March 2013

Fulton County Judge Sleeps Under the Stars

“I’m not smart enough to be homeless.” That’s how Chief Judge Cynthia Wright, Superior Court, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, begins her discussion of her night sleeping on the streets of Atlanta last November.


First Asian-American Judge Joins the Appellate Bench in Georgia

On January 24, 2013, Judge Carla Wong McMillian was sworn-in as the newest member of the Court of Appeals of Georgia.  Gov. Nathan Deal selected Judge McMillian to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge A. Harris Adams who retired on December 31, 2012, after ten years on the Court of Appeals.


New Chief Judges

On January 1, 2013, the following judges assumed the duties as chief judges in their respective courts:
Superior Courts
Judge N. Jackson Harris, Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit
Judge Bemon G. McBride, Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit
Judge Adele Grubbs, Cobb Judicial Circuit
Judge A. Quillian Baldwin, Coweta Judicial Circuit
Judge Melodie Snell Conner, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit
Judge Chan Caudell, Mountain Judicial Circuit


District News

District Three
Administrative Judge: Judge Edward D. Lukemire
District Court Administrator: Joe Baden
Circuits: Chattahoochee, Houston, Macon, Southwestern Circuit
The Bibb County Courthouse was renamed after Judge J. Taylor Phillips in January 2013.  Judge Phillips served as judge in Bibb County for 48 years. He died in June 2012.
District Four
Administrative Judge: Chief Judge Gregory A. Adams



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