Whether you are visiting our website for the first time or are a long-standing member, I want to thank you for your interest in and/or commitment to Gate City Bar. Our theme for 2017 is Elevation: Our Mission, Our Programs, and Our Community. We have great things planned to take our association to the next level, but we will not be successful without you.
First, Gate City’s mission is to foster a positive image of the legal profession, encourage the next generation of lawyers, oppose arbitrary and capricious laws, and fight discrimination. Next, our signature programs are the heart of our organization and seek to provide opportunities for Gate City members to network, gain practical knowledge, and recognize and support each other. Finally, Gate City’s community includes the Atlanta metro legal community as well as local schools, community organizations, government bureaucracies, and underserved communities – especially communities of color. This year we will look for new opportunities to fulfill our mission, improve our programs, and serve those who need us most, i.e. to elevate.
In 2017, I will be looking for each of you - judges, prosecutors, solicitors, public defenders, law partners and associates, general counsels and in-house counsel, government attorneys, solo practioners, law students, paralegals and legal assistants – to give of your time and talents to help elevate the Gate City Bar Association. This is your personal invitation to join or renew your Gate City Bar membership for 2017 today and get busy!
In the words of our 44th President, Barack Obama, “The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what’s truly important.” I look forward to serving with each of you to elevate what is truly important this year.
In service to Gate City,
Shawntel R. Hebert, Esq.
2016 Hall of Fame Sponsors
Gate City Bar Association
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