How does the local court system affect our daily lives? What happens in local court rooms and why should we care? Are judges appointed or elected and why does that matter? These and other questions will be answered by District Attorney Meg Heap and former at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St.
The event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia (LWVCG) and sponsored by Bouhan Falligan, Attorneys and Counselors at Law. The event is free but attendees need to register at Eventbrite.
An upcoming measure on the mid-term election ballot illustrates the importance of under- standing the court system. Called the Georgia State Business Court Amendment, the measure would amend the Georgia Constitution to add a special court to decide business- related legal cases. This change and other important court-related issues will be discussed at the forum. “Judges and courts have a significant impact on our daily lives and we entrust them to make important decisions that affect us,” said Cuffy Sullivan, President of the LWVCG. This presentation is part of the League’s effort to support the community by offering programs to inform and activate the public on issues across the local political spectrum. The full schedule of events can be found at the League of Women’s Voters web site: www.lwvcga.org. The 99-year old League of Women Voters has been called the most respected and effective grassroots organization in the country. Membership is open to men and women of all ages.