Founded in 1948, we are the oldest African-American bar association in the state of Georgia. We were established to provide the educational, social and community involvement of a professional association for African-American lawyers.
Our mission is:
• To create in the community a practical appreciation for the legal profession;
• To encourage persons of outstanding promise to attend first-rate law schools and return to
the communities that need their services most;
• To oppose arbitrary and capricious laws in our state with all the force and fiber of which we are capable as an organization; and
• To uphold and extend the principles of justice in every phase of American life to the end that no one shall be discriminated against because of color, race, religious beliefs or national origin.
Inspired by the activism and achievements of our founders, our theme this year is Living the Legacy: Service. Leadership. Community and everything we do reflects these key principles.
This year, the Gate City Bar Association and the Gate City Bar Foundation have continued our annual signature programming and events like our Black History Month Program and Past Presidents Reception, Community Law Clinic, Founders’ Golf Tournament and our Annual Judicial Reception, as well as our Justice Robert Benham Law Camp, Summer Associate Program and workshops and retreats for our law students.
We also launched a mixer series, sponsored exclusively by Stewart, Seay & Felton Trial Attorneys to increase networking among our members and friends; increased outreach and programming for our law students; and added new programming like our Women of the Gate City Bar Association Program for Women’s History Month, and partnered with other bar, Greek letter and civic associations to educate the community about local elections with two candidate forums and a voter education program to help citizens learn how to make a difference in this year’s presidential election and beyond.
The Gate City Bar Association’s mission and purpose are as relevant today as they were at our founding, and we would love to have you join us. We invite you to become a member, get involved and be a part of the legacy of the Gate City Bar Association.
In service to Gate City,
Cheryl F. Turner
2016 Hall of Fame Sponsors
Gate City Bar Association
Gate City Bar Association | P.O. Box 16727, Atlanta, GA 30321 | Phone: 404-419-6627 | Contact Us