This month's First Friday Breakfast featuring Judge Kristina Hammer Blum will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. March 7 on the topic, “Law and Order – Gwinnett.”
The program is offered by the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Register on the chamber’s website.
The breakfast will be held at Hilton Atlanta Northeast, 5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross.
Cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for guests.
Speaker Blum is the chief magistrate of the Gwinnett County Magistrate Court. She will address:
- Services provided by the Gwinnett County Magistrate Court
- Challenges facing Courts in modern Gwinnett
- Answer your questions about the court system in Gwinnett County
Blum was appointed Chief Magistrate of Gwinnett County on January 9, 2013. She began her career in Magistrate Court as a part time magistrate in 2005. She was subsequently appointed as a full time magistrate in 2009.
In prior years, she practiced law with several different law firms including Barnhart, O’Quinn & Williams, Hipes & Norton, and Williams, Morris & Blum (where she was a partner). Although she practiced in a variety of areas, she spent most of her time in the federal courts, specializing in the representation of city and county governments and public officials. Judge Blum came to the Magistrate Court from the Gwinnett County Law Department, where she was a senior assistant county attorney for seven years.
Judge Blum is on the Steering Committee for Leadership Gwinnett, a member of the Advisory Board for Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, a member of the South Gwinnett Rotary Club, a member of the Advisory Board for the Gwinnett Reentry Intervention Program or GRIP, and she has been her son’s Cub Scout den leader for three years.