The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology at McGehee Career Pathways Initiative will host its monthly workshop on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 12:00 pm in the Clearwater Conference Room. The Guest Speaker will be the Honorable Quincey M. Ross who is the Circuit Judge for the 10th Judicial District, 4th Division. Judge Ross is the youngest elected African American judge in Arkansas and is a native of Southeast, Arkansas. The event is open to all UAM students as well as the public.
For more information, please contact Cortez C. Smith Program Director for Career Pathways Initiative, (870)460-2102 or Justin P. Carbage Community Outreach Coordinator at (870)460-2129.
Background on Judge Ross:
Hon. Quincey M. Ross is the Circuit Judge for the 10th Judicial District, 4th Division. Judge Ross took the bench on January 1, 2019. Judge Ross oversees a docket composed of Criminal, Civil, and Probate matters.
Judge Ross recently left a position as a staff attorney at the Center for Arkansas Legal Services ("CALS"). At CALS, Mr. Ross represented low-income and vulnerable Arkansans in a variety of critical legal matters. The overarching charge of his practice is protecting domestic violence survivors as they escape the harsh realities of abuse; safeguarding consumer wages from levy and garnishment, and helping needy families avoid wrongful evictions and foreclosures. Over the years, Judge Ross has maintained a resounding belief that equal access to justice is critical to the effective administration of law.
In addition to his legal work at CALS, Judge Ross serves as the Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corporation governing board vice-chairman. He also serves as a board member for Gift of Love Gives afterschool program and community center in Dermott, Arkansas. Further, Judge Ross serves as a board member for Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services.
Judge Ross received a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Mediation from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2014 and his Juris Doctorate from Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones Law School in Montgomery, Alabama, in 2011. Judge Ross looks forward to carrying on the legacy of his Aunt, Honorable Luevonda Ross, as he serves as the Circuit Judge of the 4th Division.