In cities all across the United States, both large and small, at least one million women, men and children marched this weekend to protest the abuse of power and to regain power from those presently in power. They were protesting the Machiavellian power dynamic that runs rampant now. They were contending that this dynamic is antiquated and destructive and must yield. Social science shows that they are correct.
As native from central Florida, when I moved to Atlanta one of my immediate goals was to get immersed in the local culture, including the local sports teams. And like many other young Atlantans during the 2014-2015 season, I found the Atlanta Hawks to be a quality source for entertainment. The Hawks had a historic turn-out of representation in the All-Star game that season and the announcer for that event described performing in the All-Star Game as a "lights-on" moment, where the players were not just representing their team but themselves as individual players. I thought a lot about that expression in life outside of basketball and what "lights on" moments we all have in our life, particularly how it applies in family law.
Over and over again at the national and state family law conferences to which we are invited to attend and present, there is an ongoing conversation about changes to the practice of law, and in particular, the changes to the practice of family law. Several years ago, that was marked with developing limited scope representation. A common theme these days is the lawyer's role as problem-solver or peace-maker.
Tonight's post about keeping your children out of jail in a custody battle was written by our Marietta family law attorney, Alyssa Blanchard.
Tonight's post about how we define families in Family Law, was written by our Savannah Family Law Attorney, David Purvis.
In my last post, I wrote about the need to reconfirm universal truths. The story I'll talk about tonight has to do with just how far we humans can go in losing our grasp on those universal truths, on how contempt is viewed from the eye of the beholder.
This evening I had the great pleasure of experiencing Marietta Center for Advanced Academics' Evening of the Arts held at the Marietta High School's new performance auditorium.