July 9, 2018
By Kenneth B. Hodges III
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to express congratulations and thanks to members of the Tifton Judicial Circuit Bar Association who spearheaded the recent observance of Law Day 2018.
Congratulations also go to Capt. Steve Hyman of the Tifton Police Department on receiving the Liberty Bell Award, which is presented annually to a non-lawyer who has made significant contributions to the court system and the community. Tifton Circuit Bar Association President Nicholas A. Kinsley made the presentation, and John S. “Sandy” Sims Jr. presented the keynote address on his experiences from 56 years in the practice of law.
The national theme for this year’s celebration of Law Day, “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom,” acknowledges the system of checks and balances among the three branches of U.S. government – legislative, executive and judicial.
We commend all members of the Tifton Circuit Bar Association for a most successful observance of Law Day, which helps make the public aware of the importance and value of our justice system.
Kenneth B. Hodges III
President, State Bar of Georgia