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The inscription over the bench reads "Upon the integrity, wisdom and independence of the judiciary depend the sacred rights of free men and women."

The Court's credo and motto was conceived and formulated by Chief Judge Jule Wimberly Felton. The words "and women" were added in 1992 at the suggestion of the first woman judge on the Court, Dorothy Toth Beasley.
The Court of Appeals of Georgia

**Please note that the Courtroom of the Court of Appeals of Georgia is located on the Sixth Floor of the State Judicial Building at 40 Mitchell Street. Please see the location/directions page for more detailed information.**