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28 February 2017 at 09:14 BST

Retired judged to be honoured for 45 years as civil rights champion

Retired Chief Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Herbert Phipps is to be honoured at a special event on March 16 by the Albany office of the Georgia Legal Services Program.

Irina Tischenko

The recognition of retired Judge Phillps will take place during the group’s Special Friends for Justice event at the Merry Acres Events Centre. Georgia Legal Services programme Executive Director Phyllis Holmen said that they were delighted to be recognising retired Chief Judge Phipps for his past 17 years as a member of the Georgia Court of Appeals and his 45 years as a champion for civil rights.

Legal services for low-income individuals 

Georgia Legal Services’ mission is to provide civil legal services for persons with low incomes, creating equal access to justice and opportunities to remove themselves from poverty. The Albany office serves a population of 80,000 people who live in poverty in 31 surrounding Southwest Georgia counties. Georgia Legal Services does not handle criminal cases, and its services — including advice and counsel, legal representation, special projects, educational programs and emergency legal services to families displaced by natural disasters — are provided at no cost.


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