LETTER: Congratulations to Judge Horace Johson for prestigious honor

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I offer congratulations to Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr. of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit on receiving the 2011 Clarence Cooper Legacy Award, presented Dec. 7 by the Gate City Bar Association Judicial Section.

Judge Johnson is well deserving of this prestigious honor, which recognizes his service to the people of Newton and Walton counties, as well as his many contributions to promoting the cause of justice in our state.

His ongoing service is an inspiration to all Georgia lawyers and judges as we seek to fulfill both our duty to help others and our high calling as stewards of the justice system.

-- Kenneth L. Shigley