Toni E. Clarke was appointed to the Seventh Judicial Circuit sitting in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland on January 8, 1998. Judge Clarke presides over many types of cases including, but not limited to, Civil, Criminal, Family and Juvenile. She is also an Adjunct Professor for the Prince George’s County Community College.
Judge Clarke has been very active in many bar associations. She served as President of the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association; was the first African-American woman to serve as President of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, Inc.; and was the first African American to serve as President of the Prince George’s County Bar Association.
Judge Clarke has also served on or Chaired many committees in other Associations, including the Maryland State Bar Association, having served on its Board of Governors and Chaired its Leadership Academy; the National Association of Women Judges, formerly Chair of the Maryland Chapter and currently Chair of District 4; and within the American Bar Association (ABA), Chairing committees of the National Conference of State Trial Judges (NCSTJ), Co-Chairing the Judicial Clerkship Program and Chairing the Standing Committee on Diversity in the Judiciary of the Judicial Division (JD). Judge Clarke is also currently serving as Chair of the NCSTJ. Judge Clarke has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the National Judicial College, starting her three year term starting July 1, 2013.
Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Judge Toni Clarke, immediate past chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges (NCSTJ), at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. Judge Clarke discusses the six conferences that deal with issues that impact the judicial system and why they are important. She explains the ABA Judicial Clerkship Program...
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