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RSVP Now for the October Luncheon

Note: Due to a scheduling conflict the luncheon date has been moved to Oct. 19. Join us for our monthly lunch Thursday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 am when we welcome Judge Ellington as our guest. DeKalb Bar Association membership luncheons…

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FLS Breakfast: RSVP for the October Meeting

" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]The DBA Family Law Section (FLS) welcomed several DeKalb Superior Court Judges to the August breakfast who spoke to the FLS section and shared their observations on mandatory e-filing in DeKalb County. Be sure to join…

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Thank You to Our Barbecue Event Sponsors

These sponsors helped to make our recent barbecue event possible: Platinum Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC The Orlando Firm P.C. The Summerville Firm, LLC Gold Apolinsky and Associates LLC Fried & Bonder Attorneys at Law Silver Litner + Deganian, P.C.…

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President’s Letter: Who Hosea Williams Is to Me

by Arman Deganian
President, DeKalb Bar Association

As I’m sure many of us do, I often find myself driving along Hosea L. Williams Drive paying no mind to the man for whom it is named, but I can’t help but wonder what distinction earns someone a green placard bearing his name on every block of a well-known stretch of road?

Perhaps it starts with humble beginnings, or rather the drive to seek growth despite arid ground. Hosea Lorenzo Williams was born the son of two blind teens on January 5, 1926 in Decatur County. He never met his father, and his mother died when he was only ten years old. An unremarkable childhood (apart from a near lynching in response to an alleged relationship with a white girl) turned a corner when he joined the army to serve in WWII in an all-black unit under General Patton. The war earned him a Purple Heart and a lifelong limp.

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