Paula Frederick is General Counsel for the State Bar of Georgia, a unified bar organization with 41,000 members. As General Counsel, Ms. Frederick is responsible for interpreting the ethics rules for lawyers, prosecuting lawyer discipline cases, and providing legal advice to the officers and directors of the Bar. She has served in the Office of the General Counsel for 24 years, most recently as Deputy General Counsel for Discipline. Ms. Frederick is a 1982 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law and a 1979 graduate of Duke University. Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, she spent six years as a staff attorney with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society handling civil legal matters for low-income people. Ms. Frederick is a Past President of the Atlanta Bar Association and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. She is also an active member of the American Bar Association, where she chairs the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. In the past she has served on the ABA Board of Governors and chaired the ABA Diversity Center.
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