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DECEMBER EDITION • 2017


President’s Letter: Mentoring Starts with 1Ls – if the 1Ls Are Smart

 

By Darren Summerville
President, DeKalb Bar Association
summervillefirm.com

Last month I attended a late afternoon gathering at Emory Law School – the inaugural Bar Association Networking Fair. As might be deduced by the keen reader, the fair was designed to expose students to the wide spectrum of bar associations out there, and to emphasize early participation in networking opportunities.

Some two dozen organizations sent representatives; those lawyers spent a good couple of hours introducing themselves and their organizations to a crowd of Emory law students. The majority of the attendees were 1Ls – first year students who had started classes that very week. Read more


DBA Family Law Section Welcomes Speaker Mesha Ellis, PhD

 

Mesha Ellis, PhD, spoke at the Nov. 2 breakfast meeting of the DeKalb Bar Association Family Law Section, discussing child sex abuse allegations in the context of custody disputes. Dr. Ellis is a licensed clinical psychologist in Georgia, Tennessee, and California, and an AASECT certified sex therapist. With more than 15 years of postdoctoral experience, she has also co-authored several peer-reviewed publications. Her education is extensive and includes an M.A. in clinical psychology (marriage and family therapy emphasis) from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The University of Alabama, an APA-accredited internship at the University of Chicago Hospitals, a forensic postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington (Child Study and Treatment Center) and sex therapy training at the Buehler Institute. Dr. Ellis’s presentation provided a daunting amount of in-depth information about custody evaluations involving sex abuse allegations. Read more


The Next FLS Breakfast is Jan. 4. Save the Date!

 

We invite you to our next breakfast on Jan. 4 at 7:30 am at the Old Courthouse on the Square. Register on the DeKalb Bar Association website here.

If you missed the FLS Breakfast on Dec.7, be sure to join us for the next one on Jan. 4. Read more


Thank You To Our Holiday Party Sponsors

 

Please join us in a heartfelt thank you to these generous DBA sponsors whose support made our holiday party possible. Read more


DeKalb Juvenile Justice Meet and Greet Event

 

The DeKalb County Juvenile Justice Council will be holding a meet and greet event at the DeKalb County Juvenile Court on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 3-5 pm. The DeKalb County Juvenile Justice Council, Inc. (DCJJC), is a new, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to support the youth and family focused programs of the DeKalb County Juvenile Court and the community served by the court. Read more


New President of CAI-Georgia

 

Moore & Reese, LLC is proud to announce that partner Mindy Waitsman was elected president of the CAI-Georgia (Community Associations Institute – Georgia Chapter) board of directors for 2018. For many years, Ms. Waitsman has volunteered with CAI-Georgia, including serving as chair of the program committee and a member of the golf committee to provide quality events and seminars for community associations throughout the state.