The Atlanta Lawyer June/July 2019 - Page 37

JUDICIAL Summer is off to a great start for the Judicial Section. On June 1, we partnered with the Litigation Section for a service event with Trees Atlanta. On June 12, we hosted a breakfast with the Gate City Bar Association Judicial Section at which DeKalb Superior Court Hon. Shondeana C. Morris and DeKalb Clerk of State and Magistrate Courts Javoyne Hicks led a discussion about judicial wellness and well-being. On June 19, we co-hosted a make-your-own-painting social with the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers (ACYL) at Dip n Dab. On June 28, our Board held its summer planning meeting and set two main goals for SECTION UPDATES the section this year: (1) to make sure that all judges, no matter their years of service, have the tools and support they need to serve in a sustainable way and (2) to foster productive bar-bench relationships. In addition to continuing our tradition of joint section events, we are piloting a judicial mentoring program to pair more experienced judges with those who more recently joined the bench. The mentoring focus will be on ethics, professionalism, and wellness. We welcome the opportunity to partner with other sections for social and service events, and our members are available to speak at section-sponsored CLE events. Judicial Section 2019-2020 Board of Directors: Chair Hon. Lillian N. Caudle (Magistrate Court of Fulton County); Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Hon. Paige Whitaker (Superior Court of Fulton County); Secretary/Treasurer Hon. Wenona Belton (Juvenile Court of Fulton County); Immediate Past Chair Hon. Susan Edlein (State Court of Fulton County); Members at Large: Hon. Yvette Miller (Georgia Court of Appeals); Hon. Christopher Portis (Atlanta Municipal Court); Hon. Tiffany Carter Sellers (City of South Fulton); Hon. Mike Jacobs (State Court of DeKalb County). HON. LILLIAN NASH CAUDLE Magistrate Court of Fulton County Lillian.Caudle@fultoncountyga.gov Trees Atlanta volunteers included Hon. Susan Edlein (Magistrate Court of Fulton County); Hon. Alex Manning (Superior Court of Fulton County); Lisa Liang (State Court of Fulton County); Rob Heustis (Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley P.C.); Louis Cohan (Cohan Law Group); Ty Brown (Hawkins, Parnell & Young LLP) L-R: Hon. Brian Ross (State Court of DeKalb County); Hon. Johnny Mason (State Board of Workers’ Compensation); Hon. Kiesha Storey (State Court of DeKalb County); Hon. Shondeana Morris (Superior Court of DeKalb County); Hon. Chris McFadden (Georgia Court of Appeals); Hon. Lillian Caudle (Magistrate Court of Fulton County); Hon. Bobby Wolf (Magistrate Court of Fulton County); Hon. Paige Whitaker (Superior Court of Fulton County); Javoyne Hicks (Clerk of DeKalb County State and Magistrate Courts); Hon. Susan Edlein (State Court of Fulton County); Hon. Jean Paul Boulee (United States District Court) The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association THE ATLANTA LAWYER 37