21st Annual Benham Awards Ceremony Has Been Rescheduled
The 21st Annual Justice Robert Benahm Awards for Community Service Awards Ceremony, which was originally scheduled for March 14, 2020, has been rescheduled for June 26, 2021. The health and safety of all involved remains the Commission’s primary concern and the Commission will provide additional details about the event soon.
The Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism is pleased to announce the recipients of the 21st Annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service. The Awards will be presented at a special ceremony on Saturday, June 26 , 2021. The Award recipients are as follows:
District Award Recipients
Mr. Donarell Rhea Green IV, Athens
Honorable Robert Dale Leonard II, Marietta
Ms. Rita C. Spalding, Brunswick
Ms. Jennifer Leigh Weizenecker, Atlanta
Ms. Connie L. Williford, Macon
Ms. Sally Quillian Yates, Atlanta
Lifetime Award Recipients
Mr. Thomas William Malone, Atlanta (posthumously)
Ms. Jacqueline L. Payne, Marietta
To read an article about the Award recipients that appeared in the June 2020 Georgia Bar Journal, click here.
Information about the 2019 20th Annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service is available here.
A list of the previous recipients of the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service is available here.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with the Awards Ceremony Dinner, please click here. Thank you to our Volunteer Committee Co-chairs, Ms. Jena Emory and Ms. Paula Myrick. Thank you to our Visual Arts Committee Chair, Vanessa Hickey Gales.
Hotel accommodations are available at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center at the SBGA rate of $157. Please enter N1002795 in the corporate/ promo code box when you book. The Commission does not have a room block; therefore, room inventory is not guaranteed and is subject to availability at time of inquiry.