Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Bar Roundup

So yesterday was the bimonthly Western Circuit Bar Association meeting. It was announced that Upshaw Bentley had received a Robert Benham lifetime achievement award for community service at last week's State Bar meeting in Atlanta. Judge Bailey from the Northern Circuit was the guest speaker. John Barrow was in the hizzie, and got "recognized" by President Ken Kalivoda as "now being a resident of Savannah." Heh...that was a little amusing.

Meanwhile, you'll be happy to know that your county tax dollars (I mean you really will be happy...not sarcastically...unless you're fishplate or dawgcorleone and don't want government collecting money in the first place, much less spending it on anything useful) are going in part to renovate the State Court courtroom, starting in mid-February. The jury box will be expanded to accomodate the much-more-frequent 12-person juries in State Court these days, and the courtroom will be brought much closer to the state of the art in technology and such, not to mention aesthetic enhancements.

4 comments:

hillary said...

So they're gonna buy some wallpaper glue with that, I assume?

Publius said...

I understand the bulk of the renovation money is to go to Thomas Kinkaide paintings and Precious Moments figurines.

DoubleDawgDareYa said...

I think they're gonna get some neat little Martha Stewart baskets....and, um, paint...yeah, lots of paint. It's gonna be fabulous.

Fishplate said...

Oooh - an AthPo shout-out!

Actually, I love it when my Government taxes me and spends it on something useful...and I prefer local taxes to the IRS. I woudl pay the same amount as I do now without a squawk, if it never left the state, but went instead to something I could see, touch or taste without acquiring even more useless Delta miles...

And, having worked in some pretty dreary places, new lace curtains can sometimes be justified.