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Georgia Supreme Court Justice visits Albany

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May 8, 2008

Some Albany 8th graders got a legal lesson on Wednesday from one of Georgia's top judges.

Justice Harold Melton spoke at Merry Acres Middle School.

At 41, he's the youngest of the seven justices on Georgia's Supreme Court.

He explained how the law can solve problems in every day life.

He also explained the role of lawyers in society, the importance of responsibility, and how the law is the source of guiding principles for the community.

"Law is just really a tool but a good lawyer will use all sorts of skills to solve a problem, and those skills are not unlike the skills that can be used at home, to help soothe controversy in the home and resolve conflicts here at school," said Justice Harold Melton, Georgia Supreme Court.

Students also got to ask Melton questions about how the law is interpreted in Georgia's Supreme Court.