April 29, 2019
By Kenneth B. Hodges III
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to the Bar members who were recently appointed by Georgia First Lady Marty Kemp to the new Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion and Education (GRACE) Commission, which is charged with fighting human trafficking in Georgia.
The first lady’s appointees include Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds, who will serve as the commission’s co-chair, DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, U.S. Attorney B.J. Pak of the Northern District of Georgia and Georgia Department of Family and Children Services Director Tom Rawlings. These Bar members will be joined by other public officials, law enforcement, business and nonprofit leaders, healthcare officials and subject matter experts who are dedicated to combating the problem of human trafficking.
With their acceptance of these appointments, these public officials demonstrate their continued commitment to serving the cause of justice. We wish them well in this new capacity of statewide leadership.
Kenneth B. Hodges III
President, State Bar of Georgia