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State Bar of Georgia Honors W . Scott Sorrels with Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service
Atlanta Bar Association Employment Opportunity
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State Bar of Georgia Honors W . Scott Sorrels with Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that W . Scott Sorrels will receive the prestigious Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service during a special awards ceremony at the State Bar of Georgia on February 28 , 2017 .
The State Bar of Georgia awards The Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service to lawyers and judges in Georgia who have made outstanding contributions to their communities and demonstrate the positive contributions of members of the Bar outside of their professional work . Among a select few , Sorrels joins Peter J . Anderson and Sutherland alums Bill Barwick and Judy O ’ Brien , who received the award in prior years .
Sorrels provides a wide range of volunteer service and leadership to worldwide , national and local nonprofit and charitable youth-development organizations . Most notably , he volunteers significant hours each month in support of World Scouting , which serves more than 40 million youth world-wide , and nationally , to the Boy Scouts of America . In 2011 , the Boy Scouts of America recognized Mr . Sorrels with the highest honor the organization gives for contributions to youth leadership , the Silver Buffalo award . Other Silver Buffalos include S . Truett Cathy , Hank Aaron , Bill Gates , Gen . Colin Powell , Charles Lindbergh , Walt Disney , John Glenn , and 13 former U . S . Presidents .
Sorrels has been a member of the Atlanta Bar Association since 1988 and is a member of the Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association .
Atlanta Bar Association Employment Opportunity
CLE Director
Large metro bar association seeks full-time CLE Director to plan and develop MCLE-approved continuing legal education programs presented in a variety of delivery formats , working collaboratively with the CLE Board of Trustees , other Bar leaders and volunteers , and staff . The ideal candidate is organized , keen for details , able to prioritize , and manage multiple projects simultaneously .
Summary
Responsible for the planning , development and accreditation of CLE programs for the Atlanta Bar Association in conjunction with the CLE Board of Trustees and Sections and for reporting lawyer attendance to the State Bar of Georgia .
Requirements
Bachelor Degree ; JD degree a plus ; Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook , Word , Excel , and Power Point ; Good written , analytical , oral communication and presentation skills ; Polished interpersonal and networking skills ; Good independent and team worker .
Preferred Skills : Familiarity with the Atlanta legal community and / or legal CLE ; Experience working with volunteer boards ; Customer service experience Salary commensurate with work experience .
See full employment description at www . atlantabar . org / page / Employment
Send resumes and salary requirements to hiring @ atlantabar . org .
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