Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Quality of Justice Affects All of Us.

Georgia's Justice System only works if we have really smart and compassionate judges who are representative of the communities they serve.  But Georgia's courts are becoming less and less representative.
Fulton County is just one example: It has been more then ten years since the last person of color was appointed to this court. We are rapidly approaching the point where there will be no judges of color on this court. This will have a profound effect on the quality of justice.
Fortunately, this is something that the people can do something about.
2014 will be a big year for judicial elections. Advocacy for Action, a coalition of the State’s leading legal societies, has embarked on a mission to spread the word about the importance of judicial elections. 
It’s a mission that will require significant financial resources. Until now our effort has been sustained with substantial financial support from a small group of leading Georgia lawyers.
But to achieve our goal we need your help as well. We hope you will join us on this mission - because what’s at stake is nothing less than the quality of justice in the State.