July 2, 2013
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilton Head Island, S.C. – The Fayette County Bar Association was honored with the Award of Merit for voluntary bar associations with 51 to 100 members and the Best New Entry Award for all voluntary bar associations, 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 Awards of Merit are presented to voluntary bar associations for their dedication to improving relations among local lawyers and devoting significant hours to serving their communities.
The Best New Entry Award is presented to recognize the excellent efforts of those voluntary bar associations that have entered the Law Day or Award of Merit categories for the first time in four years.
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.