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DeKalb Citizens Continue to Reap Benefits from DA's Successful Lawyer Apprentice Program | People

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DeKalb Citizens Continue to Reap Benefits from DA's Successful Lawyer Apprentice Program
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Atlanta, GA--  The successful lawyer apprentice program begun more than a year ago by the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office continues to provide monetary and legal benefits to DeKalb County residents.

Last week six more apprentices -- who had been working at no cost to DeKalb County taxpayers and the District Attorney’s Office -- were sworn in as full members of the Georgia Bar. The apprentices are now authorized to perform any of the work conducted by any of the office’s full-time assistant district attorneys. They are still working at no cost to DeKalb County.

The apprentices are John Conyers Boyd of Atlanta, graduate of the John Marshall Law School; Joslyn Chae Jackson of Mableton, graduate of the Georgia State University College of Law and Elizabeth Grofic of Atlanta, graduate of The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

Other recently sworn in attorneys include Adam Ribner of Decatur, graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and Rhani Morris Lott and Drew Shumate, both of Atlanta and graduates of the Emory University School of Law.

The DeKalb County District Attorney apprentice program is the only one of its size and scope in Georgia according to the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia. Apprentices participate in all aspects of felony criminal prosecution under either the Georgia Third Year Practice Act or by special admission granted by the Supreme Court of Georgia. 

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