Editor’s Letter, 0617 GABJ, GSB Vol. 22, No. 7, Pg. 5


Vol. 22 No. 7 Pg. 5

Georgia Bar Journal

June, 2017

The June Issue

The June 2017 issue of the Georgia Bar

Journal has a little something for everyone.

This issue’s legal article is “How Not to Get Thrown in Jail,” which has everything you ever wanted to know about how not to get convicted for criminal contempt. It also answers the question, “The judge can’t do that to me, can she?” Spoiler alert: the answer is probably yes, and you should have lawyered up yesterday.

June is when the Journal publishes the winning story of our annual fiction writing competition. This year’s winner is “Keep Things Merry,” by Marietta attorney Gregory B. Grogan. Out of many submissions, this short story was rated the highest by the Editorial Board in an anonymous scale-of-one-to-10 voting system. On behalf of the board, I congratulate Gregory, and I thank all of the authors who submitted stories. The fiction competition is a welcome annual reminder that law school did not beat the creative flair out of all of us.

This month’s From the President column, “Help Wanted: Lawyers Needed in the Legislature,” offers the following sobering statistic: only 16 percent of the General Assembly members are lawyers. You don’t need a statistician to explain the implications of that statistic for the content and quantity of this state’s laws.

One way to mitigate the problem of too few attorneys in the General Assembly is to take the advice offered in the From the Executive Director column, entitled “Legislative Fund...

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