June 17, 2019
By Darrell Sutton
The Times, Gainesville
To the Editor:
The State Bar of Georgia congratulates and thanks the leaders of the Gainesville-Northeastern Bar Association, who spearheaded the recent observance of Law Day 2019.
Congratulations also go to Evi Turk, longtime office manager for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office, on receiving the Liberty Bell Award. This award recognizes outstanding service by a non-lawyer to strengthen the effectiveness of our justice system.
The national theme for this year’s celebration of Law Day is “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society,” focusing attention on these cornerstones of representative government and calling on us to understand and protect these rights to ensure, as the U.S. Constitution proposes, “the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.”
We commend all members of the Gainesville-Northeastern Bar Association for a successful observance of Law Day, which serves to increase public awareness of the importance and value of our justice system.
President, State Bar of Georgia