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DeKalb Bar Celebrates Law Day 2016 at May Luncheon


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Law Day 2016

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.

Law Day underscores how law and the legal process contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share.

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Join Us Oct. 15 to Hear Roy Barnes, Our Luncheon Speaker

Please note on your calendar and RSVP now for the next Bar luncheon on Oct. 15 when we welcome former governor Roy Barnes as our guest speaker.

Described as a “lawyer’s lawyer” and recognized by the American College of Trial Lawyers as one of the top trial attorneys in the nation, Roy E. Barnes knew from a young age what profession he wanted to pursue. His love of law and his commitment to serving others have never wavered.

A lifelong resident of Cobb County, Georgia, Roy Barnes received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and graduated with honors from the Lumpkin School of Law at UGA in 1972. Upon graduation, he went to work as a prosecutor in the Cobb County District Attorney’s office, where he stayed until opening his first law firm in 1975.

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