ATLANTA, GA - The Supreme Court of Georgia on November 1, 2011, named W. Scott Henwood of Hall Booth Smith to the Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants. Mr. Henwood will serve a five year term. The Board is composed of seven attorney members and three non-attorney members and is responsible for evaluating the character and fitness of applicants to practice law in the State of Georgia. This appointment represents a tremendous honor and recognizes Mr. Henwood’s outstanding work as a member of the Georgia legal community.
Mr. Henwood served in various positions with the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Court of Appeals of Georgia, including twenty-one years in the prestigious position of Reporter of Decisions. He is a longstanding member of the State Bar of Georgia and has served as the Bar’s Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary. He is also past President of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. Mr. Henwood has extensive knowledge of Georgia appellate practice, procedure, and rules and has taken numerous cases to all levels of appeal in both the state and federal courts. Mr. Henwood is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars and is a visiting professor of law at the Ilia Chavchavadze State University School of Law in the country of Georgia where he currently teaches a law school course twice a year on the subject of American Legal History. He is also a distinguished co-author of Georgia’s Appellate Judiciary: Profiles and History.
We congratulate Scott on this prestigious appointment and thank him for his years of public service on behalf of the State of Georgia and the legal profession.