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JUNE EDITION • 2016


A Final Note of Appreciation

 

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President, DeKalb Bar Association
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As my year as president comes to a close, I have several thoughts that I wanted to share with all of you. At times, it has been difficult to come up with ideas for topics for this newsletter. This time, I have had no trouble at all as I think about how grateful I am for the opportunity I was given to lead this past year.

First, let me say that I have thoroughly enjoyed serving as president of the DeKalb Bar Association this past year. I always look forward to our meetings and social events where I get to see so many friends and colleagues. It has truly been an honor to serve the organization in a leadership capacity. Having said that, I am also excited to see someone else take the reigns and bring a renewed enthusiasm to the Bar. Read more


RSVP Now for the June 16 Luncheon

 

Be sure to RSVP by Monday, June 13, for our monthly luncheon on Thursday, June 16, at the historic Old Courthouse on the square, 101 E. Court Square in downtown Decatur. To RSVP now click here.

You won’t want to miss the program (TBD) and the delicious menu.


DeKalb Bar Celebrates Law Day 2016 at May Luncheon

 

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Essay and poster contest participants: Sydni Williams, Jada Bartolozzi, Hattie Carter, Briana Ross, Adam Hydrick, Emily Jenkins, altar Dalimba, Maekaylia Jackson, Wyatt DeWoskin

Miranda: More Than Words

Law Day 2016

In 1961 Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as Law Day. This was subsequently codified in the United Stated Code. Law Day is celebrated across the country during the month of May and is a day on which we take time to examine and celebrate our commitment to the rule of law. It is the opportunity for legal professionals to take an active role in advancing public understanding about law.

Law Day underscores how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share.

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Mary Margaret Oliver Gives DeKalb Bar Family Section Legislative Update

 

The Family Law Section welcomed Mary Margaret Oliver as the guest speaker for the May breakfast

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Long-time Georgia legislator (and Decatur family lawyer) Mary Margaret Oliver shared her insights regarding this year’s Georgia Legislative session with those attending the May 5, 2016, breakfast meeting of the DeKalb Bar Association’s Family Law Section. She described some of Governor Nathan Deal’s recent actions, and shared her thoughts regarding the factors that had prompted them. She noted that, at present, Republican members constitute almost a two thirds majority in the General Assembly. This limits the extent to which Democrats, such as Ms. Oliver, can achieve a legislative agenda.

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FLS members gather for breakfast

 

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Writers, Columnists and Bloggers: Deadline Is August 15

 

by Cindy Harris
Executive Director, DeKalb Bar Association

Got something to say about the law? Interesting new cases? Insights to share about your area of legal specialization? Awards and accolades? Tips and information that will benefit your customers within the legal profession? Want to write for this newsblog but need a little help with topics? Give us a shout!

The deadline for the next newsblog is August 15. We encourage you to grab this opportunity to publish your stories, news and announcements that you would like to share with your fellow Bar members.

In addition to supporting the DeKalb Bar membership, this is your golden opportunity to reap the benefits of search engine optimization because we provide an “inbound” link to your website associated with your keyword-laden article about your area of expertise. The same thing can apply to those of you who participate as commenters to the articles we publish.

Watch for the DeKalb Bar News when it returns in September with new officers, news and updates for 2016-2017.