GSB Vol. 14, NO. 1, Pg. 48. Macon Judge Receives State Bar of Georgia Distinguished Service Award.

Author:Derrick W. Stanley
 
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GSB Vol. 14, NO. 1, Pg. 48.

Macon Judge Receives State Bar of Georgia Distinguished Service Award

GSB JournalVol. 14, NO. 1August 2008Macon Judge Receives State Bar of Georgia Distinguished Service AwardDerrick W. StanleySuperior Court Judge Lamar W. Sizemore Jr. of Macon was honored with the State Bar of Georgia Distinguished Service Award, presented during the State Bar's Annual Meeting June 7 at Amelia Island, Fla. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor bestowed by the State Bar of Georgia for "conspicuous service to the cause of jurisprudence and to the advancement of the legal profession in the state of Georgia."

The award was presented at the inaugural gala where over 600 attendees gave a standing ovation to Sizemore as he was presented his resolution. Working closely with his staff ensured he was in attendance at the ceremony without any knowledge that he would be receiving such a prestigious award.

"Judge Sizemore has devoted more than 30 years of tireless and selfless service to the legal profession, the justice system and the State Bar organization," said Gerald M. Edenfield, State Bar president, in making the presentation. "Over the years, the State Bar has resolved numerous challenging issues thanks to the determined leadership and direct involvement of Judge Sizemore. His long record of service is a credit to the profession and an inspiration to us all."

Sizemore is a graduate of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law. For 27 years, he was in private practice with the firm of O'Neal, Brown & Sizemore before his appointment as a superior court judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit in 2001. He designed and has taught the course on insurance litigation at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law since 1981.

Seizemore has served on the State Bar's Board of Governors since 1985 and is a past president of the Macon Bar Association and the Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

Sizemore has a long record of community service in the Macon area, including positions of leadership at Vineville United Methodist Church, Mount de Sales Academy, Mercer University and the Piedmont District of Boy Scouts of America. He has also served as a volunteer baseball and soccer coach in the Vine-Ingle Little League and Freedom Park.

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