Steve Hockaday began his higher education journey at Delaware State University, majoring in English Education. Intricately involved in campus life, he was a Student Ambassador, a peer writing tutor and a student thespian. After graduation, he taught language arts to 8th grade students and Upward Bound participants in Dover, DE. During this time of service, Mr. Hockaday was inspired to equip himself with tools to serve the community on a larger scale; accordingly, he sought and gained admittance into Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
In law school, Steve was Vice-President of Community Affairs of the Association of Black Law Students and Managing Research Editor of the Computer and Technology Law Journal. Additionally, he worked in the Community Law Clinic, through which he was able to join a delegation of law professors and law students who traveled to Cuba to study its legal system. After graduation from law school, Steve’s career in public service continued during his position as a New Jersey State Bar Fellow that served the legal needs of the homeless and at-risk youth of Covenant House New Jersey. He also worked as a Housing Attorney at Essex-Newark Legal Services and specialized in tenant rights and representation. Steve currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Garden State Bar Association and is now Assistant County Counsel for the County of Union.