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RSVP by Dec. 7 for the Dec. 11 Holiday Party

You Are Cordially Invited to the DeKalb Bar Association Holiday Party, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Solarium at Historic Scottish Rite, 321 W. Hill St., Decatur 30030. RSVP By Dec. 7, 2018. Admission, per person, in advance: $35 members, $50 non-members | $50 at the door.
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October DBA Highlights

The Trial Law Section's annual "View From The Bench" event welcomed the Honorable Stacey K. Hedrick.   The DeKalb Bar welcomed Justice Hunstein as the featured guest speaker for the October luncheon.   At the September luncheon we welcomed Sarah…

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From the President: A Lawyer’s Responsibility

Being a member of the state bar or local bar places a certain responsibility on our members. It seems each day the news is filled with examples of professionals who practice law behaving badly. It is our responsibility to remind our fellow Georgians why the American tradition of due process is important.
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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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