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Sue Bell Cobb to speak at Athens State Nov. 8

ATHENS — The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court will speak to students and law enforcement officials at Athens State University on Nov. 8.

Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb will speak at noon at a luncheon in the Sandridge Student Center.

Students, judges, corrections administrators, probation officers and law enforcement executives will attend the luncheon.

Cobb graduated from The University of Alabama School of Law in 1981 and was appointed as district judge of Conecuh County, becoming one of the state’s youngest judges. In 1997, she was appointed by the Alabama Supreme Court to serve as the alternate chief judge of the Court of the Judiciary. She was elected to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in 1994, where she served until she took office as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama in 2007.

Cobb chairs the Children First Foundation and is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the National Juvenile Detention Association, the Juvenile Probation Officer Institute Outstanding Service Award and the Children’s Voice Award.

Holly Hollman

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