Pembroke pastor and attorney Francys Johnson was appointed to serve as a Member at Large on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia.
The State Bar of Georgia is the governing body of the legal profession in the State of Georgia, operating under the authorization of the Supreme Court of Georgia. It is comprised of the Attorney General of Georgia, officer members and elected and appointed Board of Governors members.
“I will use my time striving to balance the scales of justice for all people,” said Johnson reacting to the appointment. Johnson who is a bivocational pastor who has served Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Pembroke for the last 20 years also practices criminal and civil law in the state and federal courts in Georgia from his office on Main Street in downtown Statesboro.
A graduate of Georgia Southern University and The University of Georgia School of Law, Johnson previously served on the Political Science and Criminal Justice faculties at Georgia Southern University and Savannah State University teaching courses on Criminal Law; Constitutional Law; Race and the law; and the Civil Rights Movement.
Johnson began his two-year term at the annual meeting held on June 8, in Orlando, Florida.