Suicide Awareness Program

Home Suicide Awareness Program 04-30-21

If you are thinking of hurting yourself, or if you are concerned that someone you know may be suicidal, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by phone 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or via chat at

Members of the State Bar of Georgia may also contact the Bar’s Lawyer Assistance Program confidential hotline at 800-327-9631. #UseYour6

The Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism will hold a Suicide Awareness Program on April 30, 2021, from 2 pm – 5 pm virtually via Zoom.


The members of the planning team for the program are Judge Clyde L. Reese III, Court of Appeals of Georgia (State Bar of Georgia SOLACE Committee Co-Chair); Judge Render Heard, Tifton County Juvenile Court (State Bar of Georgia SOLACE Committee Co-Chair), Judge Shondeana Crews Morris (State Bar of Georgia Suicide Prevention Committee Chair) and Mr. Joe Chancey (Managing Partner, Drew Eckl Farnham).  Staff support is being provided by Ms. Karlise Y. Grier, Ms. Bonne Cella, and Ms. Layne Bridges.


Registration for the program will open in March 2021.

• The cost to attend the program is $0 (FREE); however, any Member of the State Bar of Georgia who wants CLE credit will be responsible for paying the cost of the CLE credit directly to the State Bar of Georgia’s CLE Department;

• The program is open to ALL members of the legal community including non-lawyer judges, paralegals; legal assistants, court reporters, bailiffs, law students, and all other members of the legal community.