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Judge Judith W. Hawkins


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Judicial Assistant Wakeelah Falden

Education

» Florida State University
   J.D., 1984

» The Ohio State University
   M.S., 1977

» Andrews University
   B.A., 1973

» Newbold College, England
   Study Abroad 1970-1971

Experience

» Private Practice, Primarily family and marital law: 1985 to 1996

Memberships

» Florida Bar Small Claims Committee: 2004 to Present

» Florida Law Related Education Program: Delegate to Panama 2004

» Judicial Law Delegate to South Africa: People to People Ambassador Program 2003

» Conference of County Court Judges: Education Committee 2002 to Present

» Florida Supreme Court Family Courts: Steering Committee 1996 to 1998

» Tallahassee Women Lawyers Sunshine Chair: 1997 to Present

» Legal Aid Foundation Board: 1991 to 1994 | 1999 to 2001

» Tallahassee Bar Association: 1987 to Present

» Tallahassee Bar Association Board Member: 1993

» Legal Services of North Florida: 1990 to 1994

» Legal Services of North Florida President: 1992 to 1993

» Florida Bar Second Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee: 1993 to 1995

» American Inns of Court: Tallahassee Section 1992 to Present

» Tallahassee Barristers: 1987 to Present

» Tallahassee Barristers Treasurer: 1987 | 1994 to 1996

» Trial Court Work Performance Standards Advisory Committee: 1993 to 1994

» Southern Union Society of Adventist Attorneys

Professional Activities

» Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law: 1995

» Florida Supreme Court Certified in Family Mediation: 1993

» Tallahassee Democrat’s 28th Anniversary Volunteer of the Year for Education: 2006

» Conference of County Judges Harvey Ford Award: 2003

» FAWL 50th Anniversary Golden Star Award Recipient: 2001

» 100 Black Men of America, Inc., Achievement Award: 1999

» Girl Scouts Council of the Apalachee Bend, Women of Distinction Award: 1998

» Legal Services of North Florida pro bono service recognition: 1985 to 1996

» Role Model Article, Tallahassee Democrat: 1992

» Parents Anonymous Volunteer Recognition Award: 1990

» Guardian Ad Litem Outstanding Attorney Award: 1989 to 1990

Community Involvement

» Leadership Tallahassee Board Member: 2000 to 2001

» Leadership Tallahassee Class XIX: 2001 to 2002

» Adventist Health System Sunbelt Board of Directors: 1995 to Present

» American Marine Institute Board of Directors: 1998 to 2001

» Capital City Planning Commission: 1993 to 1996

» Guardian Ad Litem: 1985 to 1996

» Lincoln High School Partners for Excellence: 1992 to 1993

» Southern Union of Seventh-day Adventists Executive Committee: 1992 to 1996

» Mentor and volunteer in the Leon County public schools

» Lay evangelism and motivational speaker

Personal Information

» Married and mother of one adult son

» Enjoys playing Scrabble