Editor’s Letter, 0420 GABJ, GSB Vol. 25, No. 5, Pg. 5

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Editor’s Letter

Vol. 25 No. 5 Pg. 5

Georgia Bar Journal

April, 2020

The April Issue

As I write this, businesses across the state have announced closures for an indefinite period. Schools are closed. Those who can are isolating themselves and their families in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Essential employees are bravely stepping out every day to try to provide necessary services to our citizens. I’ve never experienced anything quite like what is happening right now. When it all began, my first hope was that we would all be able to get back to our normal lives and our normal routines quickly. Now, weeks later, I find myself hoping for something better. Perhaps that something is a little more kindness and gratitude in our hearts. In the spirit of that hope, we are bringing you some great content this month. So, allow me to take a deep breath, and tell you about this edition.

Darrell Sutton’s president’s page this month is filled with examples of dedication and hard work of legal professionals all over the state in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their efforts are making a difference in the lives of Georgians at this trying time and reflect the very best of our profession.

In our legal article this month, author Rachel A. Elovitz takes a closer look at the challenges faced by those attorneys serving children, who are such a vulnerable group. In “The Perils of Guardian Ad Litem Appointments,” Elovitz discusses the complications that can arise when dealing with children in the justice system...

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