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Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Honored by State Bar of Georgia

July 2, 2013
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or sarahc@gabar.org

Hilton Head Island, S.C. – The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association was honored with the Best Newsletter Award for voluntary bar associations with more than 500 members, presented during the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Georgia on June 21.

In order to encourage and support local and voluntary bars and their service programs, to promote activities which relate to the improvement of the administration of justice, the objectives of the State Bar of Georgia, and the image of lawyers, the State Bar annually sponsors an awards program which recognizes excellence in local and voluntary bar associations. Administered by the Local and Voluntary Bars Committee, awards are presented to winners at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting.

The Best Newsletter Awards are presented to voluntary bar associations that provide the best informational source to their membership, according to their size.

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The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884. All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its more than 45,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.