I commend journalist Greg Land on his excellent Feb. 27 article ("State Bar tries to take on suicides") about the State Bar of Georgia's efforts this year to address a growing concern of suicides by lawyers.
I write simply to inform your readers that I have also appointed state Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta, to the Bar's Suicide Prevention Committee. Rep. Holcomb represents District 81 in the Georgia House of Representatives. Scott is the minority caucus chief deputy whip and practices in The Holcomb Law Firm LLC.
Scott is an experienced attorney who has practiced since 1998. He began his career as a lawyer with the U.S. Army JAG Corps, where he served as a prosecutor and international law attorney. Through his personal experience in the U.S. Army, Scott has become increasingly aware of and concerned about suicides in the military, especially among veterans returning home from combat.
Scott brings with him to the State Bar Committee a wealth of knowledge regarding suicide awareness and prevention and will be an incredible asset to the Committee.
Thank you again for your coverage of this extremely important issue for our legal profession. If the State Bar of Georgia can use its resources to help save a life, then we intend to do it. Please remember that the Bar has a 24-hour confidential assistance hotline: 1-800-327-9631.
Robin Frazer Clark, President, State Bar of Georgia