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Rejected on Fitness in 2011, Man Finally Joins Georgia Bar


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Life has many twists and turns and for those that are afforded the time and opportunity to make amends for past misdeeds, it is a wonderful thing. Congratulations to Chief Judge #TonnyBeavers' law clerk, Roy Yunker, on overcoming his past history to gain admission to the Georgia Bar. With his Bar admission, he joins the Chief Judge and Attorney Angela Albritton Woodall as fellow Alums of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School that serve or have served Paulding County Superior Court.

 

Though not able to help in every situation, Mr. Yunker has always been professional in my limited dealings with him to date.

 

Yunker has worked as a law clerk with Paulding County Superior Court judges Tonny S. Beavers and Kenneth G. Vinson since his law school graduation in 2008. A former Marine, he spent the last year and a half volunteering for the Fulton County Veterans Court, where he says he will continue to work even now that he is licensed.

 

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I thought it was interesting as well. It is a great achievement for Mr. Yunker to over come the Georgia Supreme Court's determination that he was unfit in 2011 to be a member of the Georgia State Bar for failure to disclose his convictions for Driving Under the Influence (in1988), Disorderly Conduct (in 1989), and Family Violence Battery (in 2000) when he applied to his law school and for emailing his supervising attorney at the Metro Conflict Defender (MCD) regarding employment as a summer intern "If you want a lame little bitch of an intern, find some Emory student" which resulted in his termination at MCD.

 

Considering his past, Mr. Yunker is quite privileged to have been shown a measure of leniency in being hired to clerk for Judge Beavers. It is uncertain how many minorities have worked for Judge Beavers' office since his appointment by Democratic Governor Roy Barnes in 2002. I've inquired to no avail. This could be an opportunity for diversity and inclusion in Judge Beavers' office if there has been none in the past. Hopefully with Mr. Yunker's new outlook on life and departure for private practice in family law and other areas of law, it may be a good opportunity for Judge Beavers to privilege others with an opportunity to better themselves.

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