Carr: National Association of Attorneys General Presents Georgia with Best Brief Award

June 29, 2018

ATLANTA, GA – During its Summer Meeting in Portland, Oregon, The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) awarded the Office of the Attorney General with the “NAAG Best Brief Award.”

“We are very proud of the team that worked on the merits brief in Wilson v. Sellers,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “Our office takes very seriously our role in upholding the rule of law and protecting the interests of Georgians. In everything we do, we strive for excellence, and this award further underscores the integrity and skill that’s embedded in our process.”

The “NAAG Best Brief Award” is given annually and presented for excellence in brief writing for the Supreme Court of the United States. They recognize that appellate brief writing and oral argument are specialized skills. The awards honor the appellate practitioners in the offices who have shown that their work truly is superb. Winners were selected by a panel of independent U.S. Supreme Court experts, each of whom is a leading member of the Supreme Court bar.

Georgia’s brief was written by Solicitor General Sarah Hawkins Warren and Deputy Solicitor General Andrew Pinson with strong support from Deputy Attorney General for the Capitol Litigation Division Beth Burton and Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Capitol Litigation Division Sabrina Graham.

The National Association of Attorneys General

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) was founded in 1907 to help attorneys general fulfill the responsibilities of their office and to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal services to the states and territorial jurisdictions. The Association’s members are the attorneys general of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and the chief legal officers of the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico (Secretary of Justice) and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. The Association provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and insights on subjects of importance to the attorneys general of the states, territories, and district. It fosters local, state, and federal engagement, cooperation, and communication on legal and law enforcement issues. It provides training, research, and analysis to members and their staffs on a wide range of subjects relevant to the practice areas of the attorneys general offices.