Paula Frederick is General Counsel for the State Bar of Georgia, a unified bar organization with 48,000 members. The Office of General Counsel is responsible for interpreting the ethics rules for lawyers, prosecuting lawyer discipline cases, and providing legal advice to the officers and directors of the State Bar.
Paula is a 1982 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law and a 1979 graduate of Duke University. Before 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.
Paula is a Past President of both the Atlanta Bar Association and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. She is an active member of the American Bar Association, where she serves as Chair of the Standing Committee on Professional Discipline, Georgia delegate to the Nominating Committee, and a member of the House of Delegates. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta and serves on the Board of Georgia Appleseed.