There is a new judge set to take the bench on an all-new daytime television court show and her name is Faith Jenkins.
Jenkins, who worked her way up the rankings from a wall street litigator to a tough New York City prosecutor, will now preside in her own courtroom on her own show to settle disputes of real people.
The Louisiana native launched her legal career in the New York office of Sidley Austin, where she represented high-profile clients in commercial matters. Jenkins have defended class action securities fraud lawsuits, white-collar/regulatory investigations, breach of contract disputes, and other types of high-stakes litigation.
Jenkins not only was the first African-American woman to win the title of Miss Louisiana Tech University, but also ranked No. 1 in her law class at Southern University Law School in Baton Rouge, La, where she received her J.D.
As one of the younger judges on daytime television she hopes to reach a new audience beyond the court TV demographic. There will be no gimmicks to achieve ratings. Jenkins plans to just be herself.
In an interview with the Daily News the former beauty pageant contender said, “Especially in daytime television, the most important thing is to be yourself. People tune out if you’re not authentic.”
“Judge Faith” premieres today — check your local listings for additional details.