Robert Benham
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Robert Benham

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American judge

Cartersville, Georgia
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Robert Benham

American judge
Summary
Experience
75
Years of Age
GAResidence (state)

Robert Benham (born September 25, 1946) is a retired American lawyer and jurist who served on the Supreme Court of Georgia for over 30 years, retiring in March 2020. He was the second African-American graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the first African-American to serve as the court's Chief Justice.

Experience

Education

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University of Virginia
LLM
1989
Lumpkin School of Law, University of Georgia
JD
1970
Tuskegee University
BS Political Science
1967
Harvard University
Attended

Other Experience

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Former Board Member
Federal Lawyers Association
Former Board Member
Georgia Association of Trial Lawyers
Former President
Bartow County Bar Association
Former Vice President
Georgia Conference of Black Lawyers
Member
National Criminal Justice Association
Member
National Conference of Chief Justices
Member
National Association of Court Management
Member
Governor's Business Institute
Member
Alpha Phi Alpha
Member
Georgia Bar Foundation
Member
Lawyers' Club of Atlanta
Member
Scribes, American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects
Member
American Judicature Society
Member
Bartow County Bar Association
President
Society for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Trustee
Georgia Legal History Foundation
Chair
Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism
Chair
Judicial Council
Former Chair
Governor's Commission on Drug Awareness and Prevention
Member
State Bar Task Force on the Involvement of Women and Minorities in the Profession
Member
Georgia Commission on Children and Youth
Member
Federal-State Jurisdiction Committee