Judicial Conversations: Monday February 12, 2018, Cobb County Superior Court Judge, Ann B. Harris

Judicial Conversation Welcomes Cobb County Superior Court Judge Ann B. Harris

Judge Harris was elected to the Superior Court bench in July of 2014. In addition to fulfilling her duties as a superior court judge, Judge Harris also presides over Cobb County’s first Parental Accountability Court, a programmatic alternative to incarceration that seeks to transform chronic non-payers of child support into financially supportive parents through employment assistance and placement, education and substance abuse treatment. She currently serves on the Council of Superior Court Judges’ Committees on Pattern Jury Instructions, Court Technology and Accountability Courts. Judge Harris is admitted to practice in the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court (Northern District) and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of the Weltner Family Law Inn of Court and the Cobb County Bar Association.

Prior to taking the bench, Judge Harris served the people of Cobb County as an assistant district attorney for 19 years. She prosecuted all types of serious felony offenses in Superior Court, including murder, rape, armed robbery, drug trafficking and child cruelty. She helped draft the first human trafficking laws in Georgia in 2006 and sat for several years on the Regional Human Trafficking Task Force. She tried the first case of felony elder abuse in the state of Georgia as well as a double homicide that resulted in the jury’s return of a death penalty verdict. While in the District Attorney’s office, she served as an instructor for law enforcement and fellow prosecutors in principles of constitutional law and trial practice and procedure. In conjunction with federal prosecutors, she traveled to the Baltic region to introduce their prosecutors to the adversarial system of justice and effective criminal investigations and prosecutions. Judge Harris earned her Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University in 1994, and her bachelor of science degree in finance from Auburn University, where she graduated with high honors in 1984.

Judge Harris is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She and her husband Jim have been married for 32 years and live in Smyrna with their two rescue dogs Willie and Bert.

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Location: 799 Roswell Street Marietta, Georgia (2 blocks west of the Big Chicken)

Time: 7pm

Attendance is by invitation.  If you would like to be in the invitation list please contact Georgia Tea Party Chairman J.D. VanBrink

If you are in the invitation list and plan to come, please RSVP to J.D.