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Alicia D. Brooks
Mecklenburg County District Court Judge, District 26
(Viser Seat)
Alicia Brooks

Legal Experience:
I practiced law as an assistant Public Defender for 5 years, an assistant District Attorney for 2 years, and I am currently in private practice and have been for 14 years.  As a private attorney, I have handled person injury cases, state and federal criminal cases, and traffic offenses. As an assistant public defender, I handled misdemeanors, serious felonies, and incompetency hearings. As an assistant district attorney, I prosecuted homicide cases and property crimes.  I have always managed a very heavy case load and have had approximately 100 trials in district and superior court.

Bar and Court Admissions:
I am admitted to practice in North Carolina and I am a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar. I am also admitted to practice in Federal Court in the Western District of North Carolina.

I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988 with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science.  I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1991 with a Juris Doctorate.

Professional Involvement:
I am a member of the John Leary Bar Association and was the Parliamentarian. I was a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Board of Directors. I served as the Chair of the Indigent Defense Committee and as a committee member for several years.
Civic and Community Involvement:
I served on the Board of Directors for Summit House which is a transitional living facility for Women returning from the Department of Corrections. I was a member of Girl Scouts for eight years, two as a troop leader. I am a member of the Black Political Caucus.   I am a member of Mt Moriah MIssionary Baptist church where I am head of the youth usher board.  I also served on the Board of Directors for the church’s Child Development Center. I participated in the Work First program employing people with criminal backgrounds and giving them work experience.
Please describe why you would be the best candidate for the open judicial position:
As a former prosecutor and defense attorney, I am uniquely qualified to be a Judge.  I understand the importance of listening to the victim/plaintiff and to the defendant.  I will be a judge who is respectful to everyone, decisive, fair, and impartial.  I will use common sense to reach judgments that make sense to the parties involved.  During my 21 years practicing law, I have managed large caseloads and a law firm and therefore I have a strong work ethic. I will strive to have a courtroom that runs efficiently and effectively with respect for the time of others.  I have the temperament and demeanor to be a judge who can communicate well with all court personnel.  Because of my public service background and community involvement, I know the importance of staying informed of programs and resources that are available to assist in resolving matters that come before the court.

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