Legal Briefs

The Role of the State Bar of Georgia

All lawyers in Georgia are members of the State Bar of Georgia. The State Bar has been around in some form since the late 1800s when it was called the Georgia Bar Association. It was not until the 1960s that all lawyers in the state were required to be members of the...

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Getting Selected for Jury Duty

Almost all of us have gotten that envelope in the mail with the words Jury Summons across the front. It’s the way American citizens participate in the judiciary branch of the government. It may seem like an inconvenience, but jurors play a vital role in our court...

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How an Attorney Preps a Client for a Deposition

An attorney will meet with the client before the deposition to go over what we just discussed. The attorney will stress to the client to be completely honest with them and their staff about any bad things that might come out in the deposition. Anything discussed with...

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Depositions Are a Key Part of Lawsuits

A deposition is a device commonly used in the "discovery" phase of a lawsuit, before trial. All parties in a lawsuit, through their attorneys, have a period of time after a suit is filed in which to discover facts about a case in order to prepare for trial....

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What to Expect When Going Through a Divorce

Beginning the divorce process is a stressful time filled with uncertainties. Understanding the process can be helpful in calming your fears. How cooperative or contentious the parties are will influence the process. The process begins when a petition for divorce is...

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Understanding Property Boundary Line Laws

Most neighbors get along well but sometimes disputes arise over boundary lines when plants are planted, or a fence is built along a boundary line. You want to be a good neighbor but you also want to project your rights so it’s important to understand laws concerning...

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Responsibilities of a Guardian or Conservator

In and earlier blog, we discussed that sometimes it is deem necessary for a person to have legal protection after they have entered adulthood because of an injury, medical reasons or mental illness that prevents them from caring for themselves or managing their...

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