Former Governor Michael F. Easley appointed Judge Camille Banks-Prince as the tenth District Court Judge in Forsyth County on January 31, 2008. Her seat was created by the North Carolina General Assembly during the 2007 Legislative Session. She was sworn in on March 6, 2008 and elected to her first four-year term on November 4, 2008. Judge Banks-Prince is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is a 1994 graduate of North Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in May of 1998 from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelor of Social Work. Subsequently, she graduated Cum Laude in May of 2001 from North Carolina Central University School of Law. As a law student, she served on the Moot Court Board and the Law Journal. While in college and after completing law school, she served as a volunteer for the Forsyth County Guardian ad Litem Program.
As a practicing attorney, Judge Banks-Prince was employed as an associate in a private law firm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for one year before taking a position in the Forsyth County Public Defender’s Office in March of 2003. She held her position as an Assistant Public Defender until she was appointed as a District Court Judge.
In March 2012, a Mental Health Treatment Court was established in Forsyth County District Court and since its inception, she has presided over that court exclusively. Judge Banks-Prince has served on numerous boards of directors and currently serves on the board of The Legacy Foundation for Women. She is the recipient of a myriad of awards to include the 2009 Living Legacy Starter Award, a 2012 Distinguished Service Award, the 2014 Leaders Under 40 Award and the 2018 NAMI NC John Baggett Award for her work in the Mental Health Treatment Court.
Judge Banks-Prince is married to Darryl A. Prince, Jr. and is the proud mother of four children: Deja, Zaria, Alex and Jacob. She is a member of Love and Faith Christian Fellowship in Kernersville, North Carolina. Judge Banks-Prince enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.