Atlanta, July 1, 2021 – Judge Alvin T. Wong, is the first Asian American Pacific Islander to serve as President of any judicial council in Georgia.
As the President of the Council of State Court Judges, Judge Wong will also be a member of the Judicial Council of Georgia, the governing body of Georgia's judiciary. CSCJ consist of over 147 judges and senior judges across 72 counties in Georgia. State Courts have jurisdiction over misdemeanor criminal cases, including traffic, and all civil cases, except domestic relations, real estate, and equity.
In 1998, Judge Wong made history as the first AAPI to run for public office in metro Atlanta and the first to be elected judge in the South. Over the years, he has received many awards for citizenship, leadership, and trailblazing, including the State Bar's Tradition of Excellence Award and its Thomas O. Marshall Professionalism Award, the DeKalb Bar Association's Legal Pioneer Award and the NAPABA Trailblazer Award.