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DeKalb Bar Holiday Party Recap

The 2016 DeKalb Bar Association Holiday Party was held in December, once again at the Solarium at historic Scottish Rite in Decatur's Oakhurst Village. Thanks to our generous sponsors, delicious food and the fellowship of DBA members and friends, a…

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

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.

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Attorneys and Public Service in Georgia

by Arman Deganian
President, DeKalb Bar Association

Now that the recent election is behind us, we have all had some time to reflect on the results. To be more accurate, unless you live under a rock, you probably haven’t been able to avoid reflecting on the election, as it has dominated national and local headlines. We’ve all seen those headlines. We know the issues. However, there is one local trend that has not gotten a lot of attention. If you take a close look at the makeup of, for example, the Georgia House of Representatives, you will see that attorney representation has been trending downward dramatically for years.

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


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.

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