October 6, 2017
By Brian D. "Buck" Rogers
Atlanta Daily World
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Karlise Y. Grier of Atlanta on her recent appointment as the new executive director of the Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism.
All Georgians will benefit from Ms. Grier’s leadership of the commission, which was established by the Supreme Court of Georgia in 1989 for the purpose of enhancing professionalism among Georgia lawyers. During her 25 years in the legal profession, she has previously served as president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and for 17 years has served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia.
Ms. Grier’s acceptance of this new position is evidence of her continued dedication to serving the legal profession and justice system. Her fellow members of the State Bar of Georgia wish her well in this new capacity of leadership.
We also congratulate and thank her predecessor, Avarita L. Hanson, on her retirement after 11 exceptional years as director of the commission. We wish her well in the years ahead.
Brian D. “Buck” Rogers
President, State Bar of Georgia