Alabama Association for Justice honors Cullman courthouse personnel

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Left to right are Attorney Champ Crocker, Circuit Judge Martha Williams and Tuscaloosa Attorney Josh Hayes. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Alabama Association for Justice on Tuesday morning held an appreciation event for the judges and staff at the Cullman County Courthouse, serving ice cream to courthouse personnel and hosting the presentation of an Alabama Senate resolution by Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman.

Tuscaloosa attorney Josh Hayes, representing the Alabama Association for Justice, told The Tribune, “We are here today to celebrate the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right to trial by jury, a very essential part of the fabric of our government and especially our judicial system. The Alabama Senate passed a resolution honoring Cullman County and its judiciary for the courthouse staff and the judges, the personnel that really make the Seventh Amendment happen. 

“Frankly, without the yeoman’s work of clerks and behind-the-scenes people that are unsung heroes, the court system just wouldn’t work, and so we’re just here today passing out ice cream, telling people ‘thank you’ and being with some of our members from this area.”

The resolution reads, in part:

WHEREAS, the courthouse is more than a building; it is a place where people work tirelessly every day to ensure laws will be enforced and justice will be done for all; and

WHEREAS, whether the courthouse is old or new, it is the people who work there who do the difficult and demanding job of assuring that justice is firm and even-handed; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, that we, along with the Alabama Association for justice, through its leadership, salute the Cullman County Judiciary, its staff and employees for their tireless dedication of upholding and preserving the 7th Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Gudger said, “We’re proud to be able to obtain and pass this resolution from the Senate of Alabama to honor all the judges, administration and workers in the courthouse and all that they do for the judicial system.”

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W.C. Mann

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