February 2, 2021
By Dawn M. Jones
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Atlanta Daily World
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to extend congratulations to former Supreme Court of Georgia Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears, a partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP in Atlanta, on her appointment as the new general counsel to the MARTA Board of Directors.
All residents of the Atlanta area will benefit from Justice Sears’ service to the MARTA Board, which oversees the authority’s efforts to create safer, more enjoyable rider experiences while bringing innovation and affordability to public transportation. She will provide guidance to the board on a variety of legal, statutory and ethical matters during her five-year term.
Justice Sears’ acceptance of this appointment demonstrates her continued commitment to public service. We wish her well in a new position of governmental leadership.
Dawn M. Jones
President, State Bar of Georgia