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Ga. Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears visits Rotary
Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears, the first black female to serve on the Supreme Court in Georgia and the nation's first black female chief justice, was the speaker at the Rotary Club of Conyers meeting this week.

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.