September 28, 2020
By Dawn M. Jones
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to extend congratulations and thanks to Charity Scott, founding director of the Center for Law, Health & Society at the Georgia State University College of Law, on the announcement of her retirement.
A member of the Georgia Bar since 1983, Ms. Scott started the health law program at Georgia State Law in 1987 and over the years has developed in into one that now offers an extensive array of cutting-edge health law courses. Through her joint faculty appointments in business and public health at the university, she developed dual degrees with these disciplines and created the first certificate program at the law school.
Ms. Scott also co-founded the Health Law Partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and helped to launch and develop the health law sections of both the State Bar of Georgia and American Bar Association.
As a proud Georgia State Law alumnus, I am delighted – personally and speaking for Georgia’s legal community – to salute and thank Charity Scott for her distinguished service and many contributions to and the betterment of legal academia and the justice system of our state. We wish her well in her years of retirement ahead.
Dawn M. Jones
President, State Bar of Georgia