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Superior Court judge honored
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June 03, 2014 05:05 PM | 3618 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cynthia D. Wright
Cynthia D. Wright
The Fulton County Superior Court Tuesday announced Judge Cynthia D. Wright recently received the 2014 Logan E. Bleckley Distinguished Service Award for judicial excellence. The honor is conferred by the litigation section of the Atlanta Bar Association and was presented by section chair J. Matthew Maguire Jr. of Parks Chesin & Walbert PC during the section’s annual Bench and Bar Reception. Each year, the Litigation Section presents an award to a Georgia jurist who personifies judicial excellence and professionalism. The award, named after Bleckley, associate justice and later chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, is considered by legal historians to be the most illustrious judge ever to preside on Georgia’s highest court. In addition to serving on the judiciary, Bleckley was also known and admired for his work in philosophy, poetry and mathematics.

Wright is a graduate of Wesleyan College and the University of Georgia. The formal education received by Wright helped to shape her judicial temperament exemplified by decisiveness, patience and fairness, along with her passion of the arts.

“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be this year’s recipient of this judicial legacy,” she said. “I have had the privilege of knowing and working with several former recipients — all of whom greatly influenced my approach to my duties on and off the bench.”

As former chief judge of the Superior Court, Wright currently serves on the executive committee for the court, the internal governance committee and the joint jury services committee. She is also is chair of the personnel committee. Wright is retiring from the bench in January, when she will begin work at a local law firm.

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