November 2013
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Come to the St. Regis next month and join us for the 2013 GTLA Holiday Workshop! This year's program chairs — John Hadden and Rebecca Franklin — have done an extraordinary job in putting together a top-notch lineup of speakers and we are pleased to be offering 6 CLE Credit Hours, including 3 Trial, 1 Ethics and 1 Professionalism. The Workshop will feature four engaging and unique focus areas, including: Obtaining Justice in 2013, Evidence & Discovery, Litigation Variety Hour and New Developments at the Capitol and the Courthouse. Make sure you check out the full agenda — this will be a can't-miss Workshop.

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The 2014 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly is just around the corner, and we would like to invite you to join us at the Capitol for our highly-successful Lawyer of the Day program! Your participation is vital to our continued legislative success, and your involvement also speaks volumes about your commitment to the preservation of our Civil Justice System and the Right to Trial by Jury in Georgia.

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GTLA's Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus hosted their first-ever 'Night Out' on Friday, Nov. 8. Beginning with a Happy Hour at the W Hotel in Midtown, the evening progressed as the ladies then made their way to the 14th Street Playhouse for the performance of A Courthouse Line X: Back in the Black - an original all-lawyer comedy musical parody of which all proceeds went to support the Atlanta Bar Foundation's charitable community efforts. It was a wonderful evening had by all!

Jennifer Little & Natalie Woodward

The Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus was all smiles at the 'Night Out'

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At the New Lawyers Division Happy Hour on Thursday, Nov. 7, GTLA members enjoyed an evening of fun and fellowship, while also raising money for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. It was one of our most well-attended Happy Hours of the year, and set the stage for what promises to be an exciting year ahead for the New Lawyers Division! 

Michael Geoffroy, Ryals Stone and Buck Daniel

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Save the Date! The American Association for Justice is heading to the lively city of New Orleans during JAZZ week for it's 2014 Winter Convention — Feb. 8-12. All AAJ members are eligible for this special promotion: If you secure 20 new AAJ members, your registration to the convention is FREE!! If you are not able to make it, you can give it as a gift to another attorney. What a wonderful holiday present that would be!

Contact AAJ Regional Membership Manager Ginger Jirik at 202-450-7361 or for details.

Thank You to Our Newest GTLA Champion Member!
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Welcome New GTLA Members!
Alycia Baggarley, Peyton Bell, Clifford Carlson, Jorey Cheanett, Jennifer Dangar, Beth Gearhart, Joseph Hackney, E. Keith Hall, Shanice Hamilton, John David Howard, Hannah Jarrells, Zachary Kelehear, Sara Khaki, Kevin Langley, Trevor MacNeill, Sam Mikell, Austen Na, Matthias Ohm, Ben Ralston, Elliott Ream, David Rohwedder, Clarissa Sewell, Zachary Shewmaker, Jennifer Stakich, Jacob Weldon, R. Kyle Williams, Ashley Wright

The GTLA LEAD Program will officially kick off the 2013-2014 Session this weekend in Athens as the inaugural class comes together for "Leadership 101: Introduction to GTLA." Featuring an action-packed lineup that will allow the class to hear from Former GTLA and State Bar President Jay Cook, Former State Bar President Lester Tate, GTLA Education Committee Chairman Jimmy Hurt, UGA Law Professor Tom Eaton and an all-star panel of judges - among many others - this Session will provide invaluable insights to the rising stars of our Association. The Session will culminate with the UGA vs. Kentucky football game on Saturday (Go Dawgs!). 

Be sure to check back on our Facebook Page for all of the highlights and pictures from the weekend!
In conjunction with next month's GTLA Holiday Workshop, we will be hosting a fundraiser reception for Governor Nathan Deal. Additional details are as follows: 

GTLA Reception for Governor Nathan Deal
Thursday, Dec. 12, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
St. Regis Atlanta - Astor B Ballroom
88 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

An official invitation will follow, but please save the date! We look forward to seeing you there!
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