Atlanta lawyer sworn in as president of State Bar
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ATLANTA (AP) — The State Bar of Georgia has a new president.

Patrise Perkins-Hooker of Atlanta was sworn in Saturday as the 52nd president of the 46,000-member organization. She is the first African-American and the third woman to head the State Bar.

Perkins-Hooker is vice president and general counsel for the Atlanta BeltLine Inc. Before joining the BeltLine, she was a partner with the law firm of Hollowell, Foster & Gepp where she led the commercial real estate group.

She has served on the State Bar's Board of Governors and Executive Committee as secretary, treasurer and president-elect.

She holds an undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and graduate degrees from the Emory University Law and Business Schools. She was admitted to the Bar in 1984.



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