C. Renee (Jarrett) Little

Seat: Eady-Williams and Hoover

Firm/Organization: Office of the Clerk of Superior Court, Mecklenburg County

Practice Areas: Civil, Criminal, Juvenile, Mental Health, Special Proceedings

Education: University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2000
• Order of Barristers, Moot Court (Best Oralist), Law Student of the Year

Clark Atlanta University, 1997
• B. A. Speech Communication, Magna Cum Laude

Olympic High School, Charlotte NC, 1993

Bar and Court Admissions: North Carolina Bar, 2000
U. S. District Court, WDNC, 2000
Georgia Bar, 2002 

Professional Involvement: Present: Judicial Hearing Officer, Office of the Clerk of Superior Court
Race Matters for Juvenile Justice - Leadership Team
Mecklenburg County Youth Coalition
John S. Leary Bar Association
Presenter and Facilitator – Office of the Clerk of Court, Race Matters for Juvenile Justice

Previous: Director of Children’s Defense - Council for Children’s Rights
Southern Juvenile Defender Advisory Committee
Mecklenburg County Bar Foundation - Board of Directors
Mecklenburg County Bar - Chair of Juvenile Law Section
Mecklenburg County Bar - Indigent Representation Committee
Mecklenburg County Bar – Lunch with a Lawyer Program
Presenter and Facilitator – UNC School of Government

Civic and Community Involvement: Present: Hope Haven -Board of Directors
iSpeak Now - Volunteer Trial Coach
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Alpha Lambda Omega Chapter
NAACP - Charlotte Chapter

Previous: Community Building Initiative - Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) Class 14
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Truancy Court Judge
Community Presenter and Facilitator –Voter Education and Juvenile Law
Smile Liberia Board of Directors
YWCA Woman of the Year - 2015 Community Champion

Please describe why you would be the best candidate for the open judicial position (not to exceed 150 words): My extensive experience in civil, criminal, family, juvenile and mental health matters, as reflected in my roles as a juvenile defender and a judicial hearing officer, uniquely qualifies me as the best candidate for an open District Court Judge seat. I have presided over thousands of hearings, including contested matters and a jury trial. As an innovative and collaborative leader, I have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and values needed to ensure that the courts operate with excellence, efficiency and equity in the administration of justice. As your District Court Judge, I will continue to display the commitment to service, respect for the law, and collaborative leadership style that have greatly informed my work within the courts and community. I would deeply appreciate your #1 vote for one or both seats.