Here Are the Higher Education Credentials of the First Black Woman to Head the Georgia Court of Appeals

This month M. Yvette Miller was sworn in as chief judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals. She is the first African-American woman to serve as chief judge.

Judge Miller, a native of Macon, is a graduate of Mercer University and the Mercer University School of Law. She also holds two other law degrees, one from Emory University and one from the University of Virginia.

Judge Miller was appointed to the court of appeals in 1999 and since that time has been elected by Georgia voters to two, six-year terms.