Shreveport City Court Judge Sheva M. Sims was elected as District 6 Director of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) at the NAWJ’s 39th Annual Conference in Atlanta, Ga.
“It was an honor to be sworn in as District Director of such an influential organization of dynamic and powerful women judges from throughout the United States,” said Judge Sims. “I am committed to the goals of the National Association of Women Judges, the promotion and advancement of women jurists and the insistence upon equal access to justice for all members of our society. Thank you to the more than 1,000 NAWJ members for electing me to this exciting, challenging and highly rewarding position.”
Judge Sims received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Dillard University and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA. After completing her undergraduate education, Judge Sims worked in education as a high school mathematics teacher in the New Orleans Public School system before attending law school.
Judge Sims is an active member of various local and national organizations including: the National Bar Association – Board Member, Louisiana Judicial Council – Secretary, Louisiana State Bar Association, in which she served on the Community Action and Lawyers in Transition Committees, Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Communication Committee, Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates, SBA, BLASB, League of Women Voters, Shreveport Business Association, Louisiana AIDS Advocacy Network, American Judges Association, International Association of Women Judges, National Association of Women Judges and the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society. Judge Sims previously served as President of the Board of Directors for the YWCA of Northwest Louisiana.
The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) is the nation’s leading voice for women jurists. Judge Sims has been an active member of NAWJ since 2012. As District 6 Director, Judge Sims will serve the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee for a term of office which began in October, 2017 and extends to October, 2019. Judge Sims succeeds Orleans Civil District Court Judge Bernadette D’Souza, who served from 2015-2017.