Sears spoke on a topic she said is near to her heart - the break down of the family structure. Sears said of the 355,000 cases heard last year in Georgia's Supreme Courts, 235,000 of them were civil cases and about 65 percent of those were domestic cases.
Earlier this month, Sears submitted her formal resignation to Gov. Sonny Perdue. While some in the community believe Sears is being considered for the U.S. Supreme Court, Sears said she plans to work with a think tank on family issues, practice in a Chicago-based law firm's Atlanta office and teach at the University of Georgia.