CURRENT STATUS ON YOUR COURTS

“A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.” – General George Patton As Covid – 19 has ravished the country hundreds of sectors of life have changed significantly, and in some cases permanently. Our court system has been hit hard as...

OUR DIFFERENCES STRENGTHEN US

“If you were lucky enough to be born different, then don’t try to be like everyone else.”  Unknown Author Every child and adult on the autism spectrum faces challenges that few people can truly comprehend. When I was a child, kids with autism were simply considered...

THE SECOND CHANCE BILL

Susan is 25 years old. She has a strong work ethic, career minded, and a single mother. However, Susan’s past is haunting her every day. Because of a misdemeanor shoplifting conviction when she was 19, Susan cannot find a job nor pursue her dreams.  She lives in...

SCOTUS PROTECTS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Can religious institutions fire employees who carry out some religious instruction even if it would otherwise violate federal antidiscrimination laws? Can employers refuse to provide contraceptive coverage to employees if they have religious or moral objections? The...

GEORGIA’S NEW HATE CRIMES LAW

On June 26th, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill that creates new protections for victims of bias-motivated crimes in Georgia.  House Bill 426 (HB 426) will become a law on July 1st. The bill had overwhelming bi-partisan support. The full Senate approved the hate...

RETURN TO THE CANYON

 “Some men yearn to revisit their past.  They either return to places of fear or to places that forged their character.”  Author Unknown Today, the United States is facing the most intense challenges in decades. However, the people of our Republic will not fail in...

THE GIFT OF FEAR

“Intuition is always right in at least two important ways; it is always in response to something.  It always has your best interest at heart”― Gavin De Becker – The Gift of Fear A couple of years ago, Officer Chad Taylor was the guest speaker for my criminal law...

AN UPDATE ON YOUR COURTS

As of today, June 7th, 2020, the COVID-19 virus (C19) has killed over two thousand people in Georgia and has disrupted our entire society.  The legal system is no exception. There are alleged victims, defendants, civil litigants, and thousands of others across Georgia...

A WITNESS TO PEACE

“Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.”  Martin Luther King Jr. This is one of my favorite historical quotes because this truth came from a brave warrior who espoused...