The Gwinnett County Bar Association recently honored Duluth Chief Municipal Court Judge Charles L. Barrett III with the prestigious Liberty Bell Award.
The award was presented April 27 as part of the annual Law Day May 1 observance. Judge Barrett received the award during the Gwinnett County Bar Association’s Law Day Banquet at the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth.
The Liberty Bell Award honors outstanding public service and community involvement.
“Judge Barrett has always conducted his courtroom with fairness, respect, and dignity, and has been a great mentor for me in both the courtroom and the community,” said fellow Duluth Judge Kathy Schrader.
Judge Barrett has worked has served on the bench in Duluth Municipal Court since 2001. He is a past Duluth mayor pro tem and Duluth City Council member.
Also honored at the Law Day Banquet were retiring Chief Judges Dawson Jackson, Robert Mock and Walter J. Clarke, who received Lifetime Achievement awards. Magistrate Court Judge Mark Lewis received the Award of Merit. Gwinnett Bar President Matt Reeves received the Pro Bono award from Gwinnett Legal Aid.
Attorneys Josh Huckaby and Chuck Efstration chaired the Gwinnett Bar's Law Day. Gwinnett Court of Appeals Judge Mike Boggs was the keynote speaker at the banquet.
Judge Barrett also was recognized at the Monday, May 14, meeting of the Duluth City Council at . Reeves re-presented Judge Barrett with the Liberty Bell Award.