by M. Debra Gold
Deborah “Debbie” Blanton, director of the DeKalb County Courts Multi-Door Courthouse Dispute Resolution Center (ADR Center), spoke at the Family Law Section’s monthly breakfast in August. Ms. Blanton is a familiar face around the county. She has served in various capacities in both the public and the private sector, including DeKalb Juvenile Court and the Ninth District Alternative Dispute Resolution Office, since the mid-1980s. In 2003, she returned to the DeKalb County ADR Center and has served as the director since January 2008.