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Duluth judge honored with Liberty Bell Award

Special Photo Duluth's Chief Judge Charles Barrett, left, receives the "Liberty Bell Award" from Gwinnett Bar Association President Matt Reeves. Barrett was honored for his "outstanding public service and community involvement."

Special Photo Duluth's Chief Judge Charles Barrett, left, receives the "Liberty Bell Award" from Gwinnett Bar Association President Matt Reeves. Barrett was honored for his "outstanding public service and community involvement."

DULUTH -- Duluth Chief Judge Charles Barrett was recently given the Liberty Bell Award from the Gwinnett County Bar Association, honoring his commitment to the community.

Barrett, who has served at the Duluth Municipal Court since 2001, has developed many community programs in addition to his work on the bench. The Liberty Bell Award was established more than 40 years ago to acknowledge "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.

The award was presented to Barrett last month at the Law Day Banquet held at the Hudgens Center for the Arts.