Judge M. Yvette Miller was appointed to the Court of Appeals of Georgia by Governor Roy Barnes on July 12, 1999, when she became the first African-American woman and 65th Judge on the Court. She has been re-elected statewide without opposition by the citizens of Georgia for three six-year terms, most recently in July, 2012. Judge Miller was unanimously selected by her fellow judges to serve as Chief Judge for a two-year term, ending on January 1, 2011. Judge Miller is the first African-American woman to serve as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia. A former “Miss Macon,” Judge Miller received her B.A., cum laude, from Mercer University in 1977 and her J.D. from Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law in 1980. Judge Miller also earned an LL.M. in litigation from Emory University School of Law in 1988 and an LL.M. in the Judicial Process from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004.