July 23, 2018
By Kenneth B. Hodges III
Madison County Journal, Danielsville
The Elberton Star
The Hartwell Sun
Franklin County Citizen, Lavonia
The Oglethorpe Echo, Lexington
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Lauren A. Watson on her recent reappointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as a Superior Court judge for the Northern Judicial Circuit, covering Elbert, Franklin, Hart, Madison and Oglethorpe counties.
Judge Watson will be well served by her 12 years of experience in the legal profession, including her service as staff attorney for Superior Court Judge Lawton E. Stephens in the Western Judicial Circuit (Clarke and Oconee counties).
With her acceptance of this appointment, Judge Watson demonstrates her ongoing commitment to serving the public and the justice system. We wish her well in this new capacity of judicial leadership.
Kenneth B. Hodges III
President, State Bar of Georgia