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For Immediate Release

May 1st, 2024

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Rockdale County Probate Court Chief Judge Gary Washington and Conyers-Rockdale Library System Library Services Director Brenda Poku have announced the “Behind the Bench: A Speaker Series on Probate Court Functions and Services.” The five-part series addresses various probate court-related topics, from wills and estate planning to guardianships and orders to apprehend.

Aligned with Law Day, the series aims to explain complex legal concepts through expert presentations and a panel discussion, promoting access to essential probate court functions and services. All events are free and open to the public.

The “Unlocking Legal Insights: A Law Speaker Series” will be hosted at the Nancy Guinn Public Library at 864 Green Street, Conyers, Georgia. The schedule for the series is as follows:

  • In the Land of Probate: A ‘Mr. Rogers’ Inspired Overview of the Rockdale County Probate Court Services and Initiatives

Date: June 8, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • In Safe Hands: A Basic Guide to Guardianships and Conservatorships

Date: July 13, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Legacy Planning: Navigating the Basics of Wills, Estate Planning, and Funeral Preparation for Peace of Mind

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Untangling the Estate: A Basic Guide to Estate Administration

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • From Court Orders to Access: A Panel Discussion on Adult Emergency Mental Health Resources Available in Rockdale County

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“We are excited to collaborate with the Conyers-Rockdale Library System to offer this informative and much-needed speaker series to the community,” said Judge Washington. “These events allow individuals to learn more about the Probate Court and its vital functions.”

Director Brenda Poku added, “Affiliation with the Rockdale County Courts ensures that our services are interconnected with the local legal system and resources available in the library. This association strengthens the credibility and reliability of our resources and services. Overall, our efforts aim to provide free professional services through the Law Library series by addressing the legal needs of our community, contributing to the overall well-being and empowerment of its citizens.”

For more information on the law speaker series, please contact Eliott Mosely at (770) 388-5040, ext. 117, or email emosely@conyersrockdalelibrary.org.