September 4, 2019
By Darrell Sutton
The Oconee Enterprise, Watkinsville
To the Editor:
The State Bar of Georgia congratulates Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Lawton E. Stephens of Athens on receiving the prestigious Silver Beaver Award from the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
For the past eight years, Judge Stephens has served on the council’s executive board, which oversees and governs programs for more than 30,000 Scouts in a 26-county area. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest honor a Boy Scout Council can bestow on an adult volunteer.
We salute the Northeast Georgia Council for recognizing Judge Stephens’ exemplary leadership and service to the Boy Scouts, one of his many contributions to the community, which are in addition to his many contributions to the legal profession and our justice system.
President, State Bar of Georgia