State Bar tries to take on suicides

Tragic coincidence: Lawyer took his own life in State Bar's garage as officials planned suicide prevention program

, Daily Report


The recent suicide of a federal public defender in the State Bar of Georgia parking deck served as a tragic exclamation point for an effort by bar associations in Georgia and elsewhere to stem an often-unseen tide of suicides - successful and attempted - among attorneys. Chuck Pekor Jr. (above), chairman of the State Bar's Lawyer Assistance Program, said members respond to calls for help at all hours.

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