Legal innovation over the years

I recently came across a very well-written article that highlights some of the many technological innovations that have occurred in the practice of law over the past 100 years.  I thought it was very interesting to see how things have changed.  While most of the changes have been for the better, some might argue that others have not been so positive for the practice of law.

From this…..

to this…..

“While fundamental change can take decades, in the past 100 years legal professionals have eagerly adopted technological innovations, streamlined the law and launched new practice areas that were unimaginable….”

Source: 100 innovations in law; Images from Shutterstock.com

 

Adam Ferrell Elected as Solicitor General of Pierce County

Attorney Adam Ferrell was recently elected and took the oath of office as the Solicitor General for the State Court of Pierce County, Georgia.  The Solicitor General of Pierce County is a part-time elected position.  The primary responsibility of the Solicitor General is to investigate, charge, and prosecute misdemeanor violations of Georgia law and county ordinances that occur within Pierce County, Georgia.  In that regard, the Solicitor General works closely with law enforcement and other court personnel to ensure that such cases are handled efficiently and in a fair and equitable manner.

Because the position is a part-time position, Mr. Ferrell will continue to represent clients in his private practice in personal injury cases and family law cases, as well as other legal matters.

The Pierce County Solicitor’s Office is located in the Pierce County Courthouse at 3550 Highway 84W, Blackshear, Georgia 31516 (912-449-2049).

Ferrell is sworn-in by Pierce County Probate Judge Moye Howard

Ferrell is sworn-in by Pierce County Probate Court Judge Moye Howard

Adam Ferrell Named to Better Hometown Blackshear, Inc. Board of Directors

Attorney Adam Ferrell was recently named as a Director for the Better Hometown Blackshear, Inc. organization.  Ferrell is pleased to be given this opportunity to serve as part of this organization in downtown Blackshear with the other recently-named directors.

The Better Hometown Blackshear organization is a non-profit corporation that is a self-help community development program designed to improve the community’s quality of life through sound planning and implementation by community stakeholders.

The official website can be found here.

Adam Ferrell named to Waycross College Foundation Board of Trustees

Attorney Adam Ferrell was recently named as a Trustee for the Waycross College Foundation Board of Trustees.  Ferrell is pleased to be given this opportunity to serve and said he wants to assist the Foundation’s efforts in promoting Waycross College and supporting higher education in Waycross and the surrounding area.

The Waycross College Foundation was established in 1976 as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose primary mission is to provide financial support to Waycross College through student scholarships and grants, as well as campus events and programs that do not receive funding from the state of Georgia.

The official press release can be found here.

ADAM FERRELL, P.C. supports Waycross Service League’s 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Our law firm is a proud team sponsor for the Waycross Service League’s 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to be held at Okefenokee Country Club on Friday, July 27, 2012.  We appreciate the Waycross Service League’s charitable efforts and look forward to a great day of enjoyable golfing!

Left to right: April Ferrell and Tasha Musgrove of the Waycross Service League; Adam Ferrell; Amy McIntosh

Georgia Legal Food Frenzy 2012

I want to thank all of you who donated food to my law firm for this year’s “Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.”  The inaugural event was launched by Attorney General Sam Olens and coordinated by “City Representative” volunteers from the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, and I was pleased to serve as one of those City Representatives.  The results have been nothing short of phenomenal.  Over 600,000 pounds of food to benefit the State’s seven regional food banks was raised by law firms and legal organizations across the State.  Because of your contributions, our firm was able to collect over 130 pounds of food for local food banks.  We hope to collect even more next year.  Thanks again for making this event a success!

 

GO BEARS!!!

We would like to wish the Pierce County High School baseball team the best of luck as they play Appling County for the Region AA Championship on May 31, 2012.  The game will be played in Baxley, Georgia and is expected to begin at 6:00 PM.  Regardless of how the final game turns out, the Pierce County players should be proud of their accomplishments this season.  GO BEARS!!!

Freedom is not free…

Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday in May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Services.  It originates from “Decoration Day,” which was first observed three years after the end of the Civil War and which served as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.  In 1971, Congress made Memorial Day a federal holiday by official act.  In December 2000, Congress passed and the president signed into law “The National Moment of Remembrance Act.”  The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.

We should all be grateful for the sacrifices made by those who have served in the Armed Forces.  Not only have those individuals protected us from harm, but they have protected and secured the constitutional rights that we enjoy as citizens of this great country.  Among those are the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution that guarantee all citizens certain rights that are utilized in courts of law every day in both civil and criminal cases.  We should never take these rights and liberties for granted, and we should always remember those who have died to protect them.

Adam Ferrell named to “Super Lawyers Rising Stars”

Local attorney Adam Ferrell has been named to the Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2012.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.  No more than 2.5% of all lawyers in Georgia are selected to the Rising Stars list each year.

Mr. Ferrell is a graduate of Mercer University School of Law and was admitted to the Georgia bar in 2004.  His law office is located in downtown Blackshear, Georgia.  His firm focuses on plaintiff’s personal injury, family law, and criminal defense litigation.  He also presently serves as attorney for the City of Blackshear and prosecutor in the City’s municipal court.  Mr. Ferrell has served as past president of the Waycross Bar Association and currently serves as a Southern District representative on the Executive Council of the Young Lawyers Division for the State Bar of Georgia.  He also is currently President of the Waycross Jaycees and serves as a board member on the Satilla Health Foundation and Waycross College Foundation.  Mr. Ferrell and his wife April (Morgan), along with their son Jackson, reside in Pierce County.