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Judges retain 'absolute discretion' on guardian ad litem appointments

...that the Augusta Bar Association's Family Law Section approved as meeting the necessary...to appoint guardians and that the family law group's recommendations were only...as information.""The bar's family law division is trying to start a strong...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-16/judges-retain-absolute
Missing persons cases frustrate families, law enforcement

Using data from local sheriff's offices and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, The Augusta Chronicle found 46 active cases in the Augusta area.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-01/missing-persons-cases-frustra
Columbia County mother faces jail time if past guardian ad litem fees left unpaid

...and virtually no oversight in their billing.After the newspaper's investigation, the Augusta Bar Association's Family Law Section overhauled the program's billing, training and professional conduct policies to provide general oversight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-03/columbia-county-mother
Silicon Valley company starts to take court disputes online

...at least initially, have the ability to relieve overburdened courts of small claims cases, traffic fines and some family law matters. But Goodenough and other experts envision a future in which even more complicated disputes are resolved online...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-12/silicon-valley-company-starts-take-
2 guardians ad litem recommended for reappointment despite allegations

...evaluations.Angel Kendrick and Ja net Weinberger are among nine guardians that executive committee members of the bar's family law division have recommended judges approve for appointments in Augusta's Judicial Circuit when they meet later this month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-12/2-guardians-ad-litem-r
Judge drops contempt order against mother

...and virtually no oversight in their billing.After the newspaper's investigation, the Augusta Bar Association's Family Law Section overhauled the program's billing, training and professional conduct policies to provide general oversight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-05/judge-drops-contempt-o
Law Day sparks oath renewals

...restrictions and virtually no oversight in their billing.The executive committee of the Augusta Bar Association's Family Law Section significantly revised the program's billing, training and professional conduct policies to give general oversight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-07/law-day-sparks-oath-renewals
Augusta guardian ad litem program overhauled

...overbilling them in court.The new guidelines ? written by the executive committee of the Augusta Bar Association's Family Law Section ? significantly revise billing, training and professional-conduct policies to provide general oversight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-15/augusta-guardian-ad-li
Take into perspective how well you can see

...divorce attorneys. According to the Web site FindLaw.com, online searches for "divorce" and related phrases such as "family law" and "child custody" jumped 50 percent during this season.Experts say the decision to separate usually begins after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-12/take-perspective-how-well-you
Augusta lawyer Ricardo Bravo enjoys helping the underdog

...That was my first lesson on eminent domain and my interest in law."Bravo practices mostly personal injury law, family law and criminal law concentrating on DUIs and felonies. He said he likes helping people rather than corporations."I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2013-09-08/augusta-lawy