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  1. First, review your original fee contract. Hopefully, it was a written contract, but even if not, the bill would be considered in light of the past agreement between you and your lawyer. If you had no agreement whatsoever, the law provides that the attorney is entitled to a reasonable fee taking into consideration all factors including those previously listed. If the bill still seems to be higher than your agreement or seems unreasonable, the next step is to say so. Sometimes a lot of hassle can be prevented if you and your lawyer talk things over. Ask your lawyer to explain why the bill is higher than you expected. You may find out the case was more complicated and took more time than you realized. Or the lawyer may agree that a mistake was made in the bill. But even if it does not work out, a good faith effort by the party requesting arbitration to resolve the dispute without the necessity of outside intervention is a prerequisite to Fee Arbitration.

  2. Nothing. This is a free public service of the State Bar. However, in the event appeals, subsequent litigation, or collection actions are required after an arbitration is concluded and an award is received, the parties bear their own expense for such additional litigation.

  3. No. But if the lawyer elects not to arbitrate, the process may continue without his participation as a party at the hearing. If the client prevails in such a hearing, the award becomes prima facie evidence in any future litigation over the fee, and the client may be furnished with free counsel if such litigation is needed.

  4. I am a member of the State Bar of Georgia and my information in the online directory is incorrect. Who must I contact to fix it?

  5. There are normally three. Two are attorneys who must have a minimum of five years' experience practicing law. One is a non-lawyer public member. In cases with a disputed amount of $2,500 or less, one lawyer arbitrator may decide the case. They all serve voluntarily and without fee. These arbitrators, not the State Bar of Georgia, decide your case. The State Bar facilitates the Fee Arbitration process by coordination and administration of the program.

  6. You have one year from the date you received your certificate of eligibility from Bar Admissions to be sworn in. If you do get sworn in, you have 60 days from the date you were sworn in to apply for admission to the State Bar of Georgia. If you passed the July exam and are not practicing, you can save ½ year of dues by waiting until after January 1 to be sworn in. Or if you passed the February exam and are not practicing, you can save ½ year of dues by waiting until after May 14 to be sworn in.

  7. I need a copy of my application to the Bar, how do I obtain a copy?

  8. You are not required to change to inactive status. In order to eliminate the CLE requirement if you are not practicing in Georgia and live out of state, you may file an out of state exemption. Please contact CLE at 404-527-8710 for additional information about CLE.

  9. A late fee of $75 is assessed after 8/1 and you are ineligible to practice after 9/1. Another late fee of $100 is assessed after 1/1 (Total Late Fee $175). After the second year of unpaid status, your membership status is changed to administratively suspended. Your membership will remain as administratively suspended for a five year period starting after the first year that you did not pay your annual dues. During this five year period, you may reinstate by being recertified thru the Fitness process with Bar Admissions, completing several administrative requirements and paying additional penalty fees, dues and late fees. After the five-year period, you will be required to retake the Bar Exam to be readmitted.

  10. Step 1: Concern or inquiry is reported to:

    * State Bar Executive Director Jeff Davis, or any member of the Board of Governors or
    * State Bar Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) intake staff lawyer; (404) 527-8759 or (800) 334-6865.

    Step 2:
    Person receiving inquiry and information:

    * Routes inquiry to CAP for preparation of JDPP Inquiry Data Form.
    * May call the local JDPC Chair of the Judicial District where the responding judge/lawyer maintains his or her principal office.

    Step 3: CAP intake staff will:

    * Assign JDPP inquiry number.
    * Gather Inquiry Data Form information. Note: In the interest of privacy, this form does not contain the name of any person about whom an inquiry or concern has been expressed (responding party).
    * Place phone call to local JDPC Chair to provide name of responding party.
    * Forward JDPP Inquiry Data Form to local JDPC Chair.

    Step 4: Local JDPC Chair will:

    * Refer inquiry to local sub-committee of JDPC for handling; or
    * Call a meeting to discuss appropriate action based upon nature of inquiry.

    Step 5: Local JDPC or sub-committee of JDPC will determine whether:

    * Inquiry merits study or intervention.
    * Judicial Advisor should be consulted, depending upon nature of the inquiry.
    * Inquiry needs to be referred to Lawyer Assistance, Law Practice Management, or other State Bar program. 

    Step 6: If local JDPC determines further study or intervention is warranted, a meeting with the responding lawyer/judge will be scheduled, or sub-committee members and/or Judicial Advisors will be designated to handle.

    Step 7: If local JDPC determines no further study or intervention is warranted, inquiry will not be pursued further.

    Step 8: After resolution of inquiry, JDPP Inquiry Data Form will be completed showing how inquiry was handled and then returned to Consumer Assistance Program. This form does not contain the name of any person about whom an inquiry or concern has been expressed.

  11. TILPP

  12. No. The Beginning Lawyer shall not reveal to the Outside Mentor any confidential communications between the Beginning Lawyer and the Beginning Lawyer’s client, according to the terms of the CLE Agreement that Outside Mentors and Beginning Lawyers are required to sign.

  13. Initially, attorneys who are members of the State Bar of Georgia will receive SOLACE emails. Anyone within the legal community can be added at their request.

  14. Journey Through Justice tours are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and we begin accepting reservations five years in advance. Determine which dates are available by clicking the calendar HERE and confirm that your preferred date does not conflict with your school calendar (holidays, early release dates, testing). You may book a tour by contacting a member of the Law-Related Education Department:

    Deborah Craytor, director, Law-Related Education
    Email: deborahcc@gabar.org
    Phone: 404-527-8785

    Shannon Jenkins, program assistant, Law-Related Education
    Email: shannonj@gabar.org
    Phone: 404-526-8617

  15. Yes, unless you currently represent someone whose interests are adverse to hers. Rule 4.2 does not prohibit a disinterested lawyer from providing a second opinion to someone who is currently represented by counsel.

  16. How did SOLACE originate?

    Bar Rule 1-207 requires that all members maintain a valid official address and phone number with the State Bar of Georgia. All address changes must be in writing by one of the following methods: (1) logging into the member's account at www.gabar.org and selecting "Edit Contact Information", (2) emailing the Membership Department at membership@gabar.org or (3) mailing information to State Bar headquarters, attention Membership Department. 

    If a member does not want their contact information visible in the printed or online directories, they may contact Membership at 404-527-8777 or email membership@gabar.org and request their information be marked private. Their firm/employer name, street address, phone, fax and email addresses will be hidden from public view. To release the privacy restriction, the Membership Department must be contacted. 

  17. A woman came to my office for help with her divorce case, but there is another lawyer representing her now. May I speak with her?

    The Program was submitted to and approved by the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia and ultimately by the Georgia Supreme Court by Order dated February 24, 2000. The Supreme Court adopted Rules governing the operation of the Program which are found at Part XIII of the Rules and Regulations for the Organization and Regulation of the State Bar of Georgia ("Bar Rules"). At the same time, the Supreme Court approved Internal Operating Procedures for the administration of the Program and granted the Bench and Bar Committee of the State Bar authority to adopt additional Operating Procedures not inconsistent with the Rules.

  18. Are Journey Through Justice souvenirs available?

    Yes. Every student receives a free personalized Honorary Attorney for the Day certificate. In addition, students and teachers may purchase a Journey Through Justice patch. Patches are $1.00 each (tax is included). We do not have change available. We suggest that you collect patch money from students in advance of the tour.

  19. Are communications between the Inside Mentor and the Beginning Lawyer confidential?

    Yes

  20. Are communications between the Outside Mentor and the Beginning Lawyer confidential?

    Journey Through Justice

  21. Can a Beginning Lawyer nominate the person he wishes to have appointed as his Inside Mentor?

  22. Can a Beginning Lawyer nominate the person he wishes to have appointed as his Inside Mentor?

    Can a Beginning Lawyer nominate the person he wishes to have appointed as his Inside Mentor?

  23. Can homeschool groups attend Journey Through Justice?

    Yes. Homeschool groups may attend Journey Through Justice on Mondays and Tuesdays. If your group wants to come on another day of the week, we will try to accommodate you, but we may not be able to provide free parking in our parking deck. Our program is designed for students in grades 4-12 , so we do ask that you make alternate arrangements for any younger siblings.
     

  24. Domestic and foreign attorneys seeking admission pro hac vice to appear in Superior and State Courts of Georgia should review Rule 4.4 of Uniform Superior Court Rules and its appendix. This rule, amended in September 2011, requires pro hac applicants to send a copy of their motion to appear to the Office of the General Counsel of the State Bar of Georgia. (There is no prescribed form for the motion.) In most circumstances, a per case per attorney fee of $200 is required. (The $200 fee can be paid by check or money order, made payable to the State Bar of Georgia). Where possible, applicants should include the name of the judge assigned to hear the motion/case and the case number of the action on the motion or in the body of the cover letter to the State Bar of Georgia. Applicants should inform the Office of the General Counsel of any upcoming hearing or trial date in the body of the cover letter. Applicants should file their notarized original motion with the court in which they seek to appear, and send a copy of the motion to the Office of the General Counsel at: Office of the General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Attn: Kathy Jackson, 104 Marietta Street NW, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30303. For additional information please contact Kathy Jackson at 404-526-8603 or kathyj@gabar.org.

  25. Ethics

    A judicial law clerk is not exempt, but he or she is deferred from TILPP compliance during the term of the clerkship. Although compliance is deferred, a judicial law clerk must still enroll with the Program using a form provided with State Bar of Georgia enrollment materials (Rule 8-104 (B)(1)(b)).

  26. Fee Arbitration

  27. Fee Arbitration

    Abraham Lincoln once emphasized the value of a lawyer's time when he said, "A lawyer's advice is his stock in trade." The value of the professional services of the lawyer are not easily measured since legal matters differ widely and no two factual situations are exactly alike. Therefore, in most instances, the fee will depend upon the factors involved in the specific case at hand and cannot be determined by any pre-established general fee schedule. The elements most often considered include:

    1. the time and labor required, the novelty and difficulty of the question involved, and the skill needed to perform the legal service properly; 

    2. the likelihood that the acceptance of the particular employment will preclude other employment by the lawyer; 

    3. the fee customarily charged in the locality for similar legal services;

    4. the amount involved and the results obtained;

    5. the time limitations requested by the client or by the circumstances; 

    6. the nature and length of the professional relationship with the client; 

    7. the experience, reputation, and ability of the lawyer or lawyers, performing the services; 

    8. whether the fee is fixed or contingent.

  28. How did the Georgia Law Honor Society begin?

    All courses entered into our CLE database are charged a $5 per hour per attorney fee. Sponsors of the seminars are required to pay this fee for courses held in Georgia. Attorneys are required to pay this fee for courses held outside of Georgia or in other circumstances such as online seminars when the sponsor does not pay the fee. An attorney can pay the $5 per hour fee to the State Bar of Georgia when attendance is reported to us, or can be billed on the Annual Report that is mailed in January of each year.

  29. How do I book a Journey Through Justice tour?

    Journey Through Justice tours are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and we begin accepting reservations five years in advance. Determine which dates are available by clicking the calendar HERE and confirm that your preferred date does not conflict with your school calendar (holidays, early release dates, testing). You may book a tour by contacting a member of the Law-Related Education Department:

    Deborah Craytor, director, Law-Related Education
    Email: deborahcc@gabar.org
    Phone: 404-527-8785

    Shannon Jenkins, program assistant, Law-Related Education
    Email: shannonj@gabar.org
    Phone: 404-526-8617

  30. How do I login to the website?

    Yes, 6 hours per year can be taken in a distance-learning format. These type of hours are called in-house hours and they are tracked on attorneys' CLE transcripts maintained by the State Bar of Georgia CLE department staff. An attorney can take 6 in-house hours per year and can carry forward 6 CLE hours to the next succeeding year.

  31. How do I obtain a disciplinary history?

    Any member seeking a disciplinary history that includes information about grievances or actions that are currently pending in confidential status, or about private discipline, should send their written request to the Office of the General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta Street, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, Attn: Deloise Mathews. The request must include the member's explicit authorization to release such information. Requests sent via email are not accepted. There is no cost to a member requesting their own disciplinary history.

  32. How do I opt out of SOLACE emails?

    If you do not wish to receive SOLACE emails, reply to any SOLACE email you receive and request to be removed from the mailing or follow the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any SOLACE email.

  33. How do I order a Letter of Good Standing?

  34. How do I order a Letter of Good Standing?

    A Letter of Good Standing is usually required for a member of the State Bar of Georgia to be admitted to practice in another jurisdiction. Letters of Good Standing include the attorney's name, Bar Number, address, current status and a history of any public disciplinary actions that have been taken against the attorney. If the jurisdiction you are applying to requires information about grievances or actions that are currently pending in confidential status, or about private discipline, please see the last paragraph below for instructions.

    Some jurisdictions require that the letter come from the highest court in the state. In Georgia, the highest court that you are required to be admitted in, in order to practice, is the Superior Court. However, you may have been separately sworn in to the Supreme Court of Georgia and/or the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

    The State Bar of Georgia is an official arm of the Supreme Court, but if the jurisdiction in which you are applying requires you to submit a letter from the highest court to which you are admitted (i.e., Supreme Court of Georgia, Court of Appeals of Georgia, etc.), you must contact those courts directly, (but only if you are admitted to them) to request a letter of good standing. Otherwise, if you have only been admitted in Superior Court, a letter of good standing from the State Bar of Georgia will be sufficient.

    Letters are available from the Membership Department at a cost of $15 for the first letter and $5 for each additional letter requested at the same time. Requests for Letters of Good Standing will be processed and mailed out each business day. Cutoff time for receipt of orders is 12 p.m. If your order indicates that you would like to pick up your letter, you will be notified by email or phone when the letter is ready. To order a letter after 12 p.m. for same day pick up, an additional charge of $20 will apply for expedited letters. To receive a Letter of Good Standing your Membership Dues must be current.

    To order your letter of good standing please login by clicking here and proceed to the storefront. To order with a check by mail or courier, click here to download an order form.

    Any member seeking a disciplinary history that includes information about grievances or actions that are currently pending in confidential status, or about private discipline, should send their written request to the Office of the General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta Street, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, Attn: Deloise Mathews. The request must include the member's explicit authorization to release such information. Requests sent via email are not accepted. There is no cost to a member requesting their own disciplinary history.

  35. How do I order a Membership Certificate that is suitable for framing?

    Any active member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia is eligible to order a personalized membership certificate. Printed on ivory parchment paper, these certificates are stamped with the official seal of the State Bar and signed by the current president. Unframed certificates are $25.

    Framed membership certificates are double-matted in black and gold and enclosed in a gold wood frame. Complete with a hook for easy hanging, they are available for $50.00.

    To order your certificate, please login by clicking here and proceed to the storefront.

  36. How do I order a Photo ID?

    A photo ID card is a convenient and quick way to identify you as a State Bar of Georgia member.

    To order your photo ID, please login by clicking here and proceed to the storefront.

    Once you make your purchase, you will need to email membership@gabar.org and attach a high-resolution picture. Be sure to include your Bar Number. The State Bar of Georgia reserves the right to decide if the photo you provide is appropriate for use on your State Bar of Georgia photo ID.

    If you would prefer to pay by check, mail $11 to Membership, State Bar of Georgia, Suite 100, 104 Marietta Street, Atlanta GA 30303. Be sure to include your Bar Number with the request.

    (If you don't have the ability to send a photo electronically, you may mail those to Membership as well. Be sure to include your Bar Number on all requests.)

  37. How does a Beginning Lawyer enroll in TILPP?

    All Mentors receive copies of the program brochure from ICLE of Georgia whenever a live version of the event is scheduled. To arrange a video rental or internet streaming of a previously recorded “Mentor Orientation Program” contact ICLE of Georgia at icle@iclega.org or 800-422-0893 (toll free).

  38. How does a Beginning Lawyer enroll in TILPP?

    Beginning Lawyers don’t enroll in TILPP until after admission to practice in Georgia. Once admitted to practice, the TILPP Enrollment form is a portion of the material submitted when registering with the State Bar of Georgia. When the TILPP Enrollment form is received and processed, Beginning Lawyers are given additional TILPP compliance information, including a checklist and manuals. COMPLIANCE WITH TILPP IS MANDATORY. State Bar enrollment materials must include TILPP Enrollment form.

  39. How is JDPP authorized?

    Yes

  40. How is a mock trial selected for my tour?

    We generally select a mock trial for your students to perform based on the law lesson topic you select. Once you select a lesson, you will receive an email with a brief description of your trial and a list of speaking roles. We ask that you select your best readers as it makes the trial go more smoothly. Students not assigned roles will serve as jurors.

  41. How many SOLACE emails will I receive?

    Each SOLACE request generates only one email. You can expect to receive one or two emails per month. If you are able to assist, the email will contain information regarding how to contact the person in need or that person’s representative. If you are not able to assist, there will be no further contacts regarding the request.

  42. I've been fired but the client still owes part of my fee. May I keep her file until she pays?

    Journey Through Justice

  43. If I am a judicial law clerk, does the Transition Into Law Practice Program apply to me?

    The following touch-enabled mobile devices: iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS6+, and Kindle Fire.

  44. If I have already paid active dues for the year, would a portion of my dues be refunded if I become inactive?

    All of the materials necessary to enroll with the State Bar of Georgia are available on the website and can be accessed by clicking here.

  45. If I have not practiced in Georgia for a long period of time and have not changed my status to inactive, can I make my status inactive retro active back in time?

  46. If I live out of state and do not practice in Georgia, am I required to go inactive?

  47. Is there a lunch break during the tour?

    Yes. Students and teachers should bring a sack lunch; we provide soft drinks. There will not be an opportunity to leave the tour to purchase lunch. Do not order lunch as we cannot accommodate deliveries. Additionally, we do not have a microwave or vending machine.

  48. Journey Through Justice

    How do students prepare for the mock trial?

  49. Judicial District Professionalism Program

    The Program operates independently from the disciplinary systems presently in place with the Office of General Counsel and the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The JDPP is informal, private and voluntary rather than formal and mandatory, and it does not address violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct or violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct.

  50. Membership,Resources

    Membership,Resources

  51. Prosecutors, Solicitors: Contact your supervisor or the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia at 404-969-4001. Public Defenders: Contact your supervisor or the Public Defender Standards Council at 404-232-8900. Other Beginning Lawyers employed by large legal organizations or large law firms: Contact your supervisor to determine if your organizations or law firm has a Master Mentoring Plan in place for newly admitted attorneys to comply with TILPP requirements.

    Yes.

  52. Website

  53. What are sponsor fees and attorney fees?

    Formal Advisory Opinion 97-3 holds that a lawyer who is leaving a firm may ethically notify those clients he or she has actively represented. The communication may be oral or written. The lawyer may advise the client of the lawyer's departure, provide a new address, and notify the client of the lawyer's willingness to provide legal services to the client.

  54. What browsers are supported for viewing your website?

    Internet Explorer 8 and 9, Firefox 3.6+, Chrome 13+ and Safari 5+ (the Mac version). 

  55. What do I do upon the completion of my judicial clerkship?

    Complete and submit the Completion of Judicial Clerkship Form to the State Bar of Georgia Transition Into Law Practice Program. Upon receipt of your completion form, you will receive complete information about how to enroll in TILPP, or how to request an exemption from TILPP.

  56. What do students receive as members of the Georgia Law Honor Society?

  57. What does JDPP not handle?

    * Lawyer/client disputes. Inquiries by clients or other members of the public are handled by the Consumer Assistance Program or other appropriate State Bar programs.
    * Fee disputes. These can be handled by the Fee Arbitration Program of the State Bar.
    * Employment matters. Example: Allegation that managing attorney sexually harasses associates and support staff.
    * Lawyer/vendor disputes. Example: Court reporter alleges that lawyer has not paid bill.
    * Disciplinary matters. Example: Lawyer receives trust account check from opposing counsel; check bounces.

  58. What if I want to participate in Journey Through Justice but can't travel to the Bar's headquarters?

    We do have alternatives available; please contact a member of the Law-Related Education Department for details.

  59. What is covered in the Museum of Law?

    The Museum of Law contains walls on such topics as the civil rights movement, independent judiciary, the death penalty, and famous Georgia and U.S. cases. You may select one of these walls as the focus of your museum visit, or you may choose to have your docent select the museum content to be covered. The list of available focus areas can be found on the website. The museum tour begins with a 12-minute film called "Reel Justice," a compilation of 75 clips from Hollywood movies dealing with the law and lawyers.

  60. What is the Georgia Law Honor Society?

    Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

  61. What will happen once I schedule my Journey Through Justice?

    1. You will receive a checklist, which includes the list of law lessons and museum topics, that will need to be filled out, and returned within seven business days.
    2. Once the checklist has been returned, you will receive the official confirmation email that contains all of the logistics and details for the visit.
    3. After the confirmation email you will receive your mock trial roles.
    4. You will get a one-week email reminder if we have not received your list of student names.
    5. A three-day "Are You Ready" email, summarizing our understanding of the logistical details for your tour. If you do not receive these emails, please check your junk or spam folders first, then contact us by email or telephone.

  62. Where can I file a complaint against my attorney or report a problem with my attorney?

  63. Where can I find information regarding the application process to appear pro hac vice before the State Board of Workers' Compensation?

    What is the Judicial District Professionalism Program (JDPP)? JDPP is an informal, private, and voluntary program developed by the Bench and Bar Committee of the State Bar to improve the profession and bolster public confidence in the judicial system. The goal of the JDPP is to promote professionalism through increased communication, education, and the informal use of local peer influence to open channels of communication on a voluntary basis. While no judge or lawyer is required to cooperate or counsel with the JDPP, the Program is intended as a source of support for all Georgia judges and lawyers in maintaining and enhancing the professionalism of the legal system.

  64. Where do we park if we're traveling by bus?

    Do not unload the bus in front of the building. Your bus driver should continue past our building to the traffic light at Fairlie Street. Turn right on Fairlie Street, and then take the first right-hand turn into the alley behind our building. Look on the right-hand side of the alley for the sign which says "Unloading/Loading Here for Journey Through Justice." Once the students have exited the bus, the bus should park on the right-hand side of the alley, between the base of the stairs and Loading Bay #3. The bus should remain there until the end of the tour, as we reload students there rather than on the street to avoid blocking traffic in the afternoon.

    In the event of rain or other inclement weather, students should exit the bus into Loading Bay #3 itself, where we will be waiting, so that they can stay as dry as possible. The bus should follow the parking directions above.

  65. Where do we park if we're traveling by car?

    If you will be traveling by private cars instead of a bus, you should park in our parking deck at the corner of Spring Street and Marietta Street (adjacent to our building); we will validate your parking, so please bring your parking ticket in with you. Also, please bring lunches and anything else you will need for the day. Cars should come to the sixth floor of the parking deck and drop off students at the door marked “Entrance to Conference Center,” where a docent will be waiting for them, before parking. Once you park, you should return to the conference center entrance, which will put you on the third floor of the building. The docent or a security officer will direct you to an available conference room, where we will assemble until everyone in the group has arrived and we can proceed to our classroom for the day (SB-1), which is located on the sub-basement level. 

    Please note: Most passenger vans will not fit in our parking garage due to height. Please contact a member of the LRE Department for alternative parking options if you plan on traveling by passenger van.

  66. Where is the State Bar of Georgia located?

    We are at 104 Marietta Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

    Driving directions:

        From the East on I-20: Take the Windsor-Spring Exit. Turn right on Spring Street. Turn right on Marietta Street.

        From the West on I-20: Take the Windsor-Spring Exit. Turn left on Spring Street. Turn right on Marietta Street.

        From the South on 75-85: Take Andrew Young International Boulevard Exit. Turn left on Andrew Young International Boulevard. Turn left on Centennial Parkway. Turn left on Marietta Street.

        From the North on 75-85: Take Williams Street Exit. Turn right on Andrew Young International Boulevard. Turn left on Centennial Parkway. Turn left at Marietta Street.

        From Marta -- Five Points Station: Exit the train station heading towards Peachtree Street. Turn left out of the station onto Peachtree Street. Follow Peachtree Street to Marietta Street. Turn left on Marietta Street. Follow Marietta Street for four blocks.

  67. Who is exempt from TILPP?

  68. Who qualifies for assistance through SOLACE?

    CLICK HERE to download the Name Change Form. This is a fillable form, which may be completed online before you print it for a signature. Please fax or mail this form.

  69. Who receives SOLACE emails?

    Initially, attorneys who are members of the State Bar of Georgia will receive SOLACE emails. Anyone within the legal community can be added at their request.

  70. Why are Mentors required to have minimum levels of professional liability insurance or the equivalent?

  71. Yes

  72. Yes

    The Online Directory is a direct reflection of the State Bar of Georgia's membership database. To change this information, you can change your address online by clicking here, write an email to membership@gabar.org or send a fax to the Membership Department at 404-527-8747.

  73. Yes

    The student will lose their membership and will not receive a membership certificate and pin. Additionally, graduating seniors will not be able to purchase purple honor cords.

  74. Yes

  75. Yes

    Complete the Exemption Affidavit which is a portion of the paperwork required in order to enroll with the State Bar of Georgia.

  76. Yes

    Confidentiality is of paramount concern. If you have a need, a SOLACE coordinator will work with you to write an email that explains the need and maintains your confidentiality. You will need to provide contact information for potential donors, but you are encouraged to use an anonymous email address for this purpose if you are concerned about confidentiality. Depending on the nature of the request, you may also wish to designate a family member to receive the SOLACE responses.

  77. You would simply need to send a check for the difference in active and inactive dues for that year. Be sure to include your Bar Number and a note that you would like to become active. The check should be sent to:

    State Bar of Georgia
    P.O. Box 102054
    Atlanta, GA 30368-2054