State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Judge Rizza O'Connor Installed as President of State Bar of Georgia YLD

June 11, 2018
Contact: Mary McAfee or

Amelia Island, Fla. – Toombs County Magistrate Court Chief Judge Rizza P. O’Connor of Vidalia was installed as the 72nd president of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia on June 8 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Other 2018-19 officers of the State Bar YLD include:

  • President-Elect William T. “Will” Davis of Holland Roddenbery LLC, Atlanta
  • Treasurer Norbert D. “Bert” Hummel IV of Lewis Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, Atlanta
  • Secretary Elissa B. Haynes of Goodman McGuffey LLP, Atlanta
  • Newsletter Co-Editor Baylie M. Fry of BakerHostetler LLP, Atlanta
  • Newsletter Co-Editor Audrey B. Bergeson of Smith & Lake LLC, Decatur
  • Immediate Past President Nicole C. Leet of Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske LLP, Atlanta


The Georgia YLD is comprised of approximately 10,000 lawyers admitted to the State Bar of Georgia who are 36 years old or younger or who have been admitted to their first bar no more than five years. The YLD has been strengthened over the years through guidance by the State Bar of Georgia, its Executive Committee and Board of Governors, the Supreme Court, and through dedicated service rendered by its members. In keeping with its motto of “working for the profession and the public,” the YLD has more than 30 hard-working committees that produce an array of projects and programs. Through the years, the YLD has also gained national recognition by winning several American Bar Association awards for its projects and publications.