June 26, 2017
By Brian D. "Buck" Rogers
The Macon Telegraph
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express congratulations to Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard on his recent installation as chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia.
Judge Dillard will be well served in his new position by his 21 years of experience in the legal profession, including the past seven years as a judge on the Court of Appeals. A dedicated professional leader and public servant, Judge Dillard has also served on the Judicial Nominating Commission and the Public Defender Selection Panel for the Macon Judicial Circuit, chairperson of the Georgia Judicial Council's Court Reporting Matters Committee and co-chair of the council's Strategic Plan Standing Committee.
Our gratitude also goes to outgoing Chief Judge Sara L. Doyle for her outstanding leadership over the past two years. The State Bar of Georgia enjoys a strong working relationship with the Court of Appeals in our joint mission of serving the public and the justice system, which we look forward to continuing under the leadership of Chief Judge Dillard.
Brian D. "Buck" Rogers
President, State Bar of Georgia