L-R John McKinley, Judge JP Boulee and Judge Stephen Dillard

GDLA President Sally Akins and Judge Alvin T. Wong

L-R Judge Tilman Self, Judge Leigh May and Judge Stephen Dillard

Judge Mike Jacobs

L-R Lynn Roberson and Judge Carla Wong McMillian

L-R Jennifer Davis, GDLA executive director; Judge John Ellington and GDLA President Sally Akins

Randi Adkins-Warren

Justice Michael Boggs

L-R Judge Ann Harris and Judge Susan Edlein

L-R Will Ellis Jr. and Walter Yarbrough

L-R Scott Masterson, Judge Stacey Hydrick and Sherrie Brady

L-R Claire Summer, Elizabeth Googe and Abby Grozine

L-R Salty Forbes and Kirby Mason

L-R Sandra Cianflone and Payton Bramlett

GDLA's former leaders were honored Feb. 2 during the third annual past presidents luncheon at the Capital City Club downtown. Pictured (front row, L-R) Bruce Welch, President Sally Akins, Salty Forbes, Bob Travis, Kirby Mason and Jimmy Singer, (back row, L-R) Lynn Roberson, Staten Bitting, Ted Freeman, Warner Fox, Matt Moffett, Walter McClelland, Bo Chambers and Peter Muller

The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA), the state’s civil defense bar, held its 15th annual judicial reception Feb. 1 at the State Bar of Georgia headquarters. More than 200 judges and lawyers registered for the event, which was also attended by the executive director of the national defense bar, DRI. The next day, GDLA honored its former leaders during the third annual past presidents luncheon at the Capital City Club downtown.

Photos by John Disney.