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Supreme Court welcomes Justice Greg Cook and re-elected Justice Kelli Wise

Cook was elected in November to fill the seat of Justice Michael Bolin, who retires this week after 18 years on the court.

The Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building in Montgomery.

The Supreme Court of Alabama held an Investiture and Oath of Office ceremony Friday to welcome newly-elected Justice Gregory C. “Greg” Cook and re-elected Justice A. Kelli Wise. The Justices took their oaths of office at 2 p.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom.

Justice Cook was elected in November 2022 to fill the seat of Justice Michael F. Bolin, who retires this week after 18 years of service on the Supreme Court. Justice Wise was re-elected to a third term, having served on the Court since 2010.

Chief Justice Tom Parker, who will preside over the investiture ceremony, commented, “We welcome our new colleague Justice Greg Cook to our Court and we welcome back Justice Wise. We thank them both for their past service in the legal and judicial community, and confidently pray and believe that their future service will honor the Lord, the law, and the trust that the people of Alabama have placed in them.”

About Justice Bolin’s departure, Chief Justice Parker added, “I wish Mike all the best in his retirement from the bench, although I expect he will stay active in service to his beloved State and Jefferson County. Mike and I joined this Court at the same time in 2005, so it will not be the same here without his formidable presence and voice on the Supreme Court. I thank him for his decades of service and for his friendship.” 

Justice Cook formally takes office and joins the Supreme Court on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

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