Atlanta – LAWFUEL – US Attorney News – Atlanta attorney Miles J. Alexander, senior partner with Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the Atlanta community during a special presentation ceremony Jan. 30 at the State Bar of Georgia Bar Center in Atlanta. The award will be presented by former Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Benham and Court of Appeals Presiding Judge G. Alan Blackburn.
Created in 1998 by the State Bar of Georgia, the award is named for Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham, who during his term as chief justice encouraged lawyers and judges in Georgia to become involved in serving their communities so that volunteerism remains strong among the members of the Georgia legal profession. The award recognizes lawyers and judges who have combined a professional career with outstanding service and dedication to their communities through voluntary participation in community organizations, government sponsored activities or humanitarian work.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest recognition given by the State Bar of Georgia’s Justice Robert Benham Community Service Awards Selection Committee. The award is reserved for a lawyer or judge who, in addition to meeting the criteria for receiving the Justice Robert Benham Award, has demonstrated an extraordinarily long and distinguished commitment to volunteer participation in the community throughout his or her legal career.
Alexander has worked for more than 50 years in numerous legal, civil, political and social arenas to make Atlanta’s community, government and legal institutions more ethical, diverse, representative and inclusive.
For more information about the award, contact Mary McAfee, Chief Justice’s Commission of Professionalism, 404-225-5040.
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The State Bar of Georgia, created by order of the Supreme Court of Georgia in 1964, is a mandatory organization composed of more than 35,000 lawyers licensed to practice law in Georgia. Its predecessor, the Georgia Bar Association, was a voluntary group whose existence spanned from 1884 until the bar was unified in 1964. State Bar headquarters is located in Atlanta and a South Georgia satellite office is located in Tifton.