May 12, 2017
By Patrick T. O'Connor
The Brunswick News
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend congratulations and thanks to the Glynn County Bar Association on its recent observance of Law Day 2017, during which approximately 60 local high school students were given a first-hand view of the justice system at the Glynn County Courthouse.
The national theme for this year's celebration of Law Day is "The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy," which commemorates the amendment's citizenship, due process and equal protection clauses in our Constitution, thus advancing the rights of all Americans.
We especially commend U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the Southern District of Georgia, Glynn County Magistrate Court Judge Alex Atwood and Glynn County Juvenile Court Associate Judge Audrey Chapman for meeting and talking with the students about the courts and the students' futures.
We salute our colleagues in the Glynn County Bar Association for coordinating this successful observance of Law Day, which helps raise public awareness of the importance and value of our justice system.
Patrick T. O'Connor
President, State Bar of Georgia