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Home & School Association Presents Mr. J.Tom Morgan January 15
January 8th, 2014
The Home & School Association Assemblies Committee is proud to present J.Tom Morgan as our next speaker. Mr. Morgan will
speak to the students at an assembly on Friday, January 17, following his parent presentation on Wednesday, January 15, at 7 p.m. in the Young Center. Parents, please be sure to save this event on your calendars. His book Ignorance is No Defense, A Teenager’s Guide to Georgia Law will be available for sale to parents that evening for $10. Students and parents will be able to purchase the book via FACTS.
Mr. Morgan is a nationally renowned expert on crimes against children and a top defense attorney in the state of Georgia. Due to his work with children, he has appeared on several national television shows, such as 48 Hours, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show. He worked for the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office for 20 years, 12 of those as the DeKalb County District Attorney, and now owns a private practice, serving as a trial lawyer specializing in criminal defense and civil litigation. Mr. Morgan is licensed to practice in Georgia and North Carolina. He has spent his life as an advocate for children, helping young people avoid becoming victims but also helping them not become perpetrators of crimes. A well-known speaker, he shares many of his experiences as a prosecutor and defense attorney with teenagers and parents and explains over 100 Georgia laws that impact teenagers in his book. He followed this book with Ignorance is No Defense, A College Student’s Guide to North Carolina Law. We are thrilled J.Tom Morgan will be speaking to the students and parents about such important and necessary information. If you attended his speech four years ago, you will remember how valuable and eye-opening it was. As laws are constantly changing and new issues with teens are presented, we highly encourage our parents to attend this event.