Tag Archives: State Bar

Political Notes — Settlement in State Bar’s complaint against Ralston?

Media reports say Speaker David Ralston and the State Bar of Georgia may be close to resolving a long-standing complaint against Ralston . . .

Tags: Chris Carr , David Ralston , early voting , ethics complaint , presidential poll , Senate race poll , State Bar

House votes to revise judicial watchdog agency

House legislation would shift appointments to the Judicial Qualification Commission from the State Bar to the Legislature . . .

Tags: appointments , JQC , State Bar , Wendell Willard

Political Notes – Has the plague hit Georgia? DPH investigates

Public health officials look at a possible incidence of “The Plague” in Georgia; a new special master is appointed for the David Ralston case . . .

Tags: black plague , Cindy Wang , David Ralston , department of public health , Jon Peters , Juvenile Justice , Patrick O'Neal , State Bar

Ralston admits sending money to client, but says he didn’t violate Bar rules

Speaker David Ralston files response to the State Bar complaint against him, says he did not violate the rules of professional conduct . . .

Tags: complaint , David Ralston , Georgia Supreme Court , rules of professional conduct , State Bar

Speaker Ralston is going to have to make a choice between his political and professional obligations

House Speaker David Ralston will have to contend with serious charges of unprofessional conduct filed by the State Bar of Georgia — can he be speaker and function as a lawyer at the same time? . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: allegations of professional misconduct , David Ralston , Georgia Supreme Court , State Bar

Speaker Ralston hit with complaint over his law practice

The State Bar of Georgia has asked the state Supreme Court to look into allegations of professional misconduct against House Speaker David Ralston . . .

Tags: complaint , David Ralston , Georgia Supreme Court , State Bar

Political Notes – University System names new research director

Angela Bell is the new director of the research arm of the University System and the Board of Regents . . .

Tags: Anti-Defamation League , Georgia Conservancy , Nathan Deal , State Bar , Tim Echols , University System

Political Notes – Chambliss, Isakson help block minimum wage bill

Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss vote with their Republican Senate colleagues to stop a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage . . .

Tags: David Wilkerson , DCH , GTLA , Johnny Isakson , Josh McKoon , minimum wage , Nan Orrock , rural healthcare grants , Saxby Chambliss , Stacey Evans , State Bar , Steve Henson

Political Notes – Some suggested upgrades for Georgia’s courts

A study committee has some ideas about how to improve the state’s judicial system; former legislator Kevin Levitas is mad as hell at the failure of a City of Lakeside bill . . .

Tags: Baxter International , City of Lakeside , Court system , department of public health , John Meadows , Judicial Council , Kevin Levitas , Lawton Stephens , Nathan Deal , State Bar

Evidence rules revision gets final passage

The Senate gives final approval to legislation rewriting the state’s rules of evidence for legal proceedings . . .

Tags: rules of evidence , State Bar , Wendell Willard