Lawrence Zimmerman- GACDL President
On a whim, almost twenty-two years ago after graduating law school, I decided to move to Atlanta instead of moving home to Miami, Florida where I had already paid to take the Florida bar. Instead, I decided to move to Georgia and live with my best friend and take the Georgia bar. After paying the late fee for the application, I studied and studied and took the exam. As everyone knows, you must wait about three months until you get your results. During that time, I needed to find a job, and I wanted one as a criminal defense lawyer. I must have called every single attorney in the then Martindale-Hubbell one-thousand-page book asking if they were looking for an associate. Everyone told me to reach back out once I passed the bar exam.
I have no recollection with whom I spoke with (it could have been one of you), but one lawyer told me to contact GACDL because in that lawyer’s opinion it is a great organization which could assist me in not only connecting with other lawyers but give me the knowledge I would need to be a great criminal defense lawyer...