Georgia

763 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

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.

Former BigLaw lawyer awarded $6.3M for brain injury caused by parking garage pipe

A former lawyer with Hunton & Williams has been awarded $6.3 million for a brain injury caused when she hit her head on a low-hanging pipe in the Atlanta parking…

District attorney says testing rape kits is ‘our moral imperative’

In less than four years, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s national rape kit testing program has led to 186 new arrests and 64 new convictions, including 47 felony sexual assault…

Ex-attorney on the run after failure to report to jail; his mother was found dead

A disbarred Georgia attorney facing 15 years in jail for defrauding clients out of their settlement checks remains on the run after police suspect that he stabbed his 77-year-old mother…

District attorney accused of retaliatory defamation is protected from suit, 11th Circuit says

Qualified immunity protects a former Georgia prosecutor accused of defaming a man in retaliation for his bid for wrongful-conviction compensation, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The 11th U.S. Circuit…

ABA urges Supreme Court to review constitutionality of fixed-bail system
The ABA has filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of money bail systems that don’t give adequate consideration to ability to pay.
Atlanta’s John Marshall placed on probation for noncompliance with program, admissions standards

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School has been placed on probation by the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar as of Dec. 13.

According…

Judge tells lawyers in Florida recount battle to ‘ramp down the rhetoric’; Georgia delay ordered

Judges in Florida and Georgia are grappling with a growing number of lawsuits over election results.

In Florida, the chief circuit judge in Broward County ruled against a request for…

Who won these races? Lawyers sue over ballot counting

Ballots are still being counted in some tight races in Florida, Georgia and Arizona, even as lawyers head to court to challenge the procedures being used.

In Florida, there are…

Voting rights groups win orders to expand polling hours in Georgia and Texas

Voting rights groups on Tuesday won court orders expanding polling hours in locations in Georgia and Texas, while also filing a suit seeking to keep Georgia’s secretary of state from…

Ballot measures give felons the right to vote, overturn Jim Crow-era jury law and legalize marijuana
Beyond the fight for Congress, voters across the country were presented with major criminal justice reform initiatives on Tuesday's ballot.
Voting litigation heats up with 6th Circuit decision for purged Ohio voters

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Ohio must accept provisional ballots in the midterm elections from some voters because they received vague notices informing them they could be purged…

Judge sentences ex-magistrate to life in prison, then grants him a new trial as ‘13th juror’
Updated: A Georgia judge sentenced a former magistrate to life in prison for murder and aggravated assault last Thursday, then granted him a new trial on his own motion.

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