William J. Keogh, III Appointed Chairperson & Vice Chairperson of Two Statewide Bar Committees

S. Lester Tate, III, President of the State Bar of Georgia, has appointed Bill Keogh to serve as Chairperson of the Committee on the Judiciary and Vice Chairperson to the Statewide Judicial Evaluation Committee for the 2010-2011 term.

The Committee on the Judiciary, in which Bill will serve as Chairperson, is a special committee designed to protect the rule of law and the independence of the courts, through long-term strategic planning and recommendations regarding judicial selection and compensation. The committee consists of 35 attorneys from 17 different cities throughout Georgia. The Statewide Judicial Evaluation Committee, where Bill will serve as Vice Chairperson, is a standing committee that advises the State Bar President with regard to the qualifications of all candidates for appointment  to the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia trial courts. The committee consists of 48 attorneys from 30 cities throughout Georgia.

The State Bar of Georgia has approximately 42,000+ attorneys who are authorized to practice law in Georgia. The State Bar exists to foster among the members of the Bar of this state the principles of duty and service to the public; to improve the administration of justice; and to advance the science of law. The Bar is governed by the Board of Governors, which controls and administers the organization. Since 2004, Bill has volunteered his time, efforts and legal profession to serve on the Board of Governors. Currently, 153 persons serve on the Board of Governors.