State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Ashley McLaughlin Re-Elected to Board of Governors of State Bar of Georgia

June 9, 2018
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or

Amelia Island, Fla. – Ashley W. McLaughlin of the Oconee Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Eastman was re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia and was installed June 9 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

McLaughlin will continue to serve in the Oconee Circuit, Post 1 seat on the board, representing Bleckley, Dodge, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair and Wheeler counties. He earned his law degree from the Florida State University Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2004.

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.


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.