Jefferson County District Court Judge, Place 3
LaShunta “Shun” White-Boler
Residence: East Jefferson County
Political experience: Running for Jefferson County District Court Judge Place 3, a Family Court seat in the Birmingham Division.
Professional experience: Mediator, Magic City Mediations, 2014-present; attorney, Boler, LLC 2007-present; investigator, National EEO Investigative Services Office, 2012-2014; clerk, Jefferson County Probate Court, 2005-2009; stay-at- home mother, 2002-2005; registered mediator with domestic violence training; certified guardian ad litem; has sat as special Circuit and District Court Family Court judge.
Civic experience: Birmingham advisory board, Determined to Be Youth Mentorship and Leadership Program; Birmingham advisory board, Hope Inspired Ministries; Oak Tree Ministries-Gate City, Volunteer with Women’s Ministry; member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Education: Juris doctorate, Miles Law School, 2000; bachelor’s of science, University of West Alabama, 1997; Huffman High School, advanced diploma, 1994.
Main issues: Priorities listed include creating a court environment that is efficient, effective, and directed toward serving the people with dignity, respect, fairness, compassion and integrity; creating specialty dockets or courts to address the growing needs of families; creating a mental wellness court to help preserve the family unit by providing professionals to aid and educate; family mediation between parents so they can successfully co-parent; circle sentencing, or victim offender mediation, for juvenile delinquents, which allows the child to take responsibility and the victim to have a voice in restitution and how the case is disposed; and creating extended court hours for working parents.
Top Contributors: $2,378, herself; $2,880, Nicholas J. Boler of Trussville; $750, Wayne Wheeler of Birmingham; ?$500 each, Dr. Brad Green of Oneonta and Christopher Boehm of Birmingham.