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Amber Redford Sowers appointed as new juvenile judge
Amber Sowers
Amber Sowers, right, was recently chosen to be the new Juvenile Court judge. In this photo, District Attorney Lee Darragh recognized Sowers, who assisted him in a case, as she is honored for her service to victims of crime. (photo courtesy of the Gainesville Times)

Amber Redford Sowers has been selected as the new juvenile judge in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit and will fill the vacancy created by Chief Juvenile Judge Lindsay Burton’s election to the Superior Court bench. 

According to a press release by the circuit, Sowers’ appointment will be effective starting on January 1 of 2023. She was appointed to the position by the Superior Court judges of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, which covers Hall and Dawson counties. 

Sowers has served Hall County as the Chief Assistant Solicitor General since 2009. She is a graduate from the University of Missouri School of Law and has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 2005. 

“We’re very pleased to have Ms. Sowers continue her public service in this new capacity,” Chief Judge Kathlene Gosselin said in the release. “She’s been an effective leader in the Solicitor General’s office, was a longtime member of the Family Treatment Court team, and has demonstrated a strong commitment in the community to making a positive impact in the lives of children.” 

According to the release, Sowers is a previous board chair of the Children’s Center for Hope & Healing and previous chair of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Task Force. She is a 2015 recipient of the Georgia Assistant-Solicitor General of the Year award and a 2013 graduate of Leadership Hall. She serves as a volunteer with Hall County Schools’ Work-Based Learning Program and is a member of First Baptist Church of Buford. 

In her new position as juvenile judge, Sowers will be joining Juvenile Court Judge Alison Toller, Juvenile Court Judge Joe Diaz and Juvenile Court Judge Matthew Leipold.