Newsmaker: Judge Kim Berkeley Clark
Noteworthy: Clark will be honored next month at the Women's Bar Association's annual Susan B. Anthony reception as the individual who most exemplifies the association's objectives and goals by promoting equality in the legal profession.
Residence: North Side
Family: Husband, Walter Hales Jr.
Occupation: Judge, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division
Background: Clark was appointed to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas by Gov. Tom Ridge in March 1999 and was elected to a full 10-year term in November of that year. Clark served as the administrative judge of the Family Division from 2006 to 2009, becoming the first black to be appointed to the position. She has been appointed to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission on Racial, Gender and Ethnic Fairness, and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency — Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee. Before serving as judge, Clark was as an assistant and deputy district attorney in Allegheny County.
Education: Bachelor's degree in French from Tennessee State University; law degree from Duquesne University