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Vaughan elected to State Bar committee
Nicki Noel Vaughan

Nicki Noel Vaughan, chief assistant public defender for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, was elected to the State Bar of Georgia’s Board of Governor’s Executive Committee at the organization’s annual meeting on Amelia Island.

Vaughan is among 14 executive members of the Board of Governors, which oversees the 46,000 lawyers who are members of the State Bar of Georgia. The Board of Governors elects six of its members to serve with the executive committee’s eight officers.

A native of Orlando, Fla., Vaughan has practiced law in Georgia since 1994, when she received her law degree from Georgia State University. She received her undergraduate degree from Agnes Scott College.

Vaughan has been with the Northeastern Circuit Public Defender’s Office, which represents indigent defendants in Hall and Dawson counties, since its inception in 2005. She is in charge of Juvenile Court representation.

She is chairwoman of the Child Protection and Advocacy Section of the State Bar and was a major stakeholder in the JUST GA Coalition’s successful effort to rewrite the Juvenile Code, which took effect this year.