December 28, 2016
By Patrick T. O'Connor
The Twiggs Times New Era, Jeffersonville
The Courier Herald, Dublin
The Soperton News
The Wrightsville Headlight
The Johnson Journal, Wrightsville
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend congratulations and thanks to longtime Dublin Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge H. Gibbs Flanders Jr. on his retirement from full-time judicial service effective Dec. 31.
During his distinguished career of 37 years in Georgia's legal profession and justice system, Judge Flanders practiced law and served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee and attorney for Laurens County prior to his appointment to the Superior Court bench in the Dublin Circuit, covering Johnson, Laurens, Treutlen and Twiggs counties, in 1993. A leader among his peers, Judge Flanders is a past president of the Georgia Council of Superior Court Judges.
All members of the State Bar of Georgia are grateful for the dedicated service of Judge Flanders and are inspired by his many contributions toward strengthening the foundations of our justice system, which protects the rights and liberties of all Americans. We wish him well in the years ahead.
Patrick T. O'Connor
President, State Bar of Georgia