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Standing Executive Committee Policy 1200 (Endorsement of Political or Judicial Candidates)

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Endorsement of Candidates by Officers, Executive Director and General Counsel
(Adopted May 19, 2017)

State Bar officers may not use their official title or include their connection to the Bar in any public endorsement of political or judicial candidates. When an officer of the State Bar of Georgia verbally endorses a candidate, the officer shall clearly state that the endorsement is made in his or her personal capacity and is not the endorsement of the State Bar of Georgia. 

A State Bar officer who is running for public office should not use his or her official title or connection to the Bar to imply that the State Bar of Georgia has endorsed his candidacy. 

The Executive Director and General Counsel may not use their official titles in any public political endorsements.



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