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Customer No-Service

07/06/2017 Lori Duff 0

I work in a law office.  And, working in a law office, we get more calls from the jail than your average business that isn’t a bail bondsman might.  In fact, getting calls from the […]

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Legalese — Citizens Arrest!

07/03/2017 Lori Duff 0

“Citizen’s Arrest!”  We’ve all heard that term on TV and in the movies – but is it really a thing?  In Georgia it is. O.C.G.A. §17-4-60 says that a “private person may arrest an offender […]

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Ghost Tour

06/26/2017 Lori Duff 0

I found myself in Savannah, GA for a work conference and, because this sort of thing is what passes for a vacation for my family, I dragged them all along.  They entertained themselves during the […]

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Legalese — Stop Signs

06/25/2017 Lori Duff 0

A stop sign is so familiar looking that even a child who is too young to read can recognize the red octagon for what it is.  However, my experience as a Municipal Court Judge tells […]

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I Hate My Son

06/19/2017 Lori Duff 0

It’s probably wrong on a fundamental level for me to be so insanely jealous of my own child that I kind of hate him a little bit.  Jacob, whose friends are clearly of a higher […]

Legalese

Legalese — Jaywalking

06/18/2017 Lori Duff 0

Jaywalking is another of those legal terms that people bandy about without knowing the technical definition.  It goes hand in hand with the phrase “pedestrians have the right of way.”  So when do pedestrians really […]

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There’s a Salad in my Bathroom

06/13/2017 Lori Duff 0

    One of the most interesting things about being a parent is how often you find yourself saying things that you never thought you’d say.  There are plenty of sentences that have flown out of […]

Legalese

Legalese — Habeas Corpus

06/12/2017 Lori Duff 0

Habeas Corpus is one of those legal terms that most people seem to have heard of at some point, but can’t quite define.  They know it has something to do with someone being arrested, and […]

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Wonder Woman

06/07/2017 Lori Duff 0

It should surprise absolutely no one who has met me for more than 20 minutes that I went to see the new Wonder Woman movie the minute I was able, which was actually the day […]

Legalese

Legalese — Emojis and the Law

06/03/2017 Lori Duff 0

Last week I wrote about how spouting off on Facebook could be a potential felony.  This week, I’d like to get into another odd subject dealing with social media and emails – emojis. It’s hard […]

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Mr. Talky

05/30/2017 Lori Duff 0

I boarded the plane with the dread I always feel when required to sit next to strangers.  Who will be next to me?  Do they have the same hygiene standards as me?  Do they have […]

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2017 Boys & Girls Club 5k

05/24/2017 Lori Duff 0

This Saturday, May 27, 2017, marks the 9th Annual Walton County Boys & Girls Club 5k.  All proceeds from this event go to benefit the local Club. The course is flat and easy, and state […]

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Participation Awards Bingo

05/22/2017 Lori Duff 0

As the school year winds down, we find ourselves joyfully celebrating our children’s successes and patiently celebrating the successes of the other children in their classes that we might or might not know.  Yes, I’m […]

Legalese

Legalese — Separation of Powers

05/21/2017 Lori Duff 0

“Separation of Powers.”  It’s a phrase that you may or may not remember from your 7th grade social studies class when you (hopefully) learned basic civics.  But what does it really mean, and how does […]

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Say, “Ahhhhh”

05/16/2017 Lori Duff 0

It isn’t terribly pleasant when a doctor has me open up my mouth so they can get a peek at my throat.  I have a tendency to gag on the tongue depressor, and I find […]

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Twenty-Five Years Later

05/08/2017 Lori Duff 0

If you want to feel old, mark the passing of a quarter century since you’ve accomplished something.  Such was how I felt when I walked into the room of old people at my 25th college […]

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Legalese — Limited Driving Permits

05/06/2017 Lori Duff 0

Living in the state of Georgia, where a comprehensive public transportation isn’t generally found (or desired), losing one’s driver’s license can be devastating.  If you don’t have a driver’s license, you may very well have […]

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Boots and Bowties

05/04/2017 Lori Duff 0

The Walton County Boys & Girls Club is hosting its annual Boots and Bowties event on May 12, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the Engine Room in Monroe. This event features a  chef […]

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