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Congratulations and thanks to Judge Turner

December 28, 2016
By Patrick T. O'Connor

The Millen News
Effingham Herald
, Rincon
Statesboro Herald
Sylvania Telephone

To the Editor:

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend congratulations and thanks to longtime Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge John R. "Robbie" Turner on his retirement from full-time judicial service effective Dec. 31.

During his distinguished career of 41 years in Georgia's legal profession and justice system, Judge Turner served as public defender and assistant district attorney for the Ogeechee Circuit, covering Bulloch, Effingham, Jenkins and Screven counties, and judge of the Bulloch County State Court prior to joining the Superior Court bench in January 1997. He served in all positions with great distinction.

All members of the State Bar of Georgia are grateful for the dedicated service of Judge Turner and are inspired by his many contributions toward strengthening the foundations of our justice system, which protects the rights and liberties of all Americans. We wish him well in the years ahead.

Patrick T. O'Connor

President, State Bar of Georgia