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Joycia Camilla Ricks

Joycia Camilla Ricks was American lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1979, United States District Court (northern district) Georgia 1979, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979. Recipient Presidential citation award Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, Washington, 1981.

Background

  • Ricks, Joycia Camilla was born on February 17, 1949 in Atlanta. Daughter of George Palmer and Johnnie Mae (Ricks) Redd.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Albany State College, 1971. Master of Science, Georgia State University, 1977. Juris Doctor, Woodrow Wilson College Law, Atlanta, 1979.

      Master of Laws, Woodrow Wilson College Law, Atlanta, 1987.

    Career

    • Accounting clerk Gulf Oil Corporation, Atlanta, 1971. Clerk Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1971-1973, paralegal specialist, 1973-1979, investigator, 1979-1991, supervisory investigator, 1992-2000. Complaints manager Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2000—2003.

      General counsel Albany State University Alumni Association, 1986—1990, 2005—2008. Chief Executive Officer & co-chair board director Legal Defense Coalition, Public HBCUS, Inc., since 2009. Vice president Asle Alumni Association, since 2010.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia 1979, United States District Court (northern district) Georgia 1979, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1979.

    Politics

    Capital punishment be administered only when the pursuit of truth and justice result in clear and overwhelming evidence of guilt.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Creeds should be rejected as they may compromise a believer’s obligation to interpret the Bible under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.

    Membership

    Member American Association For Justice, Atlanta Bar Association, Albany State College Alumni Association (president Atlanta chapter 1983-1985), Georgia State University Alumni Association, State Bar Georgia, Women of the Church Presbyterian (honorary life), American Business Women's Association (Woman of Year, Tara chapter 1985, 91, Peach chapter 2003), Spreading Oak Community Club.

    Connections

    • father: George Palmer Redd
    • mother: Johnnie Mae (Ricks) Redd
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    Born February 17, 1949
    (age 68)
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