Motivated by the tragic Charleston church shooting, which claimed the lives of nine people, Belulah Grove Baptist Church Senior Pastor, Sam Davis, takes a proactive approach to deterring crime and protecting his congregation.
The Augusta Chronicle highlights Pastor Davis’s recent collaboration with members of the police and fire department to teach his congregation how to best protect themselves from violent crime. In addition to congregation training, church security is working with former police officers to develop a new safety strategy for the church.
Georgia community leaders and local business owners should take an example from this proactive approach to violence prevention. Many law enforcement offices, such as The Douglasville Police Department, offer free crime prevention courses for citizens and business owners.
Victims of Property Violence: Know Your Rights
Guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. By law, Georgia property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should a property owner fail in this critical duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or deaths which occur as a consequence.
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You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:
A LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.
– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.
If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.
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