TIFTON — The Tifton Judicial Circuit Bar (TJCB) Association recently celebrated Law Day with a luncheon and awards presentation. “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” is the 2019 theme of Law Day.
Dr. Patricia Miller, professor of journalism from Valdosta State University, was the guest speaker. TJCB President Cameron Roberts presented the Liberty Bell Award to Leah Robbins. This award is given to a non-lawyer for their outstanding service to the community.
Robbins is an administrative supervisor and office manager for the public defender’s office and a paralegal to John Mobley, the chief public defender. She is the rescue coordinator and volunteer for the Tifton Animal Shelter where she has helped to save countless animals.
Amelia Mercer, a student at Tift Area Academy, won the First Impression essay contest after visiting the court house and writing about her experience. State Court Judge Herbert Benson offers the program each year that is designed to teach students about our justice system.
Clarification: Leah Robbins is a rescue coordinator for the Tifton Animal Shelter.