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Week of April 21, 2014 -- Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua -- Courtroom 8D


HONORING AN UNSUNG HERO OF OUR COMMUNITY

ATLANTA (March 7, 2014) - Judge Cynthia Wright will retire from the Superior Court of Fulton County this year. She joined the Superior Court in 1996 and became its Chief Judge in 2009, a position she held through January of 2014. Her professional life has been one of long and dedicated public service. Her colleague, Judge Todd Markle authored a written tribute to her dedicated service to the Superior Court of Fulton County and to all Fulton County citizens. Read the editorial published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle here.


JUDGE WORKS TO KEEP MILITARY PERSONNEL OUT OF TROUBLE

ATLANTA (March 7, 2014) - Judge Todd Markle over sees Veteran’s Court, Fulton County’s newest Accountability Court. Clients accepted into this program have very high risk factors associated with program failure and very few intact protective factors. Most of the participants that have returned to this jurisdiction have sought to deal with the traumas associated with war and re-acclimating to an urban setting by becoming addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Judge Markle understands this reality and that each client must be treated individually based on his or her particular needs. Read the entire article for details.


NEW DEPUTY CHIEF JUDGE NAMED

ATLANTA (March 3, 2014) - Judge Wendy Lee Shoob has been named Deputy Chief Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court. Shoob will replace Judge Gail Tusan, who has been named Chief Judge of the Superior Court of Fulton County. Deputy Chief Judge Shoob currently serves as the Chief Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court Family Division. Shoob joined the Fulton County Superior Court in 1996. View the entire press release.


THE HONORABLE CYNTHIA D. WRIGHT RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

ATLANTA (February 4, 2014) - The Superior Court of Fulton County is proud to announce that the Honorable Cynthia D. Wright has been awarded the 3rd Annual Emory Findley Award for outstanding judicial service. The award was presented at the January 2014 Winter Meeting of the Council of Superior Court Judges held in Athens, Georgia. Qualifications for the award require that recipients be a member of the judiciary who has exemplified the virtues of Judge Emory Findley. Read the entire press release for more details.


JUDGE KELLY A. LEE TO JOIN THE FULTON COUNTY DRUG TREATMENT COURT

ATLANTA (January 27, 2014) - The Superior Court of Fulton County is pleased to announce that Judge Kelly A. Lee will join the Drug Treatment Court of Fulton County, replacing Judge Doris Downs who has served in the Drug Treatment Court since 2002.  See the full press release for further details.


THE SUPERIOR COURT OF FULTON COUNTY LAUNCHES SPEAKERS BUREAU

ATLANTA  (January 14, 2014) - The Superior Court of Fulton County is pleased to announce the launch of its Speakers Bureau.  The Speakers Bureau will allow the public to request a Judge, Court Administrator, or a program staff member to participate in organizational events and speaking engagements. See the full press release for more information.


SUPERIOR COURT OF FULTON ELECTS NEW CHIEF JUDGE

ATLANTA (January 3, 2014) – The Superior Court of Fulton County has elected Deputy Chief Judge Gail S. Tusan as the next Chief Judge.  Judge Tusan, who joined the Superior Court Bench in 1995, will assume her new leadership post with the Court February 1, 2014. The Chief Judge is a two year elected term, with a two year retention opportunity which allows a total of four years of office.  Read the full press release for details.