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RSVP Now for the Feb. 2 FLS Breakfast

Monday, January 9th, 2017

What better way to celebrate Groundhog Day than at the February 2 Family Law Section Breakfast? You might even see your shadow! You’re sure to start your day with FLS fellowship, an insightful speaker and a delicious breakfast.

The Family Law Section Breakfast is held on the first Thursday of each month, 7:30-9 am at the historic Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur, 101 E. Court Square. Join us for for a delicious buffet breakfast and a changing lineup of guest speakers who provide insights and new information about family law.

Our guest speaker for the the next breakfast is TBA. To RSVP click here.

For more information . . .
If you practice family law in DeKalb County we encourage you to visit the Family Law Section page on the DeKalb Bar website where you will find valuable information regarding each DeKalb County judge’s preferences for a variety of calendar and procedural issues.

DeKalb Bar Family Section Receives Expert Advice on Drug and Alcohol Testing

Monday, January 9th, 2017

The December 2016 breakfast meeting of the DeKalb Bar Association’s Family Law Section featured a wealth of practical advice regarding testing for alcohol and drug use. Guest speaker Michele Gable, C.P.C.T., Director of Operations at Choice Lab Services, provided extensive information regarding how best to structure testing to obtain accurate results and ways to prevent individuals who are being tested from tricking the test. She explained the types of information that can be obtained from several different types of testing programs, as well as potential gaps in data. (more…)

DeKalb Bar Family Section Salutes Veterans, Receives Expert Advice on Interpreting Tax Returns

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

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Georgia Lordby Georgia Lord
Georgia Lord Law

The November 3 breakfast Meeting of the DeKalb Bar Association’s Family Law Section featured both a salute to veterans and valuable advice from tax experts. Section Chair Alice Limehouse recognized the veterans in attendance. She gave a special thank you to section member and U.S. Army Reservist Steve Shewmaker, who is scheduled for deployment next year. (more…)

RSVP for the January FLS Breakfast

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

The Family Law Section Breakfast is held on the first Thursday of each month, 7:30-9 am at the historic Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur, 101 E. Court Square. Join us for for a delicious buffet breakfast and a changing lineup of guest speakers who provide insights and new information about family law.

Our guest speaker for the the next breakfast is TBA. To RSVP click here.

For more information . . .
If you practice family law in DeKalb County we encourage you to visit the Family Law Section page on the DeKalb Bar website where you will find valuable information regarding each DeKalb County judge’s preferences for a variety of calendar and procedural issues.

DeKalb Superior Judge Seeliger And Vocational Expert Silvio Reyes Address DeKalb Bar Family Section

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Georgia Lordby Georgia Lord
Georgia Lord Law

DeKalb Superior Court Judge Clarence Seeliger and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Dr. Silvio S. Reyes presented helpful information regarding the litigation use of vocational experts to those attending the October 6th, 2016, Breakfast Meeting of the DeKalb Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Dr. Reyes previously worked as a vocational expert for the Social Security Administration. (more…)

Judge Peggy Walker Addresses DeKalb Bar Family Section

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

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From left: Dawn de Klerk, Honorable Peggy Walker, Charlie Bailey, Alice Limehouse

Judge Peggy Walker of the Douglas County Juvenile Court, spoke at the September breakfast meeting of the DeKalb Bar Association Family Law Section.

Judge Walker is an alumna of Georgia State University, having earned a master’s degree in education and a juris doctorate of law. She has a seemingly boundless supply of energy and participates in a multitude of professional organizations. She is an active member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, having served as its president-elect in 2014. In her capacity with National Council, she is serving on STRYVE (Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere) Action Council, a national effort to end youth violence. She is a graduate fellow of Zero To Three class of 2005 and was a senior fellow at Emory University in 2008, where she worked with Lila Bradley and Judge Steve Franzen on a manual for judges and practitioners to promote preservation of families. She helped secure federal grants and monies from the State and county government to fund a family drug treatment program. She is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and is active with NAMI’s Family to Family educational program for family, significant others, and friends of people living with mental illness. (more…)

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