Georgia

759 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

Tech company accused of bar-exam grading glitch has no liability in test-takers’ suit, 11th Circuit says
Law grads who were wrongly told that they failed the Georgia bar exam can’t recover damages against the software company they accused of producing the incorrect scores, a federal appeals court has ruled.
2 sets of BigLaw firms confirm merger talks
If merger talks are successful between two sets of BigLaw firms, there will be two new entrants on the American Lawyer’s list of the nation’s 50 top law firms.
Ex-lawyer who murdered his wife loses standing bid to dismiss estate’s wrongful death suit
A former lawyer convicted of murdering his wife can’t argue that his status as surviving spouse protects him from a wrongful death suit by the estate, a Georgia appeals court has ruled.
Lawyer disbarred after she’s accused of having romantic involvement with client and hiring detective to spy on him
A Georgia lawyer who cited the Fifth Amendment in an ethics case accusing her of inappropriate conduct with a client has been disbarred after the allegations were deemed to have been admitted.
Superior court judge who suspected DA hacked her computer is charged with computer trespassing
A superior court judge in Gwinnett County, Georgia, has been indicted on three counts of computer trespass for allegedly allowing outsiders to access the county computer system, reportedly to investigate whether the district attorney had hacked her computer.
Courts in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas announce closings for Hurricane Dorian

Several courts in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina already have announced closings as Hurricane Dorian approached off the coast.

You can find state court closings here in Florida,…

Ransomware attack hits this state’s court system; no specific ransom demanded
The effects of a ransomware attack on Georgia’s Administrative Office of the Courts were isolated to servers that provide case management and other applications, according to a spokesman for the office.
SCOTUS agrees to decide whether annotated state laws can be copyrighted

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether annotations of the Georgia state code can be copyrighted.

The court agreed to decide Georgia’s appeal in its suit for…

Judge accused of trying to cover up chronic tardiness and absenteeism

An Atlanta judge who was chronically late and persistently absent compounded her problems when she tried to cover it up, according to allegations in an ethics complaint filed last Wednesday.

Lawyer bitten by shark endures the inevitable jokes

Georgia personal injury lawyer Gene Brooks is hearing lawyer shark jokes from colleagues and friends as he recovers from a shark bite that sent him to the emergency room.

Brooks,…

Abortion law prompts more than 200 ABA members to protest plan to hold 2021 meeting in Atlanta

Updated: On Friday, the ABA Board of Governors will be discussing whether to move the 2021 ABA Midyear Meeting from Orlando, Florida, to Atlanta. In a letter sent on…

Former US attorney gives up his law license after he’s convicted for stalking

A former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia has surrendered his law license after his January conviction on two counts of aggravated stalking for harassing a former girlfriend.

Lawyer convicted of wife’s murder argues only he can represent her estate in wrongful death case

A former Atlanta lawyer convicted of felony murder in the fatal shooting of his wife is arguing that only he has the right to represent her estate—and that means a…

Man accused of sexually abusing teen and keeping her in dog cage gets time served

A Georgia man who pleaded guilty to cruelty to children for sexually abusing a runaway teen girl and holding her captive will not have to go back to jail.

Michael…

Justice system helmed by black women serves community

In South Fulton, Georgia, black women account for the entirety of the municipal court staff. They bring a different perspective to implement innovative programming that can help ease often-strained community relationships.

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