On Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. the Georgia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the moot courtroom at Mercer Law School. The annual visit will provide an opportunity for students and the local community to observe the Court in action. The panel that will hear cases at the Law School includes Judge M. Yvette Miller, presiding, Judge John J. Ellington and Judge Sara L. Doyle. The cases to be heard as part of the Third Division of the Court includes Erturk v. GEICO; Mauldin v. State; and Peck v. Lanier Golf Club.
Judge Miller is an alumna of Mercer, earning her B.A. degree and J.D. from the University. Judge Doyle also earned her J.D. from Mercer Law School.
The Georgia Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court in Georgia. It was established in 1906 and has twelve judges who serve in four divisions. The Court of Appeals has statewide appellate jurisdiction of all cases except those involving constitutional questions, land title disputes, the construction of wills, murder, election contests, habeas corpus, extraordinary remedies, divorce and alimony and cases where original appellate jurisdiction lies with the superior courts. The Court of Appeals may certify legal questions to the Supreme Court.