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Sharri Edenfield named law review editor
Boro attorney earns 2nd term for Young Lawyers Division newsletter
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Sharri Edenfield
      V. Sharon "Sharri" Edenfield was named to serve a second term as co-editor of "The YLD Review," the newsletter of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia, and installed June 19 during the organization's annual meeting at Amelia Island, Fla. She was sworn in by Presiding Justice George Carley of the Supreme Court of Georgia.
      Edenfield was also presented with the YLD Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Bar for her work with the YLD Leadership Academy, which was first founded in 2006.
      Designed as a leadership development program, the Leadership Academy brings young lawyers together from across the state and from a diverse array of practice areas in order to educate them about the opportunities for leadership and service available to them through the State Bar. Additionally, the Academy aspires to encourage the participants to become leaders within their own communities and throughout the state by introducing the participants to other Georgia lawyers serving in the state and federal judiciary, state legislature, Congress, and within the YLD and State Bar itself.
      Edenfield was a member of the inaugural Leadership Academy class in 2006 and has co-chaired the program since 2007. Under her leadership, the Academy has grown from 40 participants in the 2006 class to more than 210 alumni in all who have participated in the program since its inception. In August 2008, the American Bar Association recognized the program by awarding it first place in the nation in its Diversity Project Category.
      Edenfield, an associate attorney with the firm of Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens, P.C., in Statesboro, is a graduate of the University of Georgia and earned her J.D. degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. She has served on the YLD executive council since 2007 and as a YLD officer since 2008.