June 19, 2018
By Kenneth B. Hodges III
Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News, Canton
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to express congratulations and thanks to members of the Blue Ridge Bar Association who spearheaded the recent observance of Law Day 2018.
Congratulations also go to Cherokee Friends of Recovery program founder Don Stevens on receiving the Liberty Bell Award, which is presented annually to a non-lawyer who has made significant contributions to the court system, and to Meg Rogers and Tommie DeGonzague of the Cherokee County Family Violence Center, who received the Bob Stubbs Distinguished Service Award.
The national theme for this year’s celebration of Law Day, “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom,” acknowledges the system of checks and balances among the three branches of U.S. government – legislative, executive and judicial – which was the subject of keynote remarks delivered by Cherokee County Superior Court Chief Judge Jackson Harris.
We commend all members of the Blue Ridge Bar Association for a most successful observance of Law Day, which helps make the public aware of the importance and value of our justice system.
Kenneth B. Hodges III
President, State Bar of Georgia