Saturday, April 16, 2011

ATLANTApix: State Bar of Georgia

State Bar of Georgia
With 33,882 active members in good standing, the State Bar of Georgia is a very busy place...and a critical necessity to our statewide legal system. All persons authorized to practice law in Georgia are required to be members of the State Bar of Georgia.

In the lobby of the State Bar of Georgia building, located at Marietta and Cone Streets in downtown Atlanta, is an exhibit of Woodrow Wilson's 19th Century law office (located in downtown in 1882), which includes several original artifacts. In the Conference Center on the third floor is a Law Museum that features portrayals of famous Georgia trials, numerous artifacts, and videos.

In addition to providing services, resources, and continuing education to Georgia lawyers, the State Bar of Georgia is very active in educating young people, some of who are undoubtedly future guardians of Georgia law. Many of the visiting youngsters get to participate in mock trials in a mock courtroom in the third floor Conference Center.

The State Bar of Georgia building was once home of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, now located at Peachtree and 10th Streets in Midtown. When standing in front of the building, if you look closely at the top of the front-facing wall, you can see the engraved name of the former tenant.

ATLANTApix of the tourATLANTA blog features a "photo-of-the-day" of Atlanta. Come back tomorrow for a new one!

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