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Clayton County Bar Association members celebrate Law Day

Photo by Kathy Jefcoats
Clayton County Solicitor General Tasha Mosley wipes away tears when she realizes she’s about to be recognized for her community service work. At right, public defender Ashley Palmer giggles at Mosley’s rare show of vulnerability.

Photo by Kathy Jefcoats Clayton County Solicitor General Tasha Mosley wipes away tears when she realizes she’s about to be recognized for her community service work. At right, public defender Ashley Palmer giggles at Mosley’s rare show of vulnerability.

By Kathy Jefcoats

kjefcoats@news-daily.com

JONESBORO — Members of the legal community gathered in the Clayton County Juvenile Justice Center recently for the annual celebration of Law Day.

Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein was keynote speaker and bar President Steve Teske handed out awards. Clayton County Superior Court Chief Judge Deborah Benefield introduced Hunstein.

Pam Brown got the Liberty Bell Award after an introduction by former Clayton County District Attorney Bob Keller. Brown has spent her career in the child support recovery division.

Carbo presented Solicitor General Tasha Mosley the association's Community Service Award for her work with the mock trial team and for spearheading various charity drives throughout the year. The announcement surprised Mosley and brought the normally tough as nails prosecutor to tears.

"You guys really got me," she said. "We'll continue to do the hard work. I'll continue to work till there's no more breath in my body."

The Excellence in Bar Award was given to Forest Park attorney H. Emily George, who couldn't attend because of the death of her father-in-law. Her law partner, Alex Brian Wallach, accepted for her.

Teske gave Mark Skibble the association's first President's Award to acknowledge his past year's assistance.