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Ga. lawyers earn national awards
YLD-ABA Awards Web
From left to right, Sharri Edenfield of Statesboro, YLD Board Member Ty Smith of Atlanta, YLD Immediate Past President Jon Pannell of Savannah and American Bar Association (ABA) District 12 Representative Heather Hale of Atlanta. - photo by Special

      The Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia received several national Awards of Achievement during the American Bar Association's annual meeting earlier this month in San Francisco.
      Sharri Edenfield of Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens, P.C., in Statesboro is the president-elect for Georgia's Young Lawyers Division. Edenfield and immediate past president Jon Pannell of Savannah were on hand to accept the awards, including first place in the Comprehensive category, which highlights the broad range of programming conducted by state YLDs and is based on the totality of programs throughout the past year.
      Pannell said, "It is a great honor to be recognized by the ABA as having one of the best affiliate chapters in the country. Winning first place in the comprehensive category demonstrates the strength and commitment of our programs and members."
      The Georgia group also took second place in the Single Project/Service to the Public category for the development of "Think About It, First!" consequence cards by the group's Law-Related Education Committee.
      The group also earned special recognition in the Single Project/Service to the Bar category for the Young Lawyer Roundtable with the Federal Judiciary event, hosted by the YLD in conjunction with the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Conference.

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