March 17, 2020
By Darrell Sutton
The Blackshear Times
To the Editor:
The State Bar of Georgia congratulates Justice Michael P. Boggs of the Supreme Court of Georgia on receiving the Meritorious Service Award from the Mercer University School of Law at its sixth annual Alumni Dinner.
Justice Boggs, a resident of Pierce County and native of Waycross, is well deserving of the award in recognition of his distinguished service on our state’s highest court, his work between 2011 and 2018 as co-chair of the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform, and for having endowed a scholarship fund at Mercer Law that will give preference to law students from rural communities.
By earning this prestigious honor from his law school alma mater, Justice Boggs demonstrates his ongoing commitment to service. His fellow State Bar of Georgia members add our appreciation and applause, and we would all do well to follow his example.
President, State Bar of Georgia