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District Judge Staci Williams Announces the Expansion of the Citizens' Civil Academy to School Aged Children

Dallas, TX, November 22, 2016 --( Judge Staci Williams, Presiding Judge of the 101st District Court, announces the expansion of her free and non-partisan judicial outreach program, the Citizens’ Civil Academy. The purpose of the Citizens’ Civil Academy is to educate citizens about the civil court process and the inner workings of the George Allen, Sr., Courts Building.

Since its inception, the Citizens’ Civil Academy has been focused on adults. Based on requests from educators and parents, the Citizens’ Civil Academy will now have special sessions in 2017 for school aged children and young adults. Additionally, the Citizens Civil Academy will offer courtroom visits at the George L. Allen, Sr. Courts Building.

Judge Williams notes, “There are so many outreach programs for children on criminal law, the injustices in the criminal system, mass incarceration and staying out of trouble. School children are frequently taken to the criminal courts for visits, but not to the George Allen Courts Building. Through the Citizens’ Civil Academy, Judge Williams hopes to educate school age children about the civil court process.”

In Dallas County, a civil district court may hear cases involving contracts, business disputes, motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, property damage, wrongful death, and workers’ compensation appeals. There are separate civil district courts that handle exclusively family or juvenile issues. And there are other state courts that handle civil issues such as probate, guardianship, mental health warrants, evictions, and foreclosure.

Judge Staci Williams is the creator of the Citizens’ Civil Academy. Judge Williams is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC , Smith College in Northampton, MA and The Hockaday School in Dallas, TX.

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