Reelect Chief Magistrate Judge James Drane

Member in Good Standing of the State Bar of Georgia


Community Involvement

When I was growing up in Savannah, my maternal grandmother's favorite Bible verse was "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more." (Luke 12:48)

When I married my wonderful wife, we committed ourselves to a faith and practice which requires of us involvement, not only in our chosen professional fields, but also in the affairs of our community, both civic and charitable. 

Cherokee County Civic and Charitable Organizations

Cherokee County Farm Bureau
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Member
Kennesaw State University
        Owl Fund Champion Level Member, GO OWLS!
Woodstock Police Foundation, Inc.
        Board Member
Criminal Justice Advisory Board for Chattahoochee
        Technical College (Former) 
Rotary Club of Canton (Former)
        Rotary International - Benefactor
South Cherokee Optimist Club, Woodstock, Georgia
        Past President
Woodstock Community Business Association (Former)
Orientation on Professionalism
        Taught to In-Coming Law Students
        As Facilitator
Cherokee County DUI-Drug Court Foundation, Inc.
        Board Member (Former)
Cherokee County Sheriff's Foundation, Inc.
        Board Member (Former)
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
        Past Chairman of the Board of Directors
YMCA of Canton
        Past Member of the Board of Directors, Outdoor YMCA
St. Michael the Archangel, Woodstock, Georgia
Cherokee County Family Violence Center
        Past Treasurer
St. Thomas More Society of Georgia, Canton (Former)
Kennesaw State University Alumni Association






Memberships and Associations

Member State Bar of Georgia
    Blue Ridge Bar Association
        Past Treasurer
        Recipient of the 2003 Justice Robert Benham Award 
                for Community Work
        Recipient of Certificates of Commendations, 2002-2008
                Presented by the Georgia Supeme Court's Committee 
                on Professionalism
Admitted to the United States Supreme Court
Admitted to the United States Tax Court
Admitted to the United States Court of Federal Claims
Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Admitted to the United States Court of International Trade

Military Courts

Admitted to the United States Navy-Marine Corps Court 
        of Criminal Appeals
Admitted to the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for 
        the Armed Forces
Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for 
        Veteran's Claims


American Bar Association
American Judges Association
State of Georgia Magistrate Court Council
        Past At-Large Member to the Executive Board
        Member, Legislative Committee
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Cherokee County Republican Party
Cherokee County Republican Women's Association

Fraternal Organizations

Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Canton Masonic Lodge, F&AM, Canton, Georgia
        Past Chaplain and Treasurer
E.W. Hightower Lodge, Nelson, Georgia
        Past Master, 2000
Masonic Children's Home, Macon, Georgia
        Past 9th District Representative
9th District Georgia Masonic Bodies
        Past Counselor for the Defense
Scottish Rite Bodies, Atlanta, Georgia
Yaarab Shrine Temple, Atlanta, Georgia
Canton Council, York Rite Bodies, Canton, Georgia
Canton Chapter, York Rite Bodies, Canton, Georgia
Amicalola Commandery, York Rite Bodies, Jasper, Georgia
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