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Augusta Judge, Young Lawyers Honored by State Bar of Georgia's YLD

July 8, 2016
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Amelia Island, Fla. – Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet received the 2016 Distinguished Judicial Service Award, presented by the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia on June 17 during the organization's Annual Meeting.

Also, the Young Lawyers of Augusta received the YLD Affiliate of the Year Award.


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 Directors, 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.