Statesboro 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 Georgia, operating under the authorization of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Membership is a condition of admission to practice law in Georgia. The Board of Governors 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,” Johnson said, reacting to the appointment.
Johnson 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.
He has testified about voting rights before Congress in Washington; lectured across the country and his writings include race and understanding of power in public policy.
Johnson began his two-year term at the Annual Meeting recently held in Orlando.