Like many other activities in 2020, the Houston County Bar Association lunch/holiday party looked a little different from those in years past. It was socially distanced and there was no contact; however, that doesn’t mean those in attendance didn’t have a good time!
Each year, the Houston County Bar Association hosts a holiday luncheon in which they celebrate the Christmas Season and come together to support needy causes in the community.
This year, they partnered with Toys for Tots as well as collected financial donations, personal care supplies and school supplies for the Houston County Board of Education’s Homelessness Program. Additionally, they also participated in a raffle to raise money to support the Houston County Bar Scholarship Fund, which provides 6 $500 scholarships to deserving high school seniors each year.
In addition to collecting supplies for those in the community, the holiday celebration was also the perfect opportunity to honor those within the organization who went above and beyond their calling during the year.
We’re thrilled to announce that our very own Phillip Potter was the recipient of the 2020 President’s Award!
Four other awards for service were also presented to the following folks:
- Professionalism Award Winner: Mr. Robert Jeffrey Lasseter
- Judicial Service Award Winner: Honorable Katherine K. Lumsden
- Commitment to Equality Award: Ms. Tomieka Ra’Shone Daniel
- President’s Award Winner: Mr. Andrew T. Bennett
The President’s Award is given for dedication and service to the bar association in Warner Robins and throughout Houston County, Georgia.
About the Houston County Bar Association
The Houston County Bar Association is a group of like-minded volunteer attorneys and judges from Georgia. They serve the Centerville, Macon, Perry and Warner Robins communities in Georgia.
The mission of the Bar Association is to bring lawyers and judges together in order to:
- Be a positive influence for those who serve as legal professionals in Houston County
- Provide their community with legal services
- Promote justice within the administration
- Make the standards for integrity, honor and courtesy within the legal profession higher
- Bring legal professionals together in a sense of collegiate spirit
Not only was Mr. Potter recognized as the winner of this year’s President’s Award, but he also serves as the Houston Bar Association’s secretary/treasurer.
According to Mr. Potter:
“I was surprised and honored to be given a President’s Award from the Houston County Bar Association this year.”
He went on to say that the Houston County Bar Association is “a great group of generous and compassionate lawyers in Houston County, and I am grateful to be a part of the Bar Association’s efforts to support our community and continue to deepen positive relationships among our lawyers.”
Philip Potter is a partner at the law firm of Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, and he specializes in personal injury.