The February Issue
Happy New Year to our readers! It is the time of year to resolve to do and be better in the year ahead. For those of you who have made a resolution to read each edition of the Georgia Bar Journal cover to cover (and if you haven’t, you should), you will not be disappointed in this month’s content.
Not unlike the many people who resolve to become more financially sound in the new year, the Bar recently underwent a financial assessment with the goal of reducing operating costs. In this month’s President’s Page, Darrell Sutton explains the actions taken by the Bar’s leadership in reducing costs for the operation of the Bar’s programs in order to reduce the need to increase membership license fees. The Programs Committee conducted an extensive review of each of the Bar’s 24 programs to determine where cost savings could be realized, and the results of the hard work of the Bar leadership will be seen by our members who will continue to pay some of the lowest license fees in the country.
If your goal in the new year is to become a better lawyer or a better person in general, you will find plenty of inspiration in our feature articles. In our Executive Director’s column, Jeff Davis gives us a look at the life and career of lawyer and civil rights leader Vernon Jordan, from growing up in the segregated South, to becoming the only African-American student at DePauw University in Indiana, to his early legal career at the law office of prominent civil rights attorney Donald L. Hollowell, to his days with the...