FEBRUARY EDITION • 2017
by Arman Deganian
President, DeKalb Bar Association
As we all reflect on Black History Month this February, it is hard not to consider the contributions of African Americans from Georgia, and more specifically, the metro Atlanta region. We all know about the more prominent leaders of the civil rights movement, but many, including myself, know very little about African American attorneys who paved the way for others to thrive in the practice of law in Georgia. One such person that I recently discovered is a gentleman by the name of Austin Thomas (A.T.) Thomas. Read more
Many times, mom and dad, in an attempt to transfer as much wealth as possible by saving trustee and executor fees, name one of their children as the executor(rix) of their wills. This sounds like an ideal situation since the siblings love one another and will do the right thing by each other. In some situations; however, this decision can lead to disaster and tear an otherwise close-knit family apart. Read more
The officers and directors of the DeKalb Bar Association and the DeKalb Lawyers Association cordially invite you to attend the annual Bench and Bar Cocktail Reception in honor of the members of the DeKalb County Judiciary.
Thursday, March 16, 5:30-7:30 pm
Druid Hills Golf Club
740 Clifton Rd. NE | MAP
Atlanta GA 30307
R.S.V.P. by 3/10/2017
Tickets: $75 per person
Complimentary admission for full-time DeKalb County judges and senior judges.
RSVP securely online here.
Payment by check is also available, payable to:
DeKalb Bar Association, P.O. Box 3136, Decatur, GA 30031.
Extend a warm welcome to these newest 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
The Law Offices of Fakiha Khan, PC
Tarek S. Abdel-Aleem
Joseph, Aleem & Slowik, LLC
The Law Offices of Shimshon Wexler, PC
Shaun Edmunds Bussert
Walter Henry Hotz
Richard Jacob Panachida
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.
Scene at the January 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.
Our speaker for the January luncheon was Minority Caucus Chair Stacey Evans, Georgia House of Representatives.
Join us in March at the Bench and Bar Cocktail Reception. More information here.