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Congratulations to Judge Rickye McKoy-Mitchell

Winner of the 2012 Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award

 

 

 

The Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award, which celebrates persons in our community who have advanced the cause of diversity and equal opportunity, was presented to Judge Rickye McKoy-Mitchell. Judge McKoy-Mitchell has served the Mecklenburg County community as a District Court Judge since 1998, where she currently presides in juvenile court hearing delinquency and foster care cases. Prior to her judicial position, she worked for the District Attorney's Office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Social Security Administration, and Legal Services of Southern Piedmont.

 

In addition to her diligent public service as a judge, Judge McKoy-Mitchell also serves or has served on a number of boards in the community. She currently serves on the Mecklenburg County Bar's Special Committee on Diversity and is on the faculty for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges providing training to judges across the country through the Institutes of Domestic Violence. She has also served in a leadership role for the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the 26th Judicial District and Community Building Initiative Partnership Project, the Children's Law Center, the Devonshire School Lawyer Partnership, and the YWCA, just to name a few. 

 

She has received numerous awards for her professional and community work including but not limited to the Unsung Hero Award from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Chapter of the NAACP; the Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Black Alumni Award from UNC; the Partnership and Building an Inclusive and Equitable Community Award from the Community Building Initiative; and the Outstanding Judicial Leadership Award from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Chapter of the Black Political Caucus. Judge McKoy-Mitchell received both her B.A. and J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  During her undergraduate tenure, she was the recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, among the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state. She is one of the youngest persons to receive the award.


 

 

 
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