Troup County Juvenile Court Judge Michael Key was installed the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges president during the group’s 73rd annual conference in San Diego.
Key, who was named to his post as president July 20, has served as Troup County’s juvenile court judge since 1989. He is also a partner in the local firm Key and Gordy and his been in private practice since 1979.
As national council president, Key will preside over executive committee and board of trustees meetings. He will also represent the group at national conferences and act on its behalf before congress and executive branch agencies.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges was founded in 1937. Since then the group has worked to improve the courts system and call attention to issues impacting children and families. The organization has about 2,000 members.