DeKalb County Assistant County Attorney Elizabeth L. Fite, a Hendrix College graduate, was re-elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the 49,000-member State Bar of Georgia during the organization’s annual meeting June 10.

Fite joined the DeKalb County Law Department in January 2017 with more than 11 years of experience in the private law practice. She earned her law degree from Emory University Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2005.

The Board of Governors of the State Bar elects six of its members to serve on the Executive Committee with the organization’s officers. The Executive Committee meets monthly and exercises the power of the Board of Governors when the board is not in session.

The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884.

All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the state bar. Its more than 49,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.