Ala. Supreme Court appoints Weller to be new clerk


By Alabama News Network
By Jamie Langley


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court has unanimously selected Montgomery attorney Julia Jordan Weller to be the court's new clerk.


She will succeed Robert Esdale, who is retiring at the end of this month after nearly 30 years as clerk. She will be the first woman to serve as Alabama Supreme Court clerk.


Weller currently serves as chief administrative law judge in the attorney general's office.


Chief Justice Roy Moore says Weller was selected from more than 50 candidates. He calls Weller an experienced attorney who has demonstrated "exceptional professionalism and integrity." She is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Cumberland School of Law.


Moore says a staff attorney with the clerk's office, Ann Wilson, has been appointed to be acting clerk until Weller officially begins her new job.

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