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Holiday Party Recap

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…

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DBA Family Law Section Welcomes Speaker Mesha Ellis, PhD

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.

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DeKalb Juvenile Justice Meet and Greet Event

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.

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New President of CAI-Georgia

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…

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