Years ago, an experienced lawyer and mentor told me: “Richard, a hearing is a hearing is a hearing.” I had asked him about doing a restitution hearing and how I did not know how to do one. His response was meant to show me that since I already knew how to conduct a hearing, I would be able to conduct a restitution hearing. Of course, he was right.
Throughout the years, it would be impossible to know and remember all the things that I have learned and to recognize all the people who have helped me. What I do know, is that no person can learn to be a professional, in whatever profession, without the help of others.
When I read case law and legal treatise, I often think about the attorneys that came before me. Every aspect of our law, and every aspect of our legal procedures was developed by attorneys and legal scholars that have long since passed away. Yet, those pioneers live on through their scholarship.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to learn from people who gave their entire careers to advance our legal system and the rights of ordinary people. No system is perfect, the American legal system and the legal system in Georgia have come a long way.
As we come near the end of 2017, I want to reaffirm the aspirations I have for this law office. It is important to me that we do our best to make sure every person who calls this office is treated with the utmost respect and dignity. It is important to me that the people who have chosen to hire our office receive our best legal work, while at the same time our best effort at understanding their concerns.
To anyone reading this blog, let me thank you for taking the time to make yourself better informed about our legal system. Let me also thank you for allowing all of us at this office the opportunity to serve you.
No person should face an arrest without the assistance of the best Georgia lawyers on their side. No person should face serious Georgia DUI Penalties without speaking to our office. Thank you in advance for your confidence in us.