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Author: Judge Stephen Dillard

Judge Stephen Dillard Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard is a presiding judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia. He was appointed to the court in 2010 after chairing the appellate practice group at James, Bates, Pope & Spivey in Macon. Since his appointment, he’s been reelected twice by Georgia voters.

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Stephen Dillard Investiture

I Wish I'd Known: Judge Stephen Dillard

November 01, 2019

I was a bit of a late bloomer. I did well enough in high school and college, but I didn’t get serious about my study habits and career goals until law school. So when I arrived in Jackson, Mississippi, in the blazing-hot summer of 1993, I was terrified

Zealous Attorneys

A zealous lawyer's duties go beyond the client

August 30, 2016

One of the first things law students are taught is that, as lawyers, they will be expected to “zealously represent” their clients. But what exactly does this mean? Unfortunately, the imagery conjured by this turn of phrase only serves to perpetuate the pernicious notion—held by many non-lawyers—that lawyers will do anything