Attorney Michael Rust has been awarded the GTLA Civility & Professionalism Award

The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and Georgia Trial Lawyers Association are pleased to announce the creation of an award that will recognize and honor a member of each organization for their civility and professionalism in the practice of law.

Both GDLA and GTLA believe their members have an obligation to be professional with clients, other parties and counsel, the courts and the public. This obligation includes civility, professional integrity, personal dignity, candor, diligence, respect, courtesy, and cooperation, all of which are essential to the fair administration of justice.

It is also expected that included among the criteria each association will consider in selecting its award recipients will be the recipient’s contributions to the enhancement of professionalism in the legal community and promotion of the highest levels of competence, integrity, and ethical conduct. Those attorneys who receive this award are expected to be individuals whose conduct demonstrably exceeds the minimum requirements of the Rules of Professional Conduct, individuals who set the standard of conduct each of us aspires to achieve.