The Honorable Erica L. Woodford serves as the Clerk of Superior Court of Bibb County, Georgia. Ms. Woodford was elected Clerk of Superior Court in Bibb County in 2012. Prior to being elected as Clerk, Ms. Woodford served the Macon and Middle Georgia community for almost two decades; serving in the judiciary, operating a private law practice, and teaching at the university level. Ms. Woodford practiced law for eight years in the areas of juvenile, family, criminal matters until she was appointed to serve a four-year term as associate judge and magistrate in Bibb County Civil and Magistrate Courts. In the first year of her administration as Clerk, Ms. Woodford has worked diligently to make the Clerk’s Office more efficient and user friendly. She has implemented a number of initiatives, including electronic filing of court documents, automating the jury management system, installing systems to accept credit cards, debit cards, and online payments, and installing an ATM. Ms. Woodford has worked diligently to improve access to the court system by hiring bi-lingual clerks and training the office staff on effective customer service skills. Ms. Woodford is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, State Bar of Georgia Committee on Professionalism, Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia, Council of Superior Court Clerks of Georgia Strategic Planning Committee, National Association of Court Management, Georgia Council of Court Administrators, Metropolitan Court Clerks Association of Georgia, and Macon Bar Association. She is a former member of the Council of Magistrate Judges Domestic Violence Committee, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Macon Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Ms. Woodford is also a member of Downtown Rotary Club of Macon and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Ms. Woodford has demonstrated a commitment to the education of citizens of her community. She has served as an adjunct professor at Wesleyan College, Fort Valley State University, Central Georgia Technical College, and University of Phoenix. Additionally, Ms. Woodford has volunteered in Bibb County public schools, and has presented lectures and seminars at middle Georgia churches and community centers on topics ranging from civic duties to domestic violence awareness.
Ms. Woodford is a native of Macon, Georgia. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, Birmingham Alabama, in 2000. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University, Macon Georgia, in 1997.
Ms. Woodford is the mother of two talented children, Ashley and Eric, and one fur-baby, Raindancer. She and her family attend Unionville Missionary Baptist Church, in Macon.