Gwinnett juvenile court judge to head council

Robert V. Rodatus has been named president of the Council of Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia.

Rodatus, the presiding judge of the Gwinnett County Juvenile Court, succeeds Judge Steven Teske of Clayton County as council president. He will serve a one-year term that began on Monday.

The council provides support to juvenile courts through legal research services, legislative tracking and specialized programs aimed at protecting the best interests of the children and the state.

The council has 155 members and is based in Atlanta.

Prior to becoming presiding judge in 1991, Rodatus served as chief judge of the Gwinnett County Recorder's Court. He served as a senior district attorney in Gwinnett and has worked in private practice and as a law clerk here.