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State Bar of Georgia Honors Atlanta Bar Executive Director with Eunice L. Mixon Award

January 15, 2013
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Atlanta – Longtime Atlanta Bar Association Executive Director Diane O’Steen has received the 2012 Eunice L. Mixon Award, presented by the State Bar of Georgia during its Midyear Meeting on Jan. 12. The Mixon Award was established to honor a non-lawyer for his or her lifetime contributions to the State Bar or the judicial branch of government.

O’Steen will retire Jan. 31 after 47 years of service to the Atlanta Bar Association, the largest voluntary bar in the Southeast, including the past 26 years as executive director. She is a past president of the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) and in 1998 received the Bolton Award for Outstanding Leadership, NABE’s highest accolade.

“We are deeply appreciative of the numerous career contributions that Diane O’Steen has made to the benefit of Georgia’s legal community,” State Bar President Robin Frazer Clark said in making the presentation. “She is a most deserving recipient of the Eunice L. Mixon Award, and we all wish her well in her years of retirement ahead.”

The Eunice L. Mixon Award is named for a retired Tifton educator who has represented the public on the State Bar of Georgia’s Investigative Panel since 1997 and in many other capacities of public service at the state and local level. The award is presented each year to a Georgia citizen who has worked to promote a better understanding of the importance of the rule of law, has encouraged greater respect for the law and the courts and has exemplified a sense of responsibility and public service in his or her community and the state.