Griffin Judicial Circuit Superior Court Chief Judge Christopher C. Edwards of Fayetteville has been elected by the attorneys of Fayette, Spalding, Pike and Upson counties to serve on the Board of Governors of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia.
Edwards will serve in the Griffin Circuit, Post 2 seat on the board.
After graduating from Vanderbilt University, he earned his law degree from Nova Southeastern University Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1981. He was first elected to the Superior Court bench in 1998 and has been re-elected five times. He was previously a trial lawyer from 1986 to 1999 after serving as a prosecutor in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit from 1981 to 1986.
The Board of Governors is the 160-member policymaking authority of the State Bar, with representation from each of Georgia’s judicial circuits. The board holds regular meetings at least four times per year.
The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884.
All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its more than 50,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.