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.
This year, our theme is Living the Legacy: Service. Leadership. Community. I invite you to join the Gate City Bar Association and encourage you to get involved.