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State Bar of Georgia

Summerville Attorneys Elected to Board of Governors of State Bar of Georgia

June 9, 2018
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or sarahc@gabar.org

Amelia Island, Fla. – C. Sutton Connelly of Cook & Connelly in Summerville was elected, and Archibald A. Farrar Jr. of Farrar & Corbin P.C. in Summerville was re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia. All were installed June 9 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Farrar will continue to serve in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit, Post 1 seat on the board, representing Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade and Walker counties. He earned his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1974. He is the city attorney for Menlo and previously served as county attorney for Chattooga County.

Connelly will serve in the Post 3 seat from the Lookout Mountain Circuit. He is a graduate of the Georgia State University College of Law and joined the State Bar in 2009. His law practice is focused in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense.

The Board of Governors is the 160-member policymaking authority of the State Bar, with representation from each of Georgia’s judicial circuits. The board holds regular meetings at least four times per year.

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The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884. All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its more than 50,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.