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COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017—Calvary Christian School (CCS) AP History class taught by Mr. Craig Johnson was visited by guest speaker, Carla McMillian, Georgia State Court of Appeals Justice today. Justice McMillian spoke with the class about her journey to becoming a Georgia State Court of Appeals Justice.
I appreciate Justice McMillian’s willingness to visit my class today. Her presentation gave a great boost to my students’ understanding of the court system and hopefully inspired them to pursue a career in law. -Craig Johnson, CCS AP Government Teacher
Judge Carla Wong McMillian was appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals by Governor Nathan Deal, taking office on January 24, 2013. Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, she is the first Asian Pacific American state appellate judge ever to be appointed in the Southeast. Upon her election in 2014, Judge McMillian became the first Asian American to be elected to a statewide office in Georgia. Prior to joining the Court of Appeals, Judge McMillian served as the State Court Judge for Fayette County, a position to which she was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2010. In 2012, the voters of Fayette County overwhelmingly elected her to a full term after a contested election. Before her appointment to the bench, Judge McMillian was a partner in the litigation group of the national law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Her practice centered on complex business litigation, including a heavy emphasis on appellate matters. In particular, she argued cases before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Louisiana Court of Appeals. Before joining Sutherland, Judge McMillian had the privilege of beginning her legal career as a federal law clerk for the Honorable William C. O’Kelley of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. To read McMillian’s full bio visit http://www.gaappeals.us/biography/bio_judges.php?jname=carla%20mcmillian.
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