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Farewell to this Election Cycle


by Arman Deganian
President, DeKalb Bar Association

As important as this general election is, I am ready for it to be over. Not because I am not interested. Not because I do not see the implications of the results. I’m just so exhausted of the vitriol, hatred, accusations, and lack of civility that most of us have witnessed in recent months. This election has been especially unique in those respects. No matter what side of the aisle you fall on, I imagine you are as tired of it all as I am. I need a break. I’m ready for Thanksgiving. I’m ready for Christmas. Heck, I’m ready for anything but all of this mess. Read more

RSVP for the Dec. 1 Holiday Party by Nov. 28



You Are Cordially Invited to the DeKalb Bar Association Holiday Party

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 6 to 9 pm
The Solarium At Historic Scottish Rite
321 W. Hill St. Decatur Ga. 30030 MAP
RSVP by Nov. 28, 2016

Admission per person
$30 Members in Advance   |   $50 Non-members   |   $50 at the Door

RSVP by Nov. 28, 2016 here
Pay online, or mail check payment to DeKalb Bar Association, P.O. Box 3136, Decatur Ga 30031 Read more

Employee Credit Card Fraud: Can it Happen to You?


By Karen B. Fortune, CPA/CFF, CGMA, MAcc
IAG Forensics & Valuation

How many different ways are there to commit fraud in a small business? The possibilities, unfortunately, can be endless when owners and management do not have solid internal controls in place or the willingness to acknowledge that “it could happen to me.” In this article, we will look at credit card and debit card schemes, one of various fraud schemes employed, sadly, by those you most trust. Read more

RSVP for the Next FLS Breakfast


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.

DeKalb Superior Judge Seeliger And Vocational Expert Silvio Reyes Address DeKalb Bar Family Section


Georgia Lordby Georgia Lord
Georgia Lord Law

DeKalb Superior Court Judge Clarence Seeliger and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Dr. Silvio S. Reyes presented helpful information regarding the litigation use of vocational experts to those attending the October 6th, 2016, Breakfast Meeting of the DeKalb Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Dr. Reyes previously worked as a vocational expert for the Social Security Administration. Read more

October Luncheon Recap with Speaker, Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick


Darren Summerville, Dar’shun Kendrick, Len Shigley

The DeKalb Bar membership extended a hearty welcome to our distinguished speaker, State Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick, with an introduction by Len Shigley, at our recent October luncheon.

Her topic was “Rising to the Call: The Need for Lawyer-Legislators in the Legislature.” She discussed the pivotal role of lawyers in the General Assembly, the challenges of retaining legal talent and her experiences working as a lawyer-legislator on the Judiciary Non-Civil committee.

Join us January 19 for the next DeKalb Bar membership luncheon. Stay tuned for details!



Save the Date! Next Luncheon Is Jan. 19


Please note Jan. 19 on your calendar for the next DeKalb Bar luncheon. We will remind you again as the date approaches, provide more details about our speaker, and tell you what’s on the menu.

You can always keep up-to-date with DeKalb Bar events with a click-through to our calendar here.