Fayette attorneys named to state bar committees

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A number of Fayette County attorneys have been appointed to serve as members of various standing, special, program and board committees of the 47,000-member State Bar of Georgia for 2015-16.

S. Charles Murray of Peachtree City was named as chairperson of the District 6 Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law, which conducts a local review of allegations of the practice of law being conducted by non-Bar members and other unauthorized entities in an effort to prevent such practices. Chlora A. Lindley-Myers of Peachtree City was appointed as a member of that committee.

Angela M. Hinton of Fayetteville was selected as vice chairperson of the Access to Justice Committee, which works to promote the growth of pro bono legal services to those who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.

Philip S. Coe of the Coe Law Offices in Fayetteville was named as vice chairperson of the Statewide Judicial Evaluation Committee, which advises the State Bar president and assists the Judicial Nominating Commission with regard to the qualifications of judicial candidates. W. Thomas Lacy Jr. of the Lacy Law Firm P.C. in Peachtree City was also appointed to that committee, as well as the Business Court Committee, which monitors the performance of Georgia’s Business Court pilot project.

Roy B. Huff Jr. of Peachtree City will serve as a member of the Client Security Fund Board of Trustees, which decides claims for compensation and recommends action as needed with respect to the rules, procedures, policies and operations of the fund.

Michelle R. Jones of Fayetteville was selected for the Committee to Promote Inclusion into the Profession, which works to promote increased participation, retention and representation of historically underrepresented groups in the legal profession.

Lorraine Sanchez Hayes of Sanchez Hayes & Associates LLC in Tyrone will serve on the Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel – All Concern Encouraged (SOLACE) Committee, which works to provide assistance to judges, lawyers, court personnel and law office staff who have a medical crisis in their families.