Judge Joyce Williams Warren is a pioneer: The first black woman graduate from what is now the William H. Bowen School of Law in 1976, the first black law clerk for the Arkansas Supreme Court in 1977, and the first black woman judge in the Pulaski County court system in 1983.
Warren serves as Tenth Division circuit judge in the Sixth Judicial District, handling juvenile justice cases. Her legal expertise and dedication to the youth of Arkansas has led to numerous appointments and awards.
â€śThere is nothing more important than helping children and families,â€ť Warren said.
Her son, Jonathan, is following in his motherâ€™s footsteps. He is a University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate working as an assistant attorney general.