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Lawyers Fight to Maintain Presence in General Assembly

April 2016
Daily Report

In an article published by the Daily Report on April 12, 2016, David N. Dreyer discusses how the Georgia General Assembly’s growing deficiency in lawyer-legislators could create future challenges for proposed legislation. The article describes how the number of lawyers serving in Georgia’s legislature has dropped in recent years, and that of the current 232-member general assembly, only 42 legislators hold law degrees. "You have a lot of committees without any lawyer-legislators on them whatsoever," says Dreyer. "It makes it very difficult when you're crafting a law if you don't understand how statutes are interpreted in real life." Subscribers may access the full article here.