August Newsletter

From the Augusta Bar Association

As many of you are aware, Judge Carl Brown, Chief Judge of the Augusta Judicial Circuit, is spearheading a push to allocate additional resources for the improved administration of justice in Richmond County. We recognize that the burdens placed on our justice system, circuit and statewide, continue to grow. The Courthouse Annex Order and letter of support are attached for review. If you would like to include your signature on the letter, please contact Vic Hawk for further information.

Judge Brown LetterCourthouse Annex Order


The Augusta Bar Association will host the annual Bernard J. Mulherin Golf Tournament at The River Club on Thursday, September 24th. This will be a day to remember; featuring a Golf Tournament and delicious BBQ. All proceeds from the Golf Tournament and the Charity Gala and Silent Auction will go to benefit the ReStart Augusta.

As you may know, ReStart Augusta is a local 501(c)(3) organization which works to provide beds to children, families, and veterans in the Augusta area who cannot afford them. “Giving people a bed to sleep on” describes their mission. All funds received by ReStart go to purchase supplies to build beds. The labor required to make these beds is completely volunteer. Our goal is to raise funds help ReStart continue to provide beds for those who need them in the Augusta area. We would be grateful if you could support our golf tournament to help this remarkable charity. You will find the registration form below.

Golf Tournament Registration Form


Unfortunately, the Augusta Bar Association will not host its Annual CLE in December. However, The Supreme Court of Georgia has extended the waiver of the 6-hour in-person CLE requirement through March 31, 2021. You may find the Order detailing the extension below.
Supreme Court CLE Order


Legal Community Announcements

Hello All: Pursuant to a Judges meeting on July 27, 2020 and a circuit-wide Court Security meeting of August 4, 2020, the attached protocol has been updated indicating that masks will be required in the Courthouses and Courtrooms of the Augusta Judicial Circuit. The purpose of this protocol is to ensure the health and safety of the public, litigants, and employees in a systemic and consistent manner.Thank you for your attention and interest in this matter. Should you have any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Nolan E. Martin
Court Administrator, AJC
Courthouse Protocol


Grant Usry announces the The Usry Firm. You may reach Grant at:
Grant K. Usry
The Usry Firm, P.C.
1450 Greene St., Ste. 130
Augusta, GA 30901
grant@theusryfirm.com
706-833-8288


Other Announcements

FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED 1400 SQ FT OFFICE FOR LEASE, FURY’S FERRY RD MARTINEZ, 4 OFFICES, RECEPTION AREA, COPY FILE ROOM, KITCHEN, TWO BA. Contact Stephen Curry at lawyersteve604@gmail.com or (706) 724-8537


Please consider contributing to the Augusta Bar Foundation in 2020. For pledge cards or more information, contact Sam Nicholson at 706-722-8784 or sam@nicholsonrevell.com. More information can be found on our website at http://www.augustabar.org/augusta-bar-foundation.


Membership

Please send all Forms to augustabarassociation1895@gmail.com. If you have not already done so, please submit your dues for 2019. Dues for 2019 are $175. Please submit your dues with the dues notice.

New Member Application Forms

Please ensure your contact information for the Augusta Bar Directory Website is correct. You may access the Directory at http://www.augustabar.org/member-directory/. To update your contact information with the Bar, please use the Member Info Update Form.