February 10, 2017
By Patrick T. O'Connor
Haralson Gateway-Beacon, Bremen
Polk County Standard Journal, Cedartown
The Dallas New Era
Douglas County Sentinel, Douglasville
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend congratulations to the officers and members of the newly formed West Georgia Young Lawyers' Association on the group's successful affiliation with the State Bar's Young Lawyers Division.
Members of the association include attorneys from Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, Paulding and Polk counties who are 40 years or younger or have been practicing law for less than 10 years. We further salute Matthew Momtahan of the Momtahan Law Firm in Dallas and Villa Rica, who is serving as the group's interim president, and John T. Overocker of the Coweta Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office in Carrollton, interim secretary, for their leadership in these early stages of affiliation.
The Young Lawyers Division has long been considered the "service arm" of the State Bar of Georgia. We commend our West Georgia colleagues and wish them well in their efforts to promote the betterment of the legal profession and the community at large through service to the public and the justice system.
Patrick T. O'Connor
President, State Bar of Georgia