Robert M. Brinson, past president of the State Bar of Georgia and partner in the law firm of Brinson, Askew, Berry, seigler, Richardson & Davis in Rome, received the fourth annual James M. Collier Award. The award was presented at the Board of Governors meeting during the State Bar of Georgia's Annual Meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla,, by Rudolphp Patterson, prsident of the Georgia Bar Foundation.
"Bob Brinson exemplifies service to the Georgia Bar foundation and to IOLTA and the many recipients who depend on the Georgia Bar Foundation for funding," said Patterson.
"In the beginning of IOLTA when we were fighting to get the conept accepted by the Georgia lawyers and bankers, Bob led the way with his 'Totally Painless Way to Give' marketing campaign. Eventually that effort helped establish IOLTA as one of the most valuable ways a lawyer can contribute to his or her community. It got us over the hump and into the minds of lawyers and bankers who wanted to help serve hundreds of law-related problems in Georgia."
See Georgia Bar Journal for remaining portion o fthe article, August 2007 edition, published by the State Bar of Georgia.