From way up here in the country in northwest Georgia, I read with great interest the instructions of Spencer Lawton in his letter to the editor (Daily Report, Nov. 12, 2013). Here I am practicing law for 28 years and had no idea that prosecutors were held to a higher ethical standard than the rest of us.
Paul Howard: Stop looking to curb the actions of defense attorneys and start taking responsibility for the actions of your prosecutors.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to congratulate R. Lawton Jordan III of Davis, Matthews & Quigley P.C. in Atlanta on his appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of former Fulton County State Court Chief Judge Charles L. Carnes on his recent passing.
Throw power in the gutter, and the guttersnipes will pick it up.
When the state government was considering legislation in 2010 to remove Georgia's public defender system from the judiciary branch and move it to the executive branch and to restructure the Public Defender Standards Council to make it more subject to political control, a member of the Council, Wycliffe Orr, warned that the GPDSC would not remain a truly independent agency focused on providing quality indigent defense services to its clients.
We all hear that health care spending is out of control and Georgia is looking for ways to reduce health care costs without sacrificing quality.
I am writing to express my support for the indigent representation fund that was addressed in the recent article, "State Bar Task Force Mulls Increase In Fees," which was published in the Daily Report on October 16, 2013.
The United States Constitution is a remarkable document, embodying the fundamental principles of our government. It is a model of statesmanship, cooperation and compromise.
This is a critical time for young people in our community. They face a myriad of challenges and tough choices influenced by peer pressure, the media, difficult situations at home in some cases, and much more.