Please join us in congratulating two of our attorneys, Elissa Haynes and Anelise Codrington, for their recent committee appointments for the State Bar of Georgia.
Senior Associate Anelise Codrington was named to the Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession. The committee will “facilitate, analyze, and present for consideration initiatives and programs which increase participation, retention, and representation of diverse attorneys in the legal profession in Georgia that accurately reflects the makeup of our state. In this effort, the committee will work toward the inclusion of lawyers who have been historically underrepresented. It shall advise the Executive Committee and Board of Governors with regard to those interests.” Georgia Court of Appeals Judge M. Yvette Miller remarked that Codrington, “will be a wonderful addition to this important committee!”
“It is with great honor to announce I have been appointed to the State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession. Only 5% of lawyers are Black. It is time for this percentage to increase. I am excited to serve my State and Bar in this capacity and work alongside so many great Georgia lawyers. Thank you, Kimberly Easterling, for nominating me for this position!”Anelise Codrington
Partner Elissa Haynes, who currently serves as the 75th President of the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division and as a member of the State Bar’s Executive Committee, was appointed to the State Bar’s SOLACE Committee. The SOLACE committee (an acronym for Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel – All Concern Encouraged), facilitates “meaningful and compassionate” communication between members of the legal community and judges, lawyers, court personnel, and law office staff who have a medical crisis in their family.
Haynes was also named to the Chief Justice’s 2021-2022 Commission on Professionalism. The Commission began in 1989, “with the primary charge to enhance professionalism among Georgia’s lawyers. In carrying out its charge, the Commission provides ongoing attention and assistance to the task of assuring that the practice of law remains a high calling, enlisted in the service of the client and the public good. Composed of representatives of the organized bar, practicing bar, judiciary, law schools and the public, the Commission serves as the institutional framework for sustaining an environment that fosters professionalism in the legal community.”
Read more about State Bar of Georgia committees below.