Justice Leah Ward Sears Talks Diversity, Police Reform And Obama's Legacy

Feb 22, 2017

February is a time to celebrate influential figures in African-American history. And our guest today is certainly one of those trailblazing figures.

In 1992, Leah Ward Sears became the first woman to serve as a justice on the Georgia Supreme Court. In 2005, Sears was elevated to the position of Chief Justice. She became the first African-American woman in the country to ever hold that position.


Host Leah Fleming (left) sits down with Leah Ward Sears (right), former Chief Justice of the GA Supreme Court.
Credit Taylor Gantt


We sit down with Justice Sears to talk about her time on the bench, her ideas for justice reform, and her impression of Barack Obama's presidency.