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RSVP by March 7 for the Bench and Bar Cocktail Reception 2018

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

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 15, 5:30-7:30 pm

Druid Hills Golf Club
740 Clifton Rd. NE  |  MAP
Atlanta GA 30307

R.S.V.P. by 3/7/2017
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.

 

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Thank You To Our Holiday Party Sponsors

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

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

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The Next FLS Breakfast is Feb. 1. Save the Date!

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

We invite you to our next breakfast on Feb. 1 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 Jan. 4, be sure to join us for the next one on Feb. 1. (more…)

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Holiday Party Recap

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Highlights from the annual holiday party.

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

Monday, December 11th, 2017

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. (more…)

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DBA Family Law Section Welcomes Speaker Mesha Ellis, PhD

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

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. (more…)

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