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
This year, our theme is Living the Legacy: Service. Leadership. Community. Inspired
by the activism and achievements of our founders, everything we do will reflect these
So far this year, staying directly connected to our theme, we have celebrated Black History Month with our annual Black History Month Program and Past President's Reception; been inspired by Women's History Month with our new Women of the Gate City Bar program; increased programming for our law students; and partnered with other civic and bar associations to educate the community about upcoming local elections with two candidate forums.
All of that is in addition to our annual signature programming and events, which serve to fulfill our mission by providing educational training for our members; develop mentoring relationships for our students; and establish networking and business development opportunities for our members and friends.
While we are proud of our accomplishments, we are just getting started! 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
2015 Hall of Fame Platinum Sponsors
Gate City Bar Association
Gate City Bar Association | P.O. Box 16727, Atlanta, GA 30321 | Phone: 404-419-6627 | Contact Us