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Holiday Party Recap

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Enjoy these highlights from the annual holiday party. Our members and their plus-ones gathered in December at the Solarium at historic Scottish Rite. Thanks to our generous sponsors, delicious food and the fellowship of DBA members and friends, a wonderful time was enjoyed by all. Our charity again this year was the Samuel L. Jones Boys and Girls Club collecting Target and Walmart gift cards. The ample contributions from our attendees helped local children have a great holiday. Thanks to all who attended the party and gave so generously.

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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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The Next FLS Breakfast is Jan. 4. Save the Date!

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

We invite you to our next breakfast on Jan. 4 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 Dec.7, be sure to join us for the next one on Jan. 4. (more…)

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DeKalb Juvenile Justice Meet and Greet Event

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

The DeKalb County Juvenile Justice Council will be holding a meet and greet event at the DeKalb County Juvenile Court on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 3-5 pm. The DeKalb County Juvenile Justice Council, Inc. (DCJJC), is a new, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to support the youth and family focused programs of the DeKalb County Juvenile Court and the community served by the court. (more…)

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New President of CAI-Georgia

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Moore & Reese, LLC is proud to announce that partner Mindy Waitsman was elected president of the CAI-Georgia (Community Associations Institute – Georgia Chapter) board of directors for 2018. For many years, Ms. Waitsman has volunteered with CAI-Georgia, including serving as chair of the program committee and a member of the golf committee to provide quality events and seminars for community associations throughout the state.

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