23rd Annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service Ceremony
Founding Partner Simon H. Bloom received the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service by the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism at a ceremony March 2nd, 2023.
These awards are named in honor of The Honorable Robert Benham who, during his term as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia from 1995 to 2001, focused the attention of lawyers and judges on the community and public service aspects of professionalism. Justice Benham explains:
The public impression of the legal profession is not shaped just in the courtroom. It is shaped in all kinds of activities. When lawyers are involved in community activities, people will see them as
neighbors, swimming team coaches, baseball coaches, house builders, and a whole host of other community servants. And if lawyers are also community servants, people will see the legal profession as a community-spirited profession. Such an impression can’t help but benefit the profession and increase the understanding of the role of the law and lawyer.
You can hear more about Simon’s community outreach and public service activities at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj-UvlIrV7I&list=PLWniEcFMIuh6e01t18Ll-Lb0aylY1OShX&index=4