October 1, 2019
By Darrell Sutton
Gwinnett Daily Post, Lawrenceville
To the Editor:
The State Bar of Georgia congratulates Peachtree Corners attorney James P. Kelly III, a resident of Alpharetta, on his appointment by the U.S. State Department to serve on the European Commission for Democracy Through Law.
Mr. Kelly will serve a four-year term as a substitute member of the commission, which meets quarterly in Venice, Italy, and provides legal advice to its 62 member states, including 47 European countries and 15 other nations, including the United States. Of particular interest to the commission is helping states wishing to bring their legal and institutional structures into line with European standards and international experience in the fields of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Mr. Kelly is also founder and president of the Atlanta-based Solidarity Center for Law and Justice.
James Kelly’s acceptance of this appointment demonstrates his ongoing commitment to serving the public and the justice system. His fellow State Bar of Georgia members wish him well in this new capacity of international leadership.
President, State Bar of Georgia