Editor’s Letter, 0821 GABJ, GSB Vol. 27, No. 1, Pg. 5

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Georgia Bar Journal

August, 2021

The August Issue

Welcome to the August issue of the

Georgia Bar Journal! The State Bar of Georgia is celebrating the start of its 2021-22 Bar year, and our editorial team would like to introduce you to the leaders and causes that we’ll be following for the next year.

The article “Reunited and It Feels So Good” discusses the State Bar of Georgia’s Annual Meeting, which took place this June in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. We introduce the new officers who took over in July, and say goodbye to those who helped steer the ship and keep us afloat in the challenging Bar year that was 2020-21. Be sure to read the parting remarks from outgoing State Bar President Dawn M. Jones, who discusses how the Bar and its leadership pivoted, survived, thrived—and learned to embrace our similarities and respect our differences.

In this issue, you’ll hear from new State Bar of Georgia President Elizabeth L. Fite. In addition to her remarks to the Board of Governors, she also shares her thoughts on expanding the peer court for juvenile offenders in “Peer Courts: Showing Young Offenders a Different Path.” We also hear from the new YLD President Elissa Haynes about “The Path to Leadership: Finding Your Why.” In this article, Haynes traces her professional journey and explains what she plans to accomplish during her time as leader of the Young Lawyers Division.

In this month’s Georgia Lawyer Spotlight, former Supreme Court of Georgia Chief Justice Harold D. Melton sits down with Georgia Bar Journal editorial board member Jacob E. Daly.

For our legal article, James V. Burgess writes about Georgia’s...

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