Bibb County Courthouse

At the Board of Governors meeting on January 12th, a couple of very kind and generous friends put my name in nomination for Secretary of the State Bar of Georgia.  Perhaps that is in the "be careful what you ask for" category. Let’s just say it’s on my "bucket list" (though I’m in good health).  

Last Friday, I had lunch with the Macon Bar Association at the Armory Ballroom, which was built in 1885 as the home of the Macon Volunteers, a local militia unit founded in 1825. It was great to visit with some old friends, meet a lot of good Macon lawyers I did not know, and have an opportunity to made a short pitch about this bar election. Last month I tried a tractor trailer accident case there in the State Court of Bibb County, but this was a different sort of visit.

The main speaker at lunch was the new Mayor of Macon, Robert Reichert.  I first met Mayor Reichert in the early 1980’s when we were both young associates in law firms taking depositions together.  He was an impressive young State Representative in the mid-1990’s when I was lobbying for legislation for the Tort & Insurance Practice Section of the Bar. He now has an incisive analysis of the challenges facing Macon and a practical game plan for moving the city forward.

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