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THE ATLANTA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HOSTS A CHANGE OF GAVEL CEREMONY FEBRUARY 6, 2014

The Superior Court of Fulton County, Atlanta Judicial District, hosted a Change of Gavel Ceremony from Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright to Chief Judge-elect Gail S. Tusan. The ceremony was held in the Fulton County Assembly Hall, with Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane welcoming the audience and guests after a Presentation of Colors from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department. Master Eric Goosby from Perkinson Elementary School led the Pledge of Allegiance and Superior Court Administrator Yolanda L. Lewis described the occasion. Tributes were provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners' Chairman, Johns H. Eaves, Chief Judge John R. Mather, State Court of Fulton County, Ms. Rita Sheffey, Esq. Partner, Hunton and Williams, Reverend Darryl Elligan, True Life Baptist Church and Judge Jane Barwick, Judicial Officer, Fulton County. Presentations were made by Judge Wesley Tailor, State Court of Fulton County, and Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua, Superior Court of Fulton County. Chief Judge Wright addressed the audience then ceremoniously passed the gavel to Chief Judge-elect Gail S. Tusan. After an introduction by Judge Christopher Brasher, Superior Court of Fulton County, Chief Judge-elect Gail S. Tusan addressed the audience.

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Presentation of Colors, Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard

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Chief Judge-elect Gail S. Tusan and Master Eric Goosby (Perkinson Elementary)

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Master Eric Goosby (Perkinson Elementary) leading the Pledge of Allegience

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Superior Court Administrator Yolanda L. Lewis

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Ceremonious passing of the gavel from Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright to Chief Judge-elect Gail S. Tusan

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Chief Judge of State Court, John Mather

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Fulton County Board of Commissioner Liz Hausmann

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Fulton County Board of Commissioner Liz Hausmann and Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright

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Fulton County Board of Commissioners' Chairman, John H. Eaves, with Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua, Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright and Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane seated

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Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright addressing the audience

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Superior Court Judge Christopher S. Brasher, Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright, Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua, Superior Court Judge Kelly A. Lee and Chief Judge-elect, Gail S. Tusan

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Members of Superior Court Administration making a presentation to Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright

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Fulton County District Attorney Paul D. Howard and Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright

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State Court Judge Wesley B. Tailor and Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright

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Reverend Darryl Elligan and Chief Judge-elect Gail S. Tusan

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Reverend Darryl Elligan, Chief Judge-elect Gail S. Tusan and Master Eric Goosby (Perkinson Elementary)

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Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright, Fulton County Board of Commissioners' Chairman, John H. Eaves, Chief Judge–elect Gail S. Tusan

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Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright and Judge Jane Barwick, Judicial Officer, Fulton County

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Chief Judge-elect Gail S. Tusan and Superior Court Administrator Yolanda L. Lewis

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Guest, Reverend Darryl Elligan, Clayton County Chief Magistrate Wanda Dallas, Chief Judge-elect Gail S. Tusan, Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson, Deputy Troy Coston

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Assistant to the Superior Court Administrator Elgin B. Hopkins, Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright, Superior Court Administrator Yolanda L. Lewis

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Reverent Dwight Andrews, First Congregational Church

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Members of the Buckhead Cascade Links, Incorporated present their President and now Chief Judge-elect to the Fulton County Superior Court, Gail S. Tusan, with a plaque and flowers







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