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Gwinnett's Rodatus to head council of judges

LAWRENCEVILLE - A local judge will head the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges.

Gwinnett Juvenile Court Judge Robert Rodatus was elected to succeed Judge Steven Teske of Clayton County.

Rodatus, who was the chief judge of the Gwinnett County Recorder's Court before becoming a juvenile court judge in 1991, will serve on the Georgia Judicial Council as part of his duties.

The council provides support to juvenile courts through legal research services, legislative tracking and specialized programs aimed at protecting the best interests of children and the state, according to a press release.

Rodatus, who lives in Lawrenceville, is on the Board of Governors of the Georgia Bar Association and teaches classes at the Institute for Continuing Judicial Education, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and the Prosecuting Attorney's Council. He has served on the boards of the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, Families First and Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful as well as a PTA president