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Jerry Landers

Jerry Landers

Probate and estate trial attorney and a registered mediator. Frequent speaker at probate and estate administration seminars and in various amusement and leisure industry settings. President of the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association, which provides legal and risk management services to amusement parks, skating rinks, bowling alleys and similar family entertainment centers.

Graduate of UGA and Emory. Lives in Georgia with his family. On Twitter @jaljr

Bob and Doug Come Home

I am a child of the 60s.  That means that I am a child of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, SkyLab, the Space Shuttle programs and the ISS.  I remember watching with white knuckles along with my …

Say It Ain’t So

After the infamous Black Sox scandal of 1919 when eight players on the mighty and heavily favored Chicago White Sox were alleged to have thrown the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds, there arose a s …

Assessing America’s Mood

The Global Assessment of Functioning Scale has been around for many years. It is a tool used by mental health professionals to quantify how well persons who suffer from mental illness are functioning …

To Mask…Or Not To Mask?

“To be…or not to be?”  Now, granted, it has been decades since I opened my copy of Shakespeare’s Works to consider the question which is familiar to generations of English literature stud …

Revisiting Defunding/Dismantling the Police

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secur …

The Value of Presidential Polls – In June

The most recent Fox News poll indicates that presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden has widened his lead over President Trump in the November presidential election.  The poll was taken between Ju …

Making History…and Erasing History

The past couple of weeks have been something to behold.  What started as a local protest calling for justice for George Floyd who tragically died at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25 has …

From Rodney King to George Floyd

The encounter involving Minneapolis police and George Floyd, which tragically resulted in Floyd’s death, was only a few days ago, and the news cycle has mushroomed into incessant coverage and images …

“Elections Have Consequences”

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) was out on Twitter on Wednesday complaining that the Trump administration and Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), are “packing the courts with right-wing i …

We Remember…and Are Grateful

Memorial Day, which we recognize on the last Monday in May, is set aside specifically to remember those who gave their lives in the service our country. There are always questions that arise on Memori …

Fake Noise and Fake Fans?

Not so long ago, Hank Williams, Jr. appeared on ABC every Monday Night and belted out “Are you ready for some football?”  Sports fans from coast to coast are ready, but are still faced with a …

Happy Mother’s Day From Planned Parenthood?

On a day when mothers and motherhood are celebrated across the country, does anyone else find this from Planned Parenthood to be more than just a little ironic? It does not take long going through the …

Things That Make You Go Hmmm – Vote by Mail Edition

I received an unsolicited application for an absentee ballot from my local election board the other day which would allow me to cast my ballot in the upcoming primary in Georgia without having to show …

On Air Reporter – Pants Optional

As we continue along in this new world of online meetings and virtual practically everything, we are all learning how to co-exist in an online or a broadcast environment.  There have been a numbe …

Why Are Some Democrat Women Clamoring to Be Joe Biden’s Running Mate?

Last year, seven women, including a woman named Tara Reade, came forward and accused Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat nominee for president, of inappropriate conduct. More recently Ms. Reade’s ac …

Is POTUS Leaving It Up To The States Or Not?

Last week, President Trump drew criticism for tweets calling for states to be liberated, for “encouraging” demonstrations supporting reopening states’ economies for business. After saying on Apr …

If We Weren’t Broke Before, We Will Be Soon

In a former life, I was a regular contributor to the editorial pages of the Marietta Daily Journal, my hometown newspaper.  In January, 2011, what seemed to me then to be a staggering number caug …

Microtyranny

Although I work in virtual self-isolation in my law office and, unlike so many others, have been able to maintain what passes as a normal routine, I am sitting here at my kitchen table wondering when …

Will Paper Money Survive the Pandemic?

The Greenback is under attack…again.  Some are wondering whether it is time to do away with cold hard cash – not because of inefficiency (it takes time to count and make change) and the lure …

Hugs, Handshakes and High Fives

Normal, in person, social intercourse is punctuated by greetings and conversations.  Often those greetings are initiated by a handshake or a hug.  Successes in sports, academics and other co …

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