Georgia

796 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

What Women Lawyers Want: Flex-Time and Part-Time Options

Flexible work arrangements are key to retaining women lawyers, but the culture of the legal profession doesn’t appear to value part-time work, according to a new study of Georgia law…

Longtime DA in Ga. Gets 6 Years in Payroll Scheme

A 24-year veteran district attorney in northeast Georgia was sentenced today to a six-year prison term for payroll fraud in which two other Piedmont Judicial Circuit employees, including his wife,…

Property Forfeiture Sought in Kickback Probe of Ex-Home Depot Managers

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta are seeking the forfeiture of nine properties, luxury cars and more than $300,000 owned by three former Home Depot executives under investigation for taking alleged kickbacks.

Special Master Says Coughlin Stoia Paid for Stolen Coke Documents

A special master has concluded that the securities class action law firm Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins paid for stolen documents in a shareholders suit against Coca-Cola.

Special Master…

Separate But Equal? Ga. County to Have Girls & Boys Classrooms

A public school district in rural Georgia reportedly may be the only one in the nation to educate girls and boys in separate classrooms this fall.

Greene County is implementing…

Paul Hastings Seeks to Settle Suit Alleging Legal Work Aided ‘Ponzi Scheme’

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker is seeking to settle a lawsuit that contends the law firm should have been aware that the billboard company it was advising was selling investments…

Ga. Bar Probes Reports of Lawyer Solicitation Following Refinery Blast

The State Bar of Georgia is checking out complaints that lawyers personally solicited business from victims of last week’s explosion at the Imperial Sugar refinery.

The Associated…

‘Scrivener’ Closing Attorney Ruined By $19M Real Estate Fraud

Atlanta attorney R. Joseph Costanzo Jr. was a little fish in sea of bigtime mortgage fraud, according to his defense lawyer.

But after two years of closing fraudulent real estate…

Onetime Law Firm Gofer Now a Corporate Counsel

When Ryan Swift got a job as a gofer, making sure the coffee machine was filled and fetching sandwiches for lawyers at Holland & Knight in Atlanta, his mother told…

Murder Defendant Sues Ga. Judge Over Change of Counsel

A defendant in a capital murder case who was represented for more than a year by private lawyers paid for by the state of Georgia has sued his trial judge…

Lawyer Gets Five-Year Sentence for Smuggling Saw Blade to Jailed Client

An Atlanta lawyer has been sentenced to five years in prison for smuggling a 14-inch saw blade to a jailed client.

Jurors convicted lawyer William Keenan last week of providing…

Vick Gets to Keep $20M Bonus

Overturning an October ruling by a special master, a federal judge ruled today that fallen football superstar Michael Vick can keep a $20 million bonus that the Atlanta Falcons had…

Coughlin Stoia Forms IP Group With Two Duane Morris Lawyers

Securities class-action powerhouse Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins has announced formation of a practice group in Atlanta to pursue patent…

Judge Recuses From Courthouse Shooting Case Due to New Yorker Quotes

The Atlanta judge overseeing the prosecution of alleged courthouse shooter Brian Nichols has stepped aside from the case after he was quoted as saying, “Everyone in the world knows he…

Paul Hastings to Pay Top Dollar of $160K to New Atlanta Associates

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in Atlanta is beating its rivals to the punch with the announcement it will pay first-year associates $160,000 starting Feb. 1.

The amount is $15,000…

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