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State Bar Building Access Temporarily Restricted

Although our physical offices remain closed, all of our staff are working remotely and are available to help. Additionally, the State Bar Parking Deck is open and available for member use only. 

We are monitoring CDC guidelines and information from the Georgia Department of Health and will reopen the buildings when it is safe to do so. With this, all events scheduled for any State Bar facility during this period have been cancelled. 

ICLE Update

The State Bar of Georgia has had to make the difficult but necessary decision to discontinue ICLE livestreams effective Nov. 23, 2020, given current public health concerns arising from the dramatic increase of COVID cases. Please know that Bar members will be able to fulfill their CLE requirements online as outlined in the Supreme Court of Georgia’s order dated Dec. 3, 2020.

In addition to ICLE’s current library of webcasts, ICLE has been operational this fall producing new content for members to fulfill CLE requirements virtually through on-demand webcasts. Please find a list of available webcasts here.

We will reevaluate and reassess the health situation as it evolves and provide future updates regarding new programming. The State Bar appreciates the volunteer efforts of all chairs and speakers, and hopes that you understand that this decision has been difficult to make. Protecting the health and safety of our staff and members is our paramount concern.

Public Resources

From the Governor

  • Executive Order by Gov. Kemp: Remote Notarization and Witnessing (04.09.20) (read more)
    (View suggested practices and FAQs for remote notarization from State Bar sections here.)
  • Executive Order by Gov. Kemp: Custodial Arrangements, etc. (04.03.20) (read more)
  • Executive Order by Gov. Kemp: Shelter-in-Place Order and Essential Legal Services (04.02.20) (read more)
  • Executive Order by Gov. Kemp: Real Estate Transactions (03.31.20) (read more)

From the Courts

  • From the Supreme Court: Tenth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (01.08.21) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Order Modifying Ninth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (12.23.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Ninth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (12.09.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Third Order Extending Temporarily Changing CLE Requirements (12.03.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Eighth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (11.09.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Seventh Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (10.10.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: October 2020 Online Bar Examination (09.24.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Sixth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (09.10.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Reimposition of Deadlines for Uniform Superior Court Rule 39.3.1 (08.14.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Fifth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (08.11.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Fourth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (07.10.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Third Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (06.12.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Second Order Extending Temporarily Changing CLE Requirements (05.28.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Restarting Cases and Reinstating Filing Deadlines (05.21.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Second Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (05.11.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Emergency Suspension and Deferral of Certain Provisions of the Rules and Regulations of the State Bar of Georgia Concerning Failure to Timely Pay License Fees (04.30.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Provisional Admission to the Practice of Law in Georgia (04.17.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (04.06.20) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Juvenile Court Rules Amendment (03.31.2020) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Probate Court Rules Amendment (03.31.2020) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Magistrate Court Rules Amendment (03.30.2020) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Municipal Court Rules Amendment (03.30.2020) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Superior Court Rules Amendment (03.27.2020) (read more)
  • From the Supreme Court: Real Estate Transactions by Video Conference (03.27.2020) (read more)
  • DeKalb Superior Court Domestic Standing Order (03.25.2020) (read more)
  • Chief Justice Announces Statewide Judicial Emergency (03.15.2020) (read more)
  • Supreme Court Order Temporarily Changes CLE Requirements (03.10.2020) (read more)
  • Letter from Fulton County Superior & Magistrate Courts

From the President

  • Extended Closure for State Bar Offices (04.24.20) (read more)
  • Supreme Court Reschedules July Bar Exam (04.17.20) (read more)
  • Follow-up and Update on Gov. Kemp's Executive Orders (04.15.20) (read more)
  • Plans for the 2020 Annual Meeting (04.10.20) (read more)
  • Executive Order by Gov. Kemp: Remote Notarization and Witnessing (04.10.20) (read more)
  • Gov. Kemp's Shelter-in-Place Order and Essential Legal Services (04.02.20) (read more)
  • Real Estate Transaction Executive Order by Gov. Kemp (03.31.20) (read more)
  • Extended Closure for State Bar Offices (03.24.2020) (read more)
  • Resources Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (03.23.2020) (read more)
  • State Bar Temporarily Closing (03.13.2020) (read more)

Member Resources

  • Resources for Georgia Lawyers During the Coronavirus Pandemic, including information regarding the Small Business Administration's Loans for Economic Injury  (read more)
  • Suggested Practices and FAQs for Remote Notarization (read more)
  • Contact Information for State Bar Staff (more information)
  • JQC Prepared to Assist in Ethical Dilemmas Surrounding Court Closures (read more)
  • Lawyer Assistance Program Ready to Help (read more)

CLE Information

  • 2019 CLE Late Fee Deadline extended to April 30 (read more)
  • Supreme Court waives 6-hour in-person CLE requirement through May 31, 2021 (read more)
  • Need CLE hours? ICLE has many online webcasts. (read more)

Office of the General Counsel

  • Submit Ethics Helpline Questions Through Online Portal (read more)
  • Notice to Respondents in Disciplinary Cases (read more)

Still Need Help?

If you haven't been able to find what you need and still need immediate assistance, please email sarahc@gabar.org