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gnitions Δ honors Δ awards Δ recognitions of human life, ethical and moral is- As a practicing attorney, Judge sues, and the diverse cultural land- Casper served as an offi cer with the scape all of us inhabit,” she said. “I Boston Bar Association and was a am proud to accept this opportunity member of its governing council. for national service.” ▲ She has also served on the boards of the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, the Women’s Bar Association and the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys Group. Judge Casper was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in 1988 through Pi Alpha Chapter, a citywide chapter in Connecticut and is cur- rently a member of the Boston Alum- The City of Jacksonville, Fla., the Ur- nae Chapter. She resides in the Bos- ban League and the NAACP honored ton area with her husband Marc and Soror Willye Franks Dennis as twin boys, Harry and Jacob. ▲ one of the founders of the annual MLK Soror Denise Jefferson Casper Breakfast. Soror Dennis was born took the oath of offi Devarieste Curry, with the spirit of a fi ghter and serves ce as the new- est U.S. District Court judge for the general counsel to as an excellent example of what you District of Massachusetts on Feb. 18, the Delta Sigma The- can make happen if you lean on the 2011. Judge Casper graduated from ta Sorority, Inc., was Lord and do not give up. Wesleyan University and is also a appointed by the Having lost her mother as a small graduate of Harvard Law School. Mayor of the District child, she experienced what having Nominated by President Barack of Columbia to serve an extended group to care and nur- Obama on April 28, 2010, Judge a three year term ture her could produce. She pursued Casper was confi on the District of Columbia Board her education and graduated from rmed by the U.S. Sen- ate on Dec. 17, 2010. Notably, Judge of Elections and Ethics. Confi Clark College, where she became a rmed Casper is the fi unanimously by the District of Co- Delta as well as earned a master’s de- rst African-American woman to sit on the federal bench in lumbia City Council, Soror Curry was gree in Library Science. She always the District of Massachusetts. sworn in on December 22, 2011 and educated and advocated for people Prior to her appointment, Judge began serving her term in January. everywhere. Casper served for four years as dep- Soror Curry has a passion for ethics. Soror Dennis’ success was the uty district attorney for Middlesex She is also presently serving a three success of the community. She County, the largest county in New year term on the Advisory Commit- served as head of children’s services England, where she had the respon- tee on Admissions and Grievances of for the library; she worked diligently sibilities of overseeing a staff of 100 the United States Court of Appeals with the Jacksonville chapter of the prosecutors. Judge Casper also spent for the District of Columbia Circuit, NAACP and served as the fi rst female six years as an assistant U.S. attorney and in July completed two three year president of the chapter. While in for the District of Massachusetts. She terms on the Legal Ethics Commit- that position, Soror Dennis gained was also deputy chief of the United tee of the District of Columbia Bar, national attention when a bomb was States Attorney's Organized Crime where she served as Vice Chair for addressed to her at the local NAACP Drug Enforcement Task Force. Prior two years. Soror Curry also deliber- offi ce. to becoming a prosecutor, Judge ates on disciplinary and ethics is- In 1978, she founded Fam-Co Casper was a litigator at what is now sues as a member of the Permanent Learning and Development Center, Bingham McCutchen LLP and a law Judicial Commission of the National a non-profi t child daycare center. In clerk to two members of the Massa- Capital Presbytery of the Presbyte- 1992, Soror Dennis was elected to the chusetts Appeals Court. rian Church (USA). ▲ Florida House of Representatives. 97 ▲ JOURNAL Summer 2012


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