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Attorneys, Deerfield-Windsor students celebrate Law Day

Panel of legal experts answer questions from attorneys and mock trial students at Merry Acres in Albany. (Source: WALB) Panel of legal experts answer questions from attorneys and mock trial students at Merry Acres in Albany. (Source: WALB)
DWS students huddle for photo with U.S. Attorney Peeler and Federal Judge Abrams. (Source: WALB) DWS students huddle for photo with U.S. Attorney Peeler and Federal Judge Abrams. (Source: WALB)
Dougherty Bar President John Kirbo with Justice Abrams and U.S. Attorney Peeler. (Source: WALB) Dougherty Bar President John Kirbo with Justice Abrams and U.S. Attorney Peeler. (Source: WALB)

Albany attorneys and students celebrated Law Day a week early.

Mock trial students from Deerfield-Windsor School, along with Dougherty County lawyers, enjoyed a rare chance to hear from two high-level federal appointees about the justice system.

Federal Judge Leslie Abrams and U.S. Attorney Charlie Peeler answered questions about the constitution and other topics.

"It's really rare to get two good presidential appointees like that in those positions to come and speak to our bar, to really speak to the separation of powers, being that they both operate in that framework, one under the Executive Branch, the U.S. Attorney, and one under the Judicial Branch," said John Kirbo, the Dougherty County Bar president and attorney at Kirbo and Kirbo.

Earlier, retired Court of Appeals Judge Herb Phipps joined State Bar of Georgia President-elect and former Dougherty County District Attorney Ken Hodges and Magistrate Judge John Stephenson for a panel discussion on trial rules and ethics.

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