Six attorneys based in Statesboro were appointed recently to serve as members of various standing, special, program and board committees of the 47,000-member State Bar of Georgia for 2015-16.
Gerald M. Edenfield and V. Sharon "Sharri" Edenfield, both of Edenfield, Cox Bruce & Classens P.C., were named to the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency, which establishes minimum requirements for continuing legal education to ensure that attorneys maintain their professional competence throughout their careers. Gerald Edenfield will also serve on the Bar Center Committee, which monitors the Bar's needs and uses of its headquarters facility in Atlanta, and as an advisor to the Business Court Committee, which monitors the performance of Georgia's Business Court pilot project.
Jennifer Campbell Mock of the Mock Law Firm LLC was appointed to the Investment Committee, which reviews the State Bar's investment policies and makes recommendations to the Finance Commit-tee as needed; the Personnel Commit-tee, which advises the Bar leadership with respect to staffing, salaries and other personnel matters; the Programs Committee, which advises the State Bar's Executive Committee with respect to the addition, deletion, change and operation of all State Bar programs and services; and the State Disciplinary Board Investigative Panel, which is authorized to investigate alleged violations of the Standards of Conduct by members of the State Bar. Mock also serves as Executive Committee liaison to the Georgia Diversity Program Committee, which oversees the program to promote the inclusion of all State Bar members regardless of race, nationality, sex, religion, sexual orientation or disability; the Law-Related Education Committee, which oversees the program offering Georgia schools a wide variety of strategies for including law-related education in their social science and other curricula; and the Member Benefits Committee, which identifies and communicates to Bar members the existence and benefits of services and products of value to them and their law practices.
Laura Harriman Wheaton of Brown Rountree P.C. was selected for the Elections Committee, which conducts the elections of all officers and members of the Board of Governors of the State Bar.
Daniel B. Snipes of Taulbee Rushing Snipes Marsh & Hodgin LLC will serve on the Finance Committee, which is responsible for preparing the annual State Bar budget and monitoring the finances of the State Bar throughout the year.
Susan W. Cox of Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens P.C. was named to the General Counsel Office Overview Committee, which monitors the rules, procedures, policies and operations of the office of the State Bar's General Counsel and renders advice to Bar staff and leadership.