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GTLA Selects its 2017-2018 LEAD Class

By Ryals D. Stone The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has announced the selections for the 2017-2018 Leadership Education & Advanced Direction (LEAD) Program. Now beginning its fifth year, the widely-acclaimed LEAD Program serves to train and equip GTLA members who have been identified as potential leaders in the Association with the necessary tools to take the next steps in their ...

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When Mental Health Is At Issue

By Josh Silk The mental health privilege1 is one of, if not the most robust privilege in Georgia. It survives the patient’s death.2 It is not waived by silence.3 It is not waived by the presence of a necessary third party who witnesses the communication.4 A patient’s communications with a mental health provider are absolutely privileged, and yet, we often ...

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