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My #5 Most Favorite Legal Podcast

Countdown to My Favorite Legal Podcast As a solo practitioner whose practice area encompasses pretty much the entire northern half of the large state of Georgia, I spend a lot of time in my car. For me, some of that time is usually spent updating clients on their cases. But that still usually leaves me […]

Accountability Courts

My take on accountability courts In 2012, Governor Deal appointed a former drug court judge to the Criminal Justice Reform Council, and charged him with finding ways to improve Georgia’s criminal justice system.  The Council ultimately recommended increased funding for various accountability court programs throughout the state. Recently, I came across an article about accountability […]

Restorative Justice Freedom Summit

In Georgia, approximately 3.8 million people (or a third of Georgia’s population) have a criminal record.  This includes not just convictions, but charges and arrests (both felony and misdemeanor) and may include arrests for cases that have been dismissed.  These criminal records, which appear when a potential employer runs a background check, can stand in […]