New Members Appointed to Georgia Commission on Interpreters

September 2, 2016

Atlanta — The Supreme Court of Georgia has appointed five new members to the Georgia Commission on Interpreters.

            The new members are: Judge Meng Lim, Superior Courts, Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit, based in Cedartown; Judge Ruth R. McMullin, Magistrate Court of Gwinnett County; Mr. Stephen Nevels, Court Administrator, Piedmont Judicial Circuit, based in Jefferson; Mr. Christopher Paul, Esq., Public Defender, Cherokee Judicial Circuit, based in Cartersville; and Rep. Bert Reeves, Esq., R-Marietta.  They will serve five-year terms. The Commission on Interpreters is chaired by Justice Keith R. Blackwell, Supreme Court of Georgia.

            The Supreme Court established the Commission on Interpreters to administer a statewide comprehensive interpreter program; oversee the development and ensure the quality of all interpreters; develop criteria for training and certification of interpreters; and establish standards of conduct for interpreters.  The 17 members of the Commission comprise representatives of all appellate and trial courts, representatives of the General Assembly and the State Bar of Georgia, licensed court interpreters, and other professionals with an interest in court interpreting.  For more information on the Commission, please click here.