Georgia

730 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

Suspended lawyer is convicted of embezzling $26M from his now-bankrupt law firm

A suspended Atlanta lawyer was convicted Friday for embezzling $26 million from the law firm where he once served as managing partner.

Nathan Hardwick IV was convicted on 21 counts…

Atlanta pro bono program expands to resolve elementary school students’ housing issues
The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation addressed issues in an apartment complex where evictions are routine and black mold is rampant.
Judge acknowledges problems, but denies motion for paper ballots in Georgia

While recognizing that the state’s electronic voting system could be hacked, a federal judge in Atlanta ruled Monday that Georgia does not need to use paper ballots for the November…

Some immigrants picked up by ICE given ‘fake dates’ to appear in court

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has failed to coordinate or clear appearance dates with federal courts in six cities, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Some people received documents with…

Law grad with sleep apnea isn’t entitled to accommodation in bar admission process, court says
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld a decision to deny bar admission to a Florida Coastal law grad who contended his sleep apnea should have been accommodated as a disability during the application process.
11th Circuit upholds cash bail system in Georgia town

A federal appeals court has upheld a revised cash bail system in Calhoun, Georgia, that required a hearing within 48 hours of arrest to determine whether a person can be…

Former lawyer is charged with stealing client identities to apply for litigation advances

A former lawyer has been charged with stealing the identities of 36 ex-clients to apply for litigation funding advances that he kept.

Chalmer “Chuck” Detling II, 42, of Marietta, Georgia,…

Divorce lawyer is shot and killed by his client’s former husband, police say
Updated: A 41-year-old divorce lawyer in Cartersville, Georgia, was shot and killed Wednesday.
New suit is filed against dancing cosmetic surgeon, this time for alleged privacy violation

An Atlanta-area dermatologist who posted videos of herself singing and dancing during cosmetic surgery has settled four malpractice suits, including one by a woman who suffered permanent brain damage following…

Former Fisher & Phillips partner is convicted of felony murder in wife’s death

Former Fisher & Phillips partner Claud “Tex” McIver was found guilty of felony murder on Monday in the fatal shooting of his wife, Diane McIver, while they were riding in…

Lawyer had sleep disorder that could possibly explain why he fatally shot his wife, doctor testifies

An Atlanta lawyer had a sleep disorder that could possibly explain why he fatally shot his wife while riding in the back seat of an SUV, the research director of…

2 lawyers and their client are acquitted in Waffle House CEO sex-tape trial

Two Georgia lawyers and their client have been acquitted on charges that they violated a state eavesdropping law when the client secretly recorded a video showing her engaged in a…

ABA brief supports procedural rights of lawyer denied military spouse waiver for bar admission

The Georgia Board of Bar Examiners may have violated the procedural due process rights of a lawyer licensed in Louisiana when it offered no explanation for its denial of her…

Despite plans to close, Savannah Law School will allow students to complete education in same city

Savannah Law School has sold its building and announced its decision to close, but that doesn’t mean its current students will have to travel to another city to complete…

Class action claims closing of Savannah Law School is intended to benefit parent school’s finances
A would-be class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Savannah Law School students claims the school is being closed to financially benefit its parent school and to improve the parent school's position before the ABA's accreditation body.

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