Western Circuit Superior Court judges promoted Amanda Trimble to full-time presiding judge for Juvenile Court and named Kamau Hull a part-time judge effective Oct. 1, they announced Thursday.
Trimble, a former public defender, has served as Juvenile Court’s part-time judge since 2016. She will replace Judge Robin Shearer, who is retiring at the end of September. Trimble received her law degree from Mercer University and has served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Georgia School of Law.
Hull, a former candidate for Clarke County school board and Athens-Clarke County Commission, will take Trimble’s part-time position. Hull is a graduate of Cedar Shoals High School, the Virginia Military Institute and John Marshall Law School. His law firm specializes in family and child welfare law, among other areas.
Both will be sworn in at 2 p.m. September 28 on the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse steps. They will serve four-year terms.
The Western Circuit includes Clarke and Oconee counties.
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