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If You Think We Are Past It, Perhaps You Have Never Experienced It


dan-dewoskin-new-photoby Daniel DeWoskin
President, DeKalb Bar Association

I frequently find myself wanting to reach conclusions about news events involving race, whether it be about Black Lives Matter, Affirmative Action, comments made by politicians, criticism of law enforcement throughout the country, or a host of other situations that come across the news wire. Although it is challenging, I try to refrain from making quick judgments and try to at least consider all points of view. This can be very difficult. Read more

Speaker Preview and Menu for Our Luncheon Meeting April 21


Our speaker for the April 21 luncheon meeting is Attorney Darren Penn, a partner with the firm Harris Penn Lowry. Darren handles a wide variety of tort and business litigation in state and federal courts across the United States. His practice ranges from extensive products liability, trucking and auto collisions, wrongful death, medical malpractice and aviation to business tort, entertainment and intellectual property cases.

Darren is the president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), is past president of the Georgia State Bar’s General Practice & Trial Law Section, past chair of the Civil Justice PAC of Georgia where he still serves on the board, is past legislative co-chair for GTLA, is a long-time member of GTLA’s executive committee, and has served as co-chair of the popular auto torts seminar for more than 10 years. He is a member of State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, AIEG, and Gridiron.

mtbm-global-rehabBe sure to thank our luncheon sponsor, MTMB Global Rehab Consultants.

What’s for Lunch?

Check out what Oakhurst Market has planned for the menu:
Salad Bar
Chicken Fajitas
Vegetable Fajitas
Flour and Corn Tortillas
Pico De Gallo and Sour Cream
Black Beams
Tres Leche Cake

Members must RSVP before noon on Tuesday, April 19 to receive member pricing.
Members $15  |  Non Members $25

To RSVP click here.

RSVP Now for May 5 FLS Breakfast Meeting


The Family Law Section Breakfast is held on the first Thursday of each month, 7:30-9 am at the historic Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur, 101 E. Court Square. Join us for for a delicious buffet breakfast and a changing lineup of guest speakers who provide insights and new information about family law.

Our guest speaker for the the next breakfast is TBA. To RSVP click here.

For more information . . .
If you practice family law in DeKalb County we encourage you to visit the Family Law Section page on the DeKalb Bar website where you will find valuable information regarding each DeKalb County judge’s preferences for a variety of calendar and procedural issues.

Fulton Family Division Judicial Officers Address Dekalb Bar Family Section



Georgia Lordby Georgia Lord
Georgia Lord Law

Two Fulton Superior Family judicial officers, Judges Margaret Dorsey and Gary Alembik, shared their insights with those attending the March 3, breakfast meeting of the DeKalb Bar Association Family Law Section. The judges noted that the Family Division strictly applies its rule that counsel seeking to opt out of a status conference must file a joint compliance certificate at least five business days before the scheduled date of the conference. If they fail to file the certificate in time, counsel will not be released from attending the status conference. Read more

Welcome these new members to the DBA


Extend a warm welcome to these new members of our organization. Be sure to introduce them to your colleagues at DeKalb Bar programs and events in the coming year, and invite them to get involved with our committees and sections.

New Members of the DeKalb Bar Association
Robert Conrad Khayat Jr.
James D. Hollingsworth
Michael Rafi
Matthew Kahn
Sterling Eaves

Remember, all are always welcome to join, and we have made it easy to join (or renew) and pay your dues online at our main DeKalb Bar Association website.

Bench and Bar Dinner 2016 – in Pictures



Enjoy these images from the 2016 Bench and Bar Dinner held in March at the Druid Hills Golf Club. Read more