December 28, 2017
By Brian D. "Buck" Rogers
Clayton News Daily, Jonesboro
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Clayton County State Court Judge Kathryn L. Powers of Jonesboro on her appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as a Superior Court judge in the Clayton Judicial Circuit and to Clayton County Deputy Chief Assistant Solicitor General Shalonda Jones-Parker of Jonesboro, whom the governor selected to succeed Judge Powers on the State Court bench.
Judge Powers brings eight years of experience in the legal profession, including the past year as State Court judge, to her new position, while Ms. Jones-Parker has 14 years of experience as a Bar member, including seven years in private law practice before rejoining the solicitor general’s office.
The acceptance of these appointments by Judge Powers and Ms. Jones-Parker is evidence of their continued dedication to serving the public. Their fellow members of the State Bar of Georgia wish them well in their new capacities of judicial leadership.
Brian D. “Buck” Rogers
President, State Bar of Georgia