April 29, 2019
By Kenneth B. Hodges III
The Macon Telegraph
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to congratulate Bibb County State Court Judge Jeffery O. Monroe of Macon on the recent unveiling of his portrait in Phi Kappa Hall on the University of Georgia campus, recognizing his distinction as the first African-American president of the Phi Kappa Literacy Society.
Judge Monroe is a distinguished graduate of UGA and its School of Law. During his 19 years in the legal profession, he was in private practice with the Macon firms of Anderson, Walker & Reichart and Jones Cork before his appointment as State Court judge in 2017. He also served as a valued member of the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors from 2010 to 2014.
We further salute the officers and members of the Phi Kappa Literary Society for recognizing Judge Monroe for his service as its president, as well as his exemplary leadership and many contributions in service to the public, the legal profession and the justice system of our state.
Kenneth B. Hodges III
President, State Bar of Georgia