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Congratulations to Legal Pioneer Award Recipient, Daniel M. Coursey

Judge Daniel M. Coursey, Jr. is the recipient of this year’s Legal Pioneer Award, presented at the annual Bench and Bar reception. 


Born and raised in DeKalb county, Coursey is a graduate of Avondale High School, attended the University of North Carolina, and graduated from Emory University. He earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he graduated first in his class and served as class governor. 

After university, Coursey served as a captain, trial counsel, and military judge in the Staff Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Air Force. He then moved into private practice, where he specialized as a civil trial attorney with the firms of Powell Goldstein and McLaughlin & Coursey. In 1982, he was elected superior court judge in the Stone Mountain judicial circuit from a field of five candidates. Re-elected eight times, Coursey is the longest-serving superior court judge in the history of the Stone Mountain judicial circuit.

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Judge Harvey Honored by Peers


Senior Magistrate Judge Alan C. Harvey was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Georgia Council of Magistrate Court Judges.

The award criteria states: “This award marks a distinguished career of consistent excellence and commitment to the magistrate court. This award honors a judge who has made significant contributions to the magistrate court. These contributions can be in the areas of leadership, committee involvement and achievement, or mentorship. Their actions will have a lasting impact on the magistrate court and they have served as a role model and inspiration to others.”

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CLE: Landlord-Tenant Bootcamp

DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation Presents Landlord-Tenant Bootcamp: Learn To Be An Effective Tenant Advocate Dec. 5, 2014 Manual Maloof Auditorium Decatur, Georgia 4.5 CLE hours including 1.0 trial hours applied for. Cost: Volunteers without CLE hours: $10 Volunteers with CLE…

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