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Dougherty County celebrates Law Day

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Albany ARC Executive Director Awarded the Liberty Bell Award

 

Special to the Journal

 

The Dougherty Circuit Bar Association celebrated Law Day on Wednesday, April 25th.

Annette Bowling, the Executive Director of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center, was awarded the Liberty Bell Award.  Organizers say Bowling’s had a tremendous impact on the legal system as an advocate for people with disabilities.

“Of course I was very honored for my work in the legal field.  I think it speaks to the community of the interest of people that belong to the bar association and also my organization, working together and advocating on behalf of people with disabilities,” said Bowling.

The Law Day 2012 theme is “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.”  The event also honored the Bar Essay contest winners and this year’s Albany High School Georgia Law Honor Society students.

The Dougherty Circuit Bar Association held their annual luncheon to discuss the history of Law Day and honor law students who have received awards in their field.

Chief Judge Joe C. Bishop of the Pataula Circuit spoke to the crowd about this year’s theme: “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom,” which expresses the importance of state court funding.

 

From left to right: Jason Willcox, President-Elect of the Dougherty Circuit Bar Association;Charles Lamb, President of the Dougherty Circuit Bar Association; Annette Bowling, Executive Director of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center (ARC)

 

 

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