Chief judge likes 'real world'

Gwinnett county state court bench's senior member prepares to be its new leader and representative

, Daily Report


Pamela South (above) knew there had to be something more to her life than writing training guides about welding. Overseeing DUI court has given her a greater belief in the capacity for people to change.

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  • Mark Wortham

    One of the best trial judges in Georgia. Fair and impartial; excellent knowledge of the law; prepared for every hearing; abundance of patience; allows the lawyers to try their case and keeps control of the courtroom at the same time; not biased and has no favorites; polite to all; and works hard to move her docket along. A model for trial judges everywhere. And an excellent staff with similar qualities.

  • Walt M. Britt

    I have known Judge South since she came to Gwinnett County to join the District Attorney's Office, and have supported her each time she has sought judicial office. Further, I consider her a friend of many years. This article gives a brief glimpse of the esteem in which she is held. However,it is clear from her reputation among civil attorneys, criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors, and employees of the courts that she is one of the most respected judges and individuals that you will find in Gwinnett County. We are all lucky to have her. Hopefully, she will continue to serve our community for many years.

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