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President’s Letter: Standing on the Soapbox for Professionalism

By Darren Summerville
President, DeKalb Bar Association

I had planned to pen my inaugural column – an electronic soapbox of sorts, as the incoming president of the association – about a subject quite dear to me: the need for a renewed emphasis on professionalism within the legal community. Then Charlottesville happened. I suspect that everyone reading this has at least a decent idea what actually occurred, though the warring partisan circles and media filters have not particularly emphasized a fair distillation of events. I’ll see if I can improve upon that showing.

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Family Law CLE: ‘Not Your Everyday Custody Case’

Advanced Issues Facing Custody Litigators and Guardians ad Litem

October 6, 2017 │ 7.5 CLE Hours

$150 for members of the DeKalb Bar Association Family Law Section
$170 for non-members or on-site registration
$75 for Legal Aid / legal services / court staff / law students (mail-in registration)

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Presented by The DeKalb Bar Association Family Law Section 
Alice Limehouse and Georgia Lord, Program Co-chairs
State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, 104 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Here is the program outline for the day:

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June Luncheon Recap

The DeKalb Bar members luncheon in June closed out an outstanding year. Mike Prieto, president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association was the speaker. Judge J.P. Boulee presided over the swearing-in of the 2017-2018 DeKalb Bar Association board, and new…

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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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