Meca L. Walker, 

Associate Judge 2007-2016

​Walker ADR Services

         
  • EDUCATION:

HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Washington, DC  J.D., May, 1997

CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, GA  B.A., English, May, 1993


  • LICENSURES & HONORS:

Certified Property Insurance Umpire – The National Certification Board for The Insurance Appraisal & Umpire Ass’n., 2016
Pathway to Excellence Award – Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association, 2015
Texas Executive Women – Women on the Move, Class of 2013
Houston Bar Association President’s Award, Outstanding CLE Committee Co-Chair, 2013

National Bar Association and IMPACT, Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40, 2010
United States Supreme Court, 2009
State Courts in Texas, 1999​​


  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Walker ADR Services, Houston, TX, March 2016 - Present
Associate Judge, 311th District Court, Houston, TX, 2015 - Feb, 2016
Associate Judge, 247th District Court, Houston, TX, 2011 - 2014
Associate Judge, 309th District Court, Houston, TX, 2007 - 2010   
Hearing Officer, Municipal Courts for the City of Houston 2006 - 2007
Walker & Waller, PLLC, Houston, TX and Washington, D.C., 2003 - 2007
The Law Office of Meca L. Walker, Houston, TX, 2000 - 2003
USA Ex Rel. J. Benjamin Johnson Jr. et al. v. Shell Oil Co., Et. Al., 1999

Howard University Office of the General Counsel, 1996 - 1998


  • PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

• Insurance Appraisal & Umpire Association, Member (2016 - present)
• Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, Planning Committee (2015)
• Texas Bar College 16th Annual Summer School, Planning Committee (2014)
• 40th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Planning Committee (2014)
• Advanced Family Law: Associate Judges Program & Judges Jam Session, Course Co-Director (2013)
• State Bar College 15th Annual Summer School, Planning Committee (2013)
• 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Planning Committee (2013)
• 2013 New Licensee Institute, Planning Committee (September 2012)
• Advanced Family Law: Associate Judges Program, Course Co-Director (August 2012)
• Houston Bar Association: 2012 New Licensee Institute, Course Co-Director (January 2012)
• The College of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors (2011 - present)
• Houston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Co-Chair (2010 - 2013)
• Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth & Families (2010 - present)
• Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow (2012 - present)
• Marriage Dissolution Institute Planning Committee for Texas Bar CLE (2011)
• Parent-Child Relationships Planning Committee for University of Texas CLE (2010)
• Ad Litem/Amicus Boot Camp, Program Co-Chair and Moderator (2009)
• Continuing Legal Education Committee Member, Houston Bar Association (2009) 
• Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee, State Bar of Texas (2008 - present)
• Advisory Board, Intensive Conservatorship Practice and Permanency Initiative (IPPI) (1999) 
• Planning Committee Member, Texas Center for the Judiciary: Associate Judges Conference (2009)
• Lifetime-Member, Texas Family Law Foundation (2010 - present) 
• Cast Member of Night Court, Houston Bar Association (2004 - Present)
• Board Member/Mentor Recognition Chair, Houston Bar Association-Family Law Section (2007 - 2009)
• Member, Leadership Houston Class XXVII (2007 - 2009)
• Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Downtown, The Legal Environment of Business (July 2005)
• Board of Directors, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program (2003 - 2004)
• Member, Texas Bar College (2011 - present) 
• Member, The State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section (2002 - present) 
• Team Leader, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Inn of Courts (2006 - 2008)
• Member, Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Courts (2003 - present) 
• Charter Member, The Family Law Group (2001)
                

  • SPEECHES:

• Texas Bar College 18th Annual Summer School, The ABC’s of CPS (July 2016)

• Metropolitan Houston Upward Trend, Inc. 2016 Scholarship Luncheon, Keynote Speaker, Continuing the MHUT Legacy (April 2016)
• The Houston Family Law Group, Technology in the Courtroom (September 2015)
• 29th Annual Course Advanced Civil Appellate Practice, Pattern Jury Charge Update (September 2015)
• 2015 Cross-Systems Summit, Achieving Equity from the Bench: A Judicial Perspective (August 2015)
• Texas Bar College 17th Annual Summer School, Paternity Fraud Statute (July 2015)
• Keeping Infants & Toddlers Safe 6th Annual Training Conference, What to Look for in a Parent Child Relationship (June 2015)
• Child Advocates, Advocacy University Pre-Law Night, The Court Experience (June 2015)
• Texas Minority Attorney Program, Judges Panel (May 2015)
• Houston Bar Association-Family Law Section, Associate Judge Presentation (March 2015)
• 40th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Testimony of Children (August 2014)
• 40th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Family Law 101, Case Phase One: The First 45 Days (August 2014)
• 2014 New Licensee Institute, Houston Bar Association, What You Need to Know for Court (January 2014)
• 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Family Law 101, A View From the Bench (August 2013)
• 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Associate Judges Workshop & Judges Jam Session, Moderator (August 2013)
• State Bar College Summer School 2013, Family Law Legislative Update (July 2013)
• Texas Lawyer Events, Best Practices as Seen From the Bench: Family Law (June 2013)
• 2013 New Licensee Institute, Moderator for “From the Bench Perspective” (January 2013)
• Houston Bar Association 2012 Family Law Institute, Uncooperative Teens, Preferences, and Child’s Voice in the Courtroom (April 2012)
• South Texas College of Law (Family Law Class), CPS: The Judicial Perspective (April 2012)
• Annual Civil Judicial CLE, Family Law & Domestic Violence Update (August 2011)
• CPS Educational Summit: Education–A Pathway to Success, How Cases are Decided (May 2011)
• 34th Annual Marriage Dissolution Conference, Military Visitation & Conservatorship Issues (April 2011)
• College for Judicial Studies, Tracing & Characterization (April 2011)
• 25th Annual Family Law Conference, Tips From the Bench (April 2011)
• Houston Bar Association-Family Law Section, Associate Judge Presentation: Policies & Procedures (April 2011)
• Moderator, Houston Bar Association CLE, Meet the New Family Law Judges (April 2011)
• South Texas College of Law (Family Law Class), CPS: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly (November 2010)
• South Texas College of Law (Poverty Law Class), Indigent vs. Non-Indigent (October 2010)
• 33rd Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, Lunch Presentation: Judges Panel (May 2010)
• 24th Annual Family Law Conference, The Anatomy of a CPS Case (March 2010)
• View From the Bench on Modification of Child Support, 25th Annual Conference for Texas Association of Domestic Relation Offices (November 2009)
• A Will, To Have or Have Not, That is the Question! Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter (September 2009)
• How to Survive the Uncontested Docket (Including Defaults), 2009 Family Law Institute-Children’s Day (April 2009)
• The Who, What, When, Where and How of a CPS Case, 23rd Annual Family Law Conference (March 2009)
• What to Do: Guardianship; Power of Attorney; Conservatorship; or Nothing at All? Joint City/County Commission on Children and South Texas College of Law “Grandparent and Kinship Care Seminar” (November 2008)
• Judicial Decision Making in Child Abuse Cases, the 10th Annual Protecting Children’s Conference (October 2008)
• All Alone Am I: Effective Justice & the Pro Se Litigant, National Bar Association 83rd Annual Convention (July 2008)
• Keeping it Professional in a Family Feud, Houston Bar Association–Family Law Section (June 2008)
• CPS Perspectives: From the Bench and Beyond, 2008 Family Law Institute (April 2008)
• Ethics Panel with Juvenile Judges Center for Children, Law & Policy 7th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference (April 2008)
• Child Protective Services, 22nd Annual Family Law Conference (March 2008)
• Working Your Way Through the CPS Docket, 2007 Family Law Institute (March 2007)
• Attorney vs. Guardian Ad Litem, Advocacy University Pre-Law Night (February 2007)


  • COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

• Houston Texans YMCA, Board of Directors (2013 - 2015)
• Leadership Houston, Class XXVII (2009)
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter (2000 - present)

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