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The State Bar offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton are open and stand ready to assist members in person if their comfort level allows. We do ask that you follow posted office guidelines if you plan on visiting the office in person, including wearing a mask and adhering to social distancing markers. Understand that our policies related to masks are changing consistent with CDC and local government guidance. Additionally, the State Bar Parking Deck is open and available for use.

While we are excited to bring back some in-person events and programs, we know that the situation is fluid and may require additional adjustments as we work toward a full return. We are monitoring the continuing impact of COVID-19 and its variants, as well as the potential risks that in-person gatherings may pose to our members and staff. As we monitor, we remain prepared to adjust and respond.

Reserving Meeting Space

One of the benefits of Bar membership is using the Bar facilities for law-related meetings. While most of the requirements for reserving rooms remain the same at the Bar Center, please be aware that masks must be worn inside the building and social distancing guidelines should be followed in rooms. Coffee is not being provided at this time. To reserve a room at the Bar Center, contact Faye First at fayef@gabar.org.

Reserving rooms in either of the satellite offices must be done 48 hours in advance and is on a first-come, first-served basis. With social distancing guidelines in place, there is a limit to the number of people that can be accommodated per room (max. 15). No outside food or drink is allowed, so plan to break for lunch off site. To reserve a room in the Savannah office, contact Kindall Harville at kindallh@gabar.org. To reserve a room in the Tifton office, contact LaCara Reddick at lacarar@gabar.org.

ICLE Update

The Institute of Continuing Legal Education of the State Bar of Georgia continues livestream programming and has added limited in-person attendance at many programs. Please know that Bar members may continue to fulfill their CLE requirements online as outlined in the Supreme Court of Georgia’s order dated May 14, 2021, or join ICLE in person.

In addition to livestream and limited in-person programming, ICLE maintains a library of webcasts with new content uploaded periodically for members to fulfill CLE requirements virtually through on-demand webcasts. Please find a list of available programs here.

We will continue to reevaluate and reassess the health situation as it evolves and provide future updates regarding programmatic changes. The State Bar appreciates the volunteer efforts of all chairs and speakers. Protecting the health and safety of our speakers, staff and members remains our paramount concern.

Public Resources

From the Courts

  • For updated resources on Georgia’s courts, including emergency orders by circuit and and index of court jury trial plans, please visit https://georgiacourts.gov/covid-19-preparedness/.
  • From the Supreme Court: Supreme Court Extends CLE Order: No limit on In-House and Distance Learning CLE in 2021 (read more)

Member Resources

  • View suggested practices and FAQs for remote notarization from State Bar sections here.
  • 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

  • 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 jenniferm@gabar.org