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Chief Judge Edwards Elected to Board of Governors of State Bar of Georgia 

June 18, 2019
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or sarahc@gabar.org

Atlanta – 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.