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Meet Renee

Judge C. Renee Little is a native Charlottean and a first generation American of Liberian
ancestry. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Clark Atlanta
University and her Juris Doctor degree from University of Florida. She is a proud wife, mother,
daughter, sister and neighbor.

Judge Little is a member of the State Bar of North Carolina, the State Bar of Georgia, the
Mecklenburg County Bar, and the John S. Leary Bar Association. She also serves the courts and 
community as a member of the Mecklenburg County Indigent Representation Council, the
Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Race Matters for Juvenile Justice. Judge Little was the
inaugural chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar Juvenile Law Section and she is an alumna of
Community Building Initiative’s Leadership Development Initiative.

Judge Little is a skilled presenter and facilitator who has educated members of the community
about Juvenile and Guardianship Law. In 2015, she was named YWCA Woman of the Year
“Community Champion”. She also had the honor of educating new North Carolina judges about
trauma-informed Court practices.

Judge Little’s legal experiences include service as a corporate lawyer, a juvenile defender and a judicial hearings officer. As a judge, she has presided over Criminal , and Domestic Violence
matters. She currently proudly serves youth and families in the Juvenile Court division and as
the presiding judge for F.I.R.S.T Recovery Court.

Court Leadership
and Service

 Certified Juvenile Court Judge


 F.I.R.S.T. Recovery Court 


 Indigent Representation Committee 


 Juvenile Crime Prevention Council


 Race Matters for Juvenile Justice 

 Trauma Informed and Responsive Jurist

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  • Community Building Initiative, LDI Class 14                               

  • Race Matters for Juvenile Justice                                        

  • Founder - Juvenile Court Youth Summer Enrichment Program    

  • Founder - Juvenile Court Youth Empowerment fair                      

  • Inaugural Chair -Mecklenburg County Bar Juvenile Law Section                                       

  • YWCA 2015 Women of the Year – Community Champion

“I am a committed, respected and experienced servant-leader who applies the law fairly and respectfully while cultivating a culture of care for all who appear before me.” Judge C. Renee Little

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