Monthly Archives: March 2009

MikeT Comments: Banks Prey on Georgia’s Most Vulnerable


For many seniors, veterans, and disabled individuals in Georgia, government benefits such as Social Security, SSI, and veteran’s benefits serve as their lone source of income. Most of them receive these benefits each month via direct deposit into their checking … Continue reading

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The next generation of leaders


We are on the cusp of a major demographic change in the lawyer population in this country. The Boomer generation of lawyers is entering retirement. Many of the generation’s lawyers, if not retiring, are already slowing down their practice and … Continue reading

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State Bar of Georgia schedules 2nd webinar for veterans & military advocates


The State Bar of Georgia Veterans & Military Pro Bono Committee and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project announce the second webinar in a series that provides support and training to lawyers assisting veterans and servicemembers.  The upcoming … Continue reading

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State Bar Mentoring Program seminar on the horizon


The State Bar of Georgia Transition into Practice Program (TIPP) will present another seminar for newly-admitted attorneys on April 12th at the State Bar Conference Center.  The CLE program will cover online resources for beginning lawyers, professionalism, nontraditional legal careers, … Continue reading

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ABA Day in Washington scheduled for April 21-22


The American Bar Association hosts an annual ABA at the Capitol.  “ABA Day” is an annual gathering of bar leaders from around the country who visit with legislators in Washington, DC.   This year’s April 21-22 event will be targeted solely … Continue reading

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Georgia Legal Services Program- Savannah hosts successful DV seminar


The Savannah Regional Office of Georgia Legal Services Program presented a seminar on March 6th.   160 military commanders, officers, enlisted people, JAG staff, Community Advocacy staff, and local shelter staff attended the training on family violence and protective orders.  … Continue reading

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“What has your bar done for you lately?”


Carolyn Elefant, in MyShingle.com, offers her take on state bar association services and web resources.  Check it out – The Bars, Reviewed: What Has Your Bar Association Done for You Lately.

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Legal services at the Job Fair


Lawyers from the Georgia Legal Services Program will be available to provide legal information to thousands of job seekers at an upcoming Career  Expo and Job Fair hosted by the Georgia Department of Labor and WSB TV. Job Seekers will … Continue reading

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Hit the “print” button, make a willow weep


How many of us print e-mail attachments rather than just saving the files to our hard drive?  How many of us print out the e-mail itself?  I’m guilty on occasion. I received an e-mail today from Macon attorney, Carl Varnedoe, … Continue reading

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State Bar of Georgia seeks pro bono awards nominations


The State Bar of Georgia and the State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project are seeking nominations for the Bar’s annual pro bono awards.  To read more about the call for nominations, and to view the history of the awards, … Continue reading

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Something’s afoot …


Hmmm…   Something’s up in Georgia.  Tune in to GeorgiaAdvocates.org on March 31st.  Wonder what it is…

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Pro Bono March Madness in full swing


The Atlanta Bar Association’s annual Pro Bono March Madness has kicked off this week with several great inexpensive CLE programs, including Immigration Relief for Juveniles,  Representing Victims of Domestic Violence,  and Asylum.  At least 12 more pro bono-themed CLE programs … Continue reading

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