Judge Black was appointed to the District 6 Bench on December 6, 2021. Judge Black comes to the bench with an extensive background in child services. Prior to attending Drake Law School in 2004 she was in the child services field for 20 years. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1984, obtained her Masters in Social Work at the University of Iowa in 1992, and graduated from Drake Law School in 2006. After graduating from Law School Judge Black went into private practice until she joined the Muscatine County Attorney’s Office in 2015. In June of 2020 she joined the Johnson County Attorney’s Office where she remained until her appointment to the bench.