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President’s Letter: Who Hosea Williams Is to Me

Monday, June 12th, 2017

by Arman Deganian
President, DeKalb Bar Association
litnerlaw.com

As I’m sure many of us do, I often find myself driving along Hosea L. Williams Drive paying no mind to the man for whom it is named, but I can’t help but wonder what distinction earns someone a green placard bearing his name on every block of a well-known stretch of road?

Perhaps it starts with humble beginnings, or rather the drive to seek growth despite arid ground. Hosea Lorenzo Williams was born the son of two blind teens on January 5, 1926 in Decatur County. He never met his father, and his mother died when he was only ten years old. An unremarkable childhood (apart from a near lynching in response to an alleged relationship with a white girl) turned a corner when he joined the army to serve in WWII in an all-black unit under General Patton. The war earned him a Purple Heart and a lifelong limp.

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RSVP by June 20 for Luncheon on Thursday, June 22

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Be sure to RSVP by Tuesday, June 20, for our monthly luncheon on Thursday, Jun 22 at 11:30 am, at the historic Old Courthouse on the square, 101 E. Court Square in downtown Decatur. To RSVP now click here.

We welcome Mike Prieto, president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers, as our guest speaker.

What’s on the menu?

You won’t want to miss this program . . . or the delicious food provided by Oakhurst Market.

Barbecue chicken
Pimiento cheese grits
Corn on the cobb
Sauteed green beans
Salad bar
Banana pudding
Members $15 / Non-members $25

Kindly RSVP before noon on Tuesday, June 20 to receive member pricing. All RSVPs after noon on June 20 will be $25. Members, you will need to log in with your username and password to receive member pricing. RSVP here

 

 

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DeKalb Bar Celebrates Law Day 2017

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Law Day 2017: The 14th Amendment

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.

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The Next FLS Breakfast Is Sept. 7. Save the Date!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

If you missed the FLS Breakfast on June 1, be sure to join us for the next one on Sept. 7.

The Family Law Section Breakfast is held on the first Thursday of each month, September through June, 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 next breakfast is TBA. DeKalb Bar members can register on the website closer to the Sept. 7 event date 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.

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PayPal Fraud – Are Your Funds Safe?

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

By Pat Salem, CPA, CFE
IAG Forensics & Valuation
pat@iagforensics.com

Technology is constantly evolving as industry experts find new and improved ways to do things. They have brought us banking by phone, transfers via texting and mobile payments with Square. Even before these technologies became globally available, we were making on-line payments using service providers such as PayPal, SecurePay and Authorize.net.

As technology evolves the question businesses need to ask is, are the internal controls evolving as well?

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Elder Abuse in Georgia – How to Detect and Combat the Silver Tsunami

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

By Dan Branch, CPA/ABV, ASA – Partner
IAG Forensics & Valuation
dan@iagforensics.com

According to Georgia law, elder abuse is any intentional or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. It includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, self-neglect or abandonment. It might be physical violence, isolation, or identity theft or the theft or embezzlement of a senior’s property.

Unfortunately, the number of elder abuse cases in Georgia is growing. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation recently labeled the increase, especially across North Georgia, as the “Silver Tsunami.” Based on information from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), an organization whose mission is to improve the health and economic security of older adults (typically considered 60+), the abuse can take many forms – phone scams, Medicaid/Medicare fraud, home improvement scams, counterfeit prescription drugs, homeowner/reverse mortgage scams, lottery scams and, probably the most heart wrenching, the grandparent scam where a scammer calls an elderly person, pretends to be a grandchild, and proceeds to ask for money to be sent via Western Union or MoneyGram (which don’t always require ID to collect the money).

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