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JANUARY EDITION • 2018


The Next FLS Breakfast is Jan. 4. Save the Date!

 

We invite you to our next breakfast on Jan. 4 at 7:30 am at the Old Courthouse on the Square. Register on the DeKalb Bar Association website here.

If you missed the FLS Breakfast on Dec.7, be sure to join us for the next one on Jan. 4. Read more


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. Read more


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 as chair of the program committee and a member of the golf committee to provide quality events and seminars for community associations throughout the state.


Have You Heard of Bitcoin? Well, Here Comes BlockChain!

 

By Dan Branch, CPA/ABV, ASA – Partner
IAG Forensics & Valuation
dan@iagforensics.com

Are you like most people, thinking of Bitcoin, the virtual currency first released to the public in 2009, as a currency only for criminals, drug rings, and money launders? Though adoption of the currency has been slow, it is increasing in popularity and use, and by more and more “normal” folks. As proof, the total value of the currency is close to $9 billion, and increasing. Venture capital firms have raised significant money to invest in Bitcoin related enterprises. And there are more virtual currencies taking advantage of the investment interest (e.g., Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero to name a few). Read more


RSVP for the Dec. 7 Holiday Party by Dec. 1

 

You Are Cordially Invited To
The DeKalb Bar Association
Holiday Party
Thursday, Dec. 7, 6 to 9 pm
The Solarium At Historic Scottish Rite
321 W. Hill St. Decatur 30030
RSVP By Dec. 1, 2017

Admission per person
$30 Members in advance | $50 Non-members | $50 at the door

Buffet Menu

Marinated beef tenderloin with horseradish and rolls
Shrimp cocktail with spicy cocktail sauce
Toasted parmesan chicken with lemon dijon sauce
Spinach and artichoke dip with lavosh
Spinach and prosciutto stuffed mushrooms
Antipasto display
Seasonal fruit display with chocolate sauce
Assorted sweets
Beer and wine

Holiday Party Charity
Our charity for this holiday season is the Samuel L. Jones Boys and Girls Club
Our goal is to give 75 gift cards. Please consider donating a $15.00 gift card
$15 Target Gift Cards
$15 Walmart Gift Cards

RSVP by Dec. 1, 2017 here.
Pay online, or mail check payment to
DeKalb Bar Association
P.O. Box 3136
Decatur Ga 30031


TPO Process in DeKalb County Is Topic for Dec. 7 FLS Breakfast

 

Guest speakers for the breakfast on December 7 will be the Hon. Berryl A. Anderson, Chief Judge, Magistrate Court of DeKalb County; and Ayonna Johnson, Director of Legal Services, Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Incidents of domestic violence increase significantly each year during the holiday season. Judge Anderson and Ms. Johnson will discuss the TPO process in DeKalb County and what we all can (and should) be doing to end domestic violence!

Be sure to join us for the next FLS Breakfast. DeKalb Bar members can register on the website closer to the upcoming event date here.

The Family Law Section Breakfast is held on the first Thursday of each month, September through June, 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.

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.