State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Congratulations to Judge O’Connor on Mercer Law Young Alumni Award

March 17, 2020
By Darrell Sutton

The Advance, Vidalia

To the Editor:

The State Bar of Georgia congratulates Toombs County Chief Magistrate Judge Rizza P. O’Connor on receiving the Young Alumni Council Volunteer of the Year Award from the Mercer University School of Law at its sixth annual Alumni Dinner.

Judge O’Connor, immediate past president of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, is well deserving of the award in recognition of her valuable service and selfless commitment to enhance the experience of Mercer Law students. She mentors young lawyers and frequently serves as a guest speaker for Mercer Law programs and classes.

By earning this prestigious honor from her law school alma mater, Judge O’Connor demonstrates her ongoing commitment to service. Her fellow State Bar of Georgia members add our appreciation and applause, and we would all do well to follow her example.


Darrell Sutton
President, State Bar of Georgia