State Bar awards Judge Sa­muel Ozburn with ser­vice award

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Newton County Su­pe­rior Court Judge Sa­muel Ozburn has been named the re­cip­i­ent of the pres­ti­gious Jus­tice Robert Ben­ham Award for Com­mu­nity Ser­vice by the Ge­or­gia Bar As­so­ci­a­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to Buck Levins, Newton County as­sis­tant district at­tor­ney and present of the Newton County Bar As­so­ci­a­tion, the Ben­ham Award hon­ors judges and lawyers who excel in com­mu­nity ser­vice and vol­un­teerism.

As part of the cri­te­ria for nom­i­na­tion of the 12th an­nual award, Ozburn had to be a mem­ber in good stand­ing with the bar (he has been a mem­ber since 1976); pro­vide a list of com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions where is and has been an ac­tive par­tic­i­pant (Ki­wa­nis, 30 years; Sal­va­tion Army in Newton County, found­ing mem­ber and in­volved for 29 years; he is also a ju­di­cial spon­sor of the Mock Trial pro­gram ac­tive in all three high schools and an ac­tive mem­ber of his church). Ozburn was nom­i­nated by Levins, as well as lo­cal at­tor­ney John Strauss, the Ki­wa­nis Club, his pas­tor and the Sal­va­tion Army.

He will re­ceive the award on Feb. 12 at the state bar head­quar­ters.


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