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Court assistant celebrates U.S. citizenship


 KERRI BARTLETT

Jessica Clark, center, an assistant administrator with Williamson County General Sessions Court, celebrates gaining U.S. citizenship with Judge Ernie Williams and Judge Denise Andre.

 
 
Jessica Clark, assistant administrator for Williamson County General Sessions Court, became a U.S. citizen last month after about three years of intense study and paperwork.
 
 Judge Denise Andre’s office held a reception last month after Clark’s citizenship ceremony. Clark is a native of Mexico City, where she was active in the legal field.
 
She moved to this country about 11 years ago to create a better life for her family. “The economy was failing and violence was growing,” she explained.
 
 After studying to become an attorney in Hidalgo, Clark left her legal knowledge behind to embark upon a completely new career in the U.S. legal system. 
 
She is now studying to become a paralegal. “I feel blessed,” she said. “I am most thankful for freedom – freedom of speech and religion. Many Americans take that for granted.”
 
Andre said that she was very proud of Clark. “I am glad to celebrate this major step in her life. Jessica’s work ethic is amazing. She makes probation officers lives easier. She’s a delight.”

Posted on: 2/6/2014

 
 

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