Macon attorneys named to State Bar committees
A number of Macon attorneys have been appointed to serve as members of various standing, special, program and board committees of the 47,000-member State Bar of Georgia for 2015-16.
Michael Cranford was named as chairman of the Indigent Defense Committee.
Sen. John Kennedy of James Bates Brannan Groover LLP was appointed as chairperson of the Member Benefits Committee and as a member of the District 3 Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law.
Katherine McArthur was selected as co-vice chairwoman of the Bench & Bar Committee. Charles Cork III will serve as a member of that committee, as will Ivy Neal Cadle of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C., who was also named to the Advisory Committee on Legislation, along with Christopher Clark of Clark & Smith Law Firm P.C.
Jana Edmondson-Cooper of the Georgia Legal Services Program and Timothy Floyd of the Mercer University School of Law were appointed to the Access to Justice Committee. Edmondson-Cooper and Erica LaTange Woodford of the Bibb County Superior Court Clerk’s Office were selected for the Professionalism Committee. Edmondson-Cooper and Stephanie Woods Miller of Bibb County Superior Court will serve on the Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession. Miller also was named to the International Trade in Legal Services Committee and the Judicial Procedure & Administration/Uniform Rules Committee.
Tiffany Coleman of the Social Security Administration and Robert Berlin were appointed to the Lawyer Assistance Program Committee.
Wendell Horne III of Reynolds, Horne & Survant and Jeffrey Monroe of Jones Cork & Miller LLP were selected for the State Disciplinary Board Review Panel. Monroe also will serve on the Finance Committee.
Charles Ruffin of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C. was named to the Bar Center Committee and the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency.
Leslie Lyon Cadle of the Mercer University School of Law was appointed to the Communications/Cornerstones of Freedom Committee and the Law School Outreach Committee.
Patrick Longan of the Mercer University School of Law was selected for the Disciplinary Rules & Procedures Committee, the Formal Advisory Opinion Board and the Professionalism Committee.
Veronica Allen McClendon of the McClendon Law Firm LLC will serve on the Children and the Courts Committee.
Thomas Herman of Westmoreland Patterson Moseley & Hinson was named to the Elections Committee.
Pamela White-Colbert of the Bibb County District Attorney’s Office was appointed to the Georgia Bar Journal Editorial Board.
Jacquita Parks was selected for the Law Practice Management Program Committee.
Judge Lamar Sizemore Jr. of Sell & Melton LLP will serve on the Statewide Judicial Evaluation Committee.
Callie Bryan of Jones Cork & Miller LLP was named to the Unlicensed Practice of Law Standing Committee.
Long-time CGTC VP announces retirement
Becky Lee, vice president for economic development at Central Georgia Technical College, is set to retire at the end of August. After serving in this position for 20 years, she is the longest standing vice president currently serving at the college.
In 2013, she was honored by the Career Women’s Network of Macon as a Woman of Achievement. That distinction was recognized with a resolution by Sen. Cecil Staton in February of that year.
Lee also accepted the Champion Award on behalf of the College from the Macon Economic Development Commission in December 2014 for the part CGTC’s Economic Development department played in supporting local workforce initiatives and providing critical skills and training programs.
Robins Federal announces manager, employees of quarter
Each quarter, Robins Federal Credit Union selects employees that represent the best of the best in the manager, support department staff and branch staff categories. Employees are selected by management based on their outstanding work performance and written recommendations from their peers. Recent winners are: Cheri Foust, manager of the Hartley Bridge branch, who has been with Robins Federal for 19 years and a branch manager for nine years; Brittany Peacock, a staff accountant in the accounting department who has been an employee for six and a half years; Katrina Green, an indirect lending processor in the indirect lending department, has been an employee for five year; and Chance Melvin, a member service representative at the Zebulon branch who has been an employee for three years.
Talley graduates from Labor Department’s Excell program
Erica Talley a unit supervisor in the career center in Macon, graduated from the Georgia Department of Labor’s Executive Commitment to Excellence in Leadership 2015 class.
Excell, a partnership between the Georgia Department of Labor and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, is designed to develop future leaders for the department.
Classes explore the major political, social, and economic issues facing the state and nation.
-- Angela Woolen