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Justice Work with Chief Justice David E. Nahmias

For People
Justice Work with Chief Justice David E. Nahmias

About the episode

There is no argument that the work of justice is hard, important, and meaningful. But how do lawyers and judges improve laws, and justice?

In this episode, Bishop Wright talks with newly installed Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice David E. Nahmias. Chief Justice Nahmias shares his faith story, the connections between his legal service and faith, and his personal call to serve young people by doing what is necessary to ensure their future.

On the importance of how we treat children in our juvenile justice system, Chief Justice Nahmias says, “we live in a world with enormous division, but the world can agree that we must take care of the lives of our children.” Listen in for the full conversation.

Chief Justice Nahmias has served on the Georgia Supreme Court since August 2009. He was installed as Chief Justice of the Court on July 1. Before becoming a justice, he was a federal prosecutor for almost 15 years, including as a line prosecutor and as the United States Attorney in Atlanta, where he prosecuted and supervised many high-profile cases. Nahmias was also a senior Justice Department official in Washington, where he oversaw terrorism cases for three years after the 9/11 attacks. Chief Justice Nahmias is a graduate of Briarcliff High School in DeKalb County, where he was the state’s STAR Student in 1982; Duke University, where he finished second in his class; and Harvard Law School, where he served on the Law Review with former President Barack Obama. He was a law clerk for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Nahmias has received numerous local, state, and national awards and honors for his public service, and he serves on several committees and boards that work to improve the legal system and the community. His late wife Catherine and he have two sons.