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About the Robert E Andrews Law Library - Hall County

The Robert E. Andrews Virtual Law Library supports the needs of Hall County as well as County employees, Gainesville-Northeastern Bar Association, Hall County litigants and the general public. The Law Library has computer research capabilities using Westlaw as well as LexisNexis for your legal research needs.

About the Robert B Thompson Law Library - Dawson County

The Robert B Thompson Law Library serves citizens and patrons living and working in the Dawson County area. The Dawson County Law Library supplies many of the same information sources as the Robert E Andrews Library, but it does not have a full-time, dedicated staff member.

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History of the Robert E Andrews Law Library

Bob Andrews, as he was known, attended Bibb County public schools before moving to Moultrie, GA in 1939. Upon graduation from Moultrie High School in 1942, he volunteered for the United States Army Air Force and served with the 8th Air Force where he flew 34 combat missions over Europe including the D-Day invasion in 1944. For his service with the Air Force he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal on four occasions, the Good Conduct Medal, the European-Africa-Middle Eastern Theatre Medal, the American Theatre of Operations Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and the Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged in September 1945.

Bob Andrews graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law in 1949 with an LL.B. Law Degree, and received the degree of Juris Doctor from Mercer University in Macon, GA, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After graduation, Mr. Andrews was appointed to the staff of the Attorney General of Georgia where he became a trial attorney. In 1950, he moved to Gainesville, GA and established and enjoyed a high profile law practice for 50 years. In 1951 he married Katherine Perryman of Talbotton, GA, and they remained deeply in love until his death. He was very ably assisted in his law practice by his loyal legal assistant, Mrs. Joyce Tate, and practiced law in the Supreme Court of GA, the GA Court of Appeals, all federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. In 1970, Bob Andrews sponsored legislation to fund a law library in Hall County. He was greatly honored when the Hall County Law Library was re-named and dedicated as the Robert E. Andrews Law Library on April 28, 2004.

Known as Georgia's greatest legal mind, Mr. Andrews' trial and appellate work is known and studied nationwide. Bob Andrews was very active in civic and governmental affairs. In addition to his trial attorney duties, he served two terms for Hall County in the Georgia House of Representatives, and two terms as State Senator for Hall, Lumpkin, Dawson and Forsyth Counties in the Georgia Senate. His hobbies were history, poetry, music and antique automobiles. He was a past President of the Gainesville Bar Association, Kiwanis, Geneva's Coffee Club, Gainesville First United Methodist Church where he taught the Scrap Pile Class for many years, the Open Door Sunday School Class where he often ended the lesson with the following, "Look to this day, for today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of Happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope."

Purpose of the Robert E Andrews Law Library

The Robert E. Andrews Virtual Law Library supports the needs of Hall County as well as County employees, Bar Associations of Hall County, Hall County litigants and the general public.  With the Law Library being funded by court filing fees, it is supported by the legal/court system as part of the community for their use.

The primary function of the law library is for public use for the purpose of legal research.  The law librarian provides assistance in finding appropriate materials and suggesting possible resources but may not give advice or interpretation about specific legal situations which might constitute the unauthorized practice of law. The collection covers Georgia and Federal law and case law from other states.

History of the Robert B Thompson Law Library

Robert B. (Bob) Thompson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 20, 1922. He was considered a distinguished Marine Corps Veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. As a soldier, Mr. Thompson bravely fought against the enemy in the Battle of Tarawa, New Caledonia, Saipan, and Espirato Santos.

In his years after the war, Bob studied at the University of Georgia and in 1951 received a Bachelor’s Degree with the notable honor of Summa Cum Laude. He later received his Law Degree from the Atlanta Law School and shortly thereafter began his noteworthy and impressive career in the field of justice.

Thompson was appointed to and served as a law clerk for Judge Robert L. Russell of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1952. For the next two years, he would lay the foundation for his days spent in law. In 1955, Bob began his time as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, further building his reputation as a skilled trial attorney. Then in 1968, Mr. Thompson embarked on what would be a 20 year journey as an attorney in Lumpkin and Dawson Counties. Robert spent that time serving Lumpkin County, the City of Dahlonega, Dawson County, and the Dawson County Board of Education.

Robert B. Thompson was widely known for his dedication and for working long hours. Even through difficult times in his own life, Bob made a way to keep himself committed to the cause of seeking justice. Friends and associates of Thompson say that, “he was the kind of lawyer judges appreciate,” and that he was a “fine criminal attorney possessing excellent skills in legal research, analysis, and writing.” He practiced law in an exemplary manner and through the Dawson County Law Library, his love for justice is acknowledged and forever memorialized.

Disclaimer:  The Robert E. Andrews and Robert B. Thompson Law Libraries do not provide any legal advice to any person and are not engaged in the practice of law. This website is a public resource of general information and the content provided should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a qualified lawyer. We recommend you consult a lawyer to discuss the laws in your area and how they apply to your particular situation. By using this website and its links, you acknowledge and agree that the Robert E. Andrews and Robert B. Thompson Law Libraries and their staff are not responsible for any errors or omissions on the website or any site linked to or from this site, nor for any damages resulting or alleged to result from its use or application.


Hall County Probate Court
  • Standard forms for Probate Court
  • Videos for SRL to watch on what form to use and how to proceed (English and Spanish)
  • Probate Court records
  • Weapons Carry License Application
  • Marriage License Application
  • Current forms used in Hall County Probate Court that are not standard forms
Probate Court Videos
  • How to complete a return of Fiduciary
  • Presenting your case in Probate Court (English and Spanish)
  • Conservatorship- Adult and Minor (English and Spanish)
  • Guardianship- Adult and Minor (English and Spanish)
Hall County Magistrate Court
  • Statement of Claim
  • Answer to Claim

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U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court - Northern District of Georgia


News and Events

The Robert E. Andrews Virtual Law Library in Hall County has moved to the 3rd floor with Family Law Information Center and Interpretive Services. Please come visit our new space that features four new computer terminals.

Contact Us

Law Library Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Hall County

Hall County Courthouse
3rd Floor
225 Green Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501


Dawson County

Dawson County Courthouse
1st Floor
25 Justice Way
Suite 1304
Dawsonville, GA 30534
(706) 344-3513