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Tallahassee, Florida

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Judge Nikki Ann Clark

 

 

●       Appointed:          January, 2009 by Governor Charlie Crist

●       Previous Judicial Office:        Circuit Judge, Second Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1993 – 2009.  Appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles;  Presided in Felony, Civil, Family, and Juvenile Divisions, 1993 - 2009;  Administrative Judge, Family Law Division,  2005 – 2009;  Designed and implemented Independent Living Court to address needs of foster children after age 18;  Designed and implemented Unified Family Court for management of families’ cases in multiple Divisions.

●       Previous Legal Positions:       Chief Cabinet Aide, Office of the Governor, 1993; Legislation and Policy Development Director, Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, 1991 – 1993;  Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Florida Attorney General, 1981 – 1991;  Attorney, Legal Services of North Florida, 1979 - 1981.

●       Degrees:     Juris Doctorate, Florida State University College of Law, 1977   

                               Bachelor of Arts, Wayne State University, 1974

●       Judicial Outreach Activities:  Instructor, Continuing Legal Education Courses on mortgage foreclosure, ethics, procedures for high-profile cases, and creation of the trial record, 1995 – present;  Committee Chair, Florida Supreme Court Committee on Families & Children in the Court, 2006 – present;  Adjunct Professor of Trial Practice, Florida State University College of Law, 1998 – 2009;  Foreign Elections Consultant, Nigeria and Liberia, 2005 – 2008;  Member, Florida Supreme Court Committee on Fairness & Diversity, 2004 – 2006.

●       Professional AssociationsBar Admissions:  The Florida Bar;  U. S. District Court of Appeal, Northern District of Florida; U. S. District Court of Appeal, Washington, D. C.; U. S. District Court of Appeal, 10th Circuit, Colorado.  Organizations:  William H. Stafford Inn of Court;  Tallahassee Women Lawyers Association; Tallahassee Barristers Association;  Florida Conference of Circuit Judges (former).

●       Awards and Honors:    Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Distinguished Judicial Service Award, 2010;  Rosa L. Parks Servant Leadership Award, (Florida State University);  Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award, 2009 (Tallahassee Women Lawyers); Sojourner Truth Award (National Coalition of 100 Black Women); Judge of the Year (Florida Law Related Education Association);  Administration of Justice Award, Florida (American Board of Trial Advocacy); Distinguished Service Award (Florida Council on Crime & Delinquency); Children’s Advocate Award (Legal Services of North Florida); Judicial Appreciation Award (Florida Conference of Circuit Judges).

●       Staff:   Judicial Assistant Doris Brickhouse-Hayes

                      Career Attorney Nancy Isenberg, J. D., Stetson University, 1986

                      Career Attorney Kyle Sill, J. D., Florida Coastal, 2010


 
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