*2017 Holiday Party This Saturday * #GCBAGIVES: Gwinnett Children's Shelter * Buy Tickets to Events*
*ToyRaiser- Criminal Defense Section  *  Other Service + Giving Opportunities * Section Updates*
 *Membership Purge Coming January 2018 * State Court Staff Attorney Job Listing * & More!!*
GCBA December News and Updates

S. Carlton Rouse
GCBA President 2017-18
President's Corner : #GCBAGIVES - Gwinnett Children's Shelter; Holiday Party December 9th;

We are nearly halfway through the bar year.  Our last calendar event is the Holiday Party at the Sugarloaf Country Club on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6PM. As we look back, we've focused our efforts on community-based mentoring, raised awareness concerning ALS funding and research, we learned from past Georgia Bar President, Lester Tate, sponsored CLEs, honored local officers and judges, and now we are raising needed food and gifts for the children at the Gwinnett Children's Shelter. We have accomplished great things so far, but I believe the best is yet to come...
Please enjoy your holiday season with friends and family. I look forward to working with you in 2018 to continue what we've started together.
As always, thank you for your commitment to this organization, your input and your support.
Should you wish to contact me directly, you can email me at: s.carlton@rousecolaw.com

Annual Holiday Party Saturday December 9:  #GCBAGIVES to the Gwinnett Children's Shelter

'Tis the season to celebrate the end of the trial calendar year! GCBA invites you to join us for some holiday cheer Saturday, December 9, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at TPC - Duluth for our annual Holiday Party.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST
Happy Hour + Cash Bar + Carving Stations + Holiday Music & Cheer + Giving 
#GCBAGIVES: Take $5 off your ticket when you donate to the Gwinnett Children's Shelter this holiday season. Discount only applies at checkout. No refunds. 

There are two ways to participate in this #GCBAGIVES campaign:

1. Click here for a list of specific food items needed by the Shelter or donate any non-perishable food items to Jon Setzer, Gwinnett District Attorney's Office.

2. Contact Jon Setzer to donate to a Hope of Hope child's wishlist. 

3. Monetary donations are always accepted. All monetary donations will go to either of the above campaigns.

Donations accepted at the holiday party or in advance  to Jon Setzer/the donation box located on the first floor of the courthouse. Verified donations will receive a $5 discount code to use at checkout online or payment in person. No refunds, discount must be taken at checkout. 
#GCBAGIVES: Gwinnett Children's Shelter

GCBA thanks the following members and firms for helping us give the children living in the Gwinnett Children's Shelter Home of Hope a holiday season to remember. 
Family Donors

Chandler, Britt & Jay, LLC - Brittani's Family

Don Osborne - Kesira's Family

Tracie and David Cason - Denise's Family

Ankur Trivedi - Crystal's Family

Quincy Shang and Ashley Schiavone - Chaquetta's Family

Traci Zierk, Torin Togut, Zach Procter, Calvin Williamson, and Thomas Watson
- Karmietta's Family

Monetary and Volunteer Donations

* David Lipscomb * S. Carlton Rouse * Donald Lee *  Judge Tadia Whitner *

GCBA has updated its membership lists for the 2017-18 year. You may not be a member, even if you receive e-mails from us. Click here to see if you are a current member. 

We will be deleting all non-members for our e-mail and mailing lists January 2018. If you aren't a current member, don't worry! Click here to update your membership. It's that easy! 

Please feel free to contact Jon Setzer for any membership queries.

GCCDB December 2017 Update

Richard Armond, GCCDB Communications Director

The Gwinnett County Criminal Defense Bar held our October 2017 monthly meeting at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.  The speakers were Adrian Verwayne, Director of Medical Services at the Gwinnett County Detention Center, Sonya Lawhorn, Discharge Planner at the Gwinnett County Detention Center, and Kim Rapien, a supervisor in records/bonding athe Gwinnett County Detention Center. They spoke to us about services available to ensure inmates in need of medical and mental health treatment receive the care they need.

Upcoming Event: TOYRAISER
December 12, 2017 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm - The Gwinnett County Bar Association Criminal Defense Section's monthly meeting will be our annual Toyraiser benefiting patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. We host the Solicitor's Office and all Gwinnett judges and their staffs and collect toys for the children at Egleston for the holidays. The Toyraiser will be held at the historic courthouse on the Lawrenceville square.
Join the Section
Interested in joining the section or want to RSVP for a monthly meeting?  Please contact section President Constancia Carter at constancia@cuadrapatel.com.

EPPS UPDATE: 2018 Meetings; Volunteer - Pro Bono Clinic

The Estate Planning & Probate Section (EPPS) will meet on the following dates (location and guest speaker TBD):
January 9, 2018
March 13, 2018
May 8, 2018
Note that you do not have to be a member of the section to attend the meetings (please feel free to forward the message or bring a friend!).  If you are interested in joining the section, or simply being added to the section email list, please email Melody Glouton or Lauren Bryant.
Probate Court Pro Bono Clinic (Monthly)

Who should volunteer: Attorneys with probate and/or guardianship experience (need not be an expert, but some experience is required to assist attendees)

What: Provide guidance to pro se petitioners with their filings in probate court

Where: Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center

When: Third Thursday of each month from 1:30pm - 4:30pm 

Why: To help our citizens and the Probate Court in processing petitions more efficiently and effectively

How: Please contact Elizabeth Strupe with questions or to sign up for the Probate Court Pro Bono Clinic


Pro Bono Representation
Glenn E. Cooper
Cha'Ron A. Ballard-Gayle
Andrea J. David-Vega
Douglas N. Fox
Harold M. Hubbard
David S. Lipscomb
Patricia Analeece McKenzie
Nelson H. Turner
Vanessa I. Kosky
Probate Clinic
Raina J. Nadler
John L. Welsh II
Eric P. Wilborn
Emily R. Yost
Consumer Law Clinic
Robert R. Duda
Chung Hun Lee

Gwinnett Accountability Court "Servabration" for CHOA- 12/16

On December 16, Gwinnett Drug Treatment Court will host a "Servabration," at Crosspoint Church. Participants, staff, and anyone looking to spread some holiday cheer this season will be making tutus and capes for the newborns at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. 

We will be hosting a raffle for volunteers and participants at the "Servabration" and need donations! The following donations are encouraged, but all donations are welcome:

Bicycles, Lyft/Uber Gift Cards, Gym Memberships, Dental Services, Gas Gift Cards, ToysRUs Gift Cards, Dinner/Movie Gift Cards, Grocery Gift Cards, and Salon Gift Cards.
Please contact Priscilla Daniels to volunteer at the Servabration or to make a donation. 
#GCBAGIVES: Georgia Academic Decathlon Judges Needed for Speech and Interview Competitions

The Georgia Academic Decathlon (GAD) needs around 150 Gwinnett attorneys and other volunteers to serve as judges for their annual high school academic competition the evening of Friday, February 23, 2018. Judges will  be needed for the Speech and Interview Competitions. Further information and Volunteer Forms are on the PAGE web site at www.pageinc.org/GADvolunteerinfo.

GAD  is a high school competition where teams of 9 students (3 - A, 3 - B, and 3 - C students) compete in different areas of academics. The regional winners compete at the state competition each year at Berkmar High School.

I hope we can count on your support of this great event. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions. My info is below. I look forward to meeting you in February at GAD!

Dee Rule
Volunteer Coordinator, GAD
Administrative Associate II
Kennesaw State University
Teacher Resource & Activity Corner (TRAC)
585 Kennesaw Ave NW, MD 0131
Kennesaw, GA  30144

Books and Gavel
GCBA Bookcase:  3rd Floor Escalators- GJAC

The GCBA book case is now located on the 3rd floor near the escalators. Want to know more about GCBA, our accomplishments within the community and the state, and our history? Check out all of the swag!
2017 Child Support Guidelines Training and CLE

The Georgia Commission on Child Support is offering training sessions to judges, judicial staff, attorneys and legal staff, and Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) agents and attorneys at various locations throughout the state.  The training events are offered between November 2017 and May 2018.  Generally, three topics are covered at these events: the Online Child Support Calculator, the Child Support Guidelines, and the Income Deduction process.  The training has been approved for three CLE hours for attorneys.  

The guidelines training will focus on legislative changes to the statute (O.C.G.A. ยง 19-6-15) that took effect on July 1, 2017.  The calculator training is offered on the Online Child Support Calculator only.  The Income Deduction Order (IDO) training will focus on the process in private cases.  There is no cost to attend the training.  Attorneys will be responsible for payment of their own CLE credits directly to the Georgia Bar Association.  You must register to attend and ensure available seating.
Click here to register and select the date and location that works for your schedule.

Elaine Johnson, Executive Program Manager, Child Support Commission
Communications, Children, Families and the Courts Division
Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts
404-463-6383 (office)
404-210-5896 (work cell)
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