Georgia Supreme Court Justice speaks at Lucas Theater

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - She worked her way up the legal ladder, eventually becoming the Georgia Supreme Court's Chief Justice.

But Thursday night, this homegrown woman was back in Savannah to share her experiences.

It was a packed house at the Lucas Theater to hear and talk to retired Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears. Sears made history becoming the first woman and youngest person ever to serve on the state's highest court and she was the first female african american Chief Justice in the U.S.

She's hopes young people learn from her example and never give up on their dreams.

Thursday night's evening with Judge Sears was put together by the Georgia Historical Society.

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