The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director.
The State Bar of Georgia exists to foster among the members of the Bar in Georgia the principles of duty and service to the public; to improve the administration of justice; and to advance the science of law. All persons authorized to practice law in Georgia are required to be members. The Bar has strict codes of ethics and discipline that are enforced by the Supreme Court of Georgia through the State Bar's Office of the General Counsel. Membership dues and other contributions help the Bar provide programs that are mutually beneficial to its members and the general public. The Bar has approximately 45,000 members and 88 employees on staff. Headquartered in Atlanta, the Bar also has offices in Tifton and Savannah.
The Executive Director is responsible for all State Bar operations with the exception of the Office of the General Counsel. This individual implements the policies, programs and objectives set by the Officers, Executive Committee, Board of Governors and the Supreme Court of Georgia. The Executive Director has overall management responsibilities for the Bar staff and directly supervises the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Financial Officer and the Director of Governmental Affairs. The Executive Director also is responsible for the administration of the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency.
The successful candidate will possess seasoned and proven successful leadership experience, preferably in the legal setting. He/she should exhibit strong management and business skills, excellent written and oral communication skills and experience working with a board of directors and/or governance experience. An undergraduate degree is required, and a law degree and experience practicing law are strongly preferred.
Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The State Bar of Georgia will be assisted by Ellen Brown Landers, Esq. and Tracie Smith of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Nominations and applications should be directed to:
The State Bar of Georgia
Executive Director Search Committee
c/o Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.
303 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 4300
Atlanta, GA 30308
The State Bar of Georgia is an equal opportunity employer.