As a member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Georgia, I am proud that our Executive Committee makes a concerted effort to get outside of Atlanta and meet our fellow Georgia Bar members in the four corners of the state. Last week’s meeting in Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia is a prime example of this. We enjoyed lunch first with many members of the local Thomas County Bar , which is part of the Southern Judicial Circuit. We met at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, which is a lovely location. The President of the Thomas County Bar Association, Christopher Rodd, was our host for the evening and for the tour of the new Thomas County Courthouse, which is not yet open for business but will be a spectacular venue. It is always a treat for me to meet members of the State Bar from across the state, who, but for my involvement in the State Bar of Georgia, I would likely never have the opportunity to meet. The theme that keeps coming through in these meetings in varied locales is this: the lawyers who comprise the State Bar of Georgia are honorable, dedicated leaders of their communities, who care about justice being served, who care about the less fortunate and who care about the criminal and civil judicial systems in Georgia and the stewardship of those two sacred systems. It is my honor to meet and come to know these lawyers and to discuss the issues they face in their communities that are worlds apart from Atlanta.
Below is a letter from Bryan Cavan, President of the State Bar of Georgia, another honorable lawyer, regarding our wonderful meeting in Thomasville.
Letter to the Editor – November 19, 2009
State Bar commends Thomasville hospitality
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to express sincere thanks to President Christopher Rodd and the members of the Thomas County Bar Association for serving as outstanding hosts for the State Bar’s Executive Committee meeting Nov. 12 at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville.
Our Executive Committee meetings throughout the year are held in various locations around Georgia so that State Bar leaders have the opportunity to meet with and hear from local attorneys, judges, legislators and other community leaders. Thanks to the warm hospitality of the local bar association and the people of Thomas County, we enjoyed an exceptional meeting in your community.
All Georgia lawyers can be proud of our colleagues in the Thomas County Bar Association for their tireless dedication toward upholding the constitutional promise of justice for all.
Bryan M. Cavan