of food to the North Texas Food Bank.  In 2016, they donated 101 cans of Progresso Soup; in 2017, they donated 101 cans of Wolf Brand Chili;  and, in 2018, they donated 101 cans of mixed fruit.  When Hurricane Harvey evacuees came to Dallas, Judge Williams and her court donated 202 pairs of flip flops for individuals taking showers.   

For more Information:

Citizens’ Civil Academy: www.ccadallas.com

WFAA News Story about Citizens’ Civil Academy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BirZCNKEae0

 http://www.wfaa.com/mobile/article/news/local/dallas-county/judge-helps-guide-residents-through-court-system-with-citizens-civil-academy/287-481623816