President's Message
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Please make plans to join the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association on April 30 - May 1 for the 2015 Annual Convention & President's Gala! Hosted once again at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead, this year's Annual Convention will offer top-notch CLE offerings from our state's leading legal experts with four different tracks running simultaneously each afternoon. Topics include: motor vehicle, family law, lien resolution, evidence and many others, so there is sure to be something for every member of GTLA. The Annual Convention will also be highlighted by by our can't-miss social calendar consisting of the 8th Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament, the New Lawyers Division Late Night Party at Whiskey Blue on the rooftop of the W Hotel in Buckhead and, of course, the President's Gala with the smooth sounds of Party Nation! Spaces are sure to go fast, so don't delay -- reserve your spot at the Annual Convention & President's Gala today!
New Lawyers Division
The New Lawyers Division of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association hosted their first NLD Happy Hour of 2015 on Thursday, Feb. 26 at Time Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown. With more than 75 attorneys and sponsors in attendance, it was one of our most well-attended events yet and offered attendees an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the fellowship of their peers while taking advantage of a great networking opportunity. We would also like to offer a special thanks to the sponsors of the NLD Happy Hour: Cherokee Funding, Collision Specialists, Inc., Discovery Litigation Services, LexisNexis, LogicForce, MLQ Attorney Services, The Gingras Firm & U.S. Legal Support.
Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus
GTLA's Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus -- led by GTLA President Linley Jones -- joined GTLA's Legislative Team at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 4 for our Lawyer of the Day Program. For our Women's Caucus, the timing turned out to be right, as our Legislative Team was undertaking a full schedule of lobbying in the House and Senate Chambers and a full schedule before Committees that day. As a result, the Women's Caucus had the opportunity to join our team in successfully standing up for -- and providing a voice on behalf of -- your clients and your clients' rights. We look forward to have them join us at the Capitol again next year!
Update from AAJ
The American Association for Justice and The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Cordially invite you to our first
Happy Hour for Justice!
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft
1745 Peachtree Road Suite Y, Atlanta, GA 30309

On behalf of both the American Association for Justice and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, we want to thank and honor you for being a member. Join us and enjoy a night of light food, cocktails and skyline views of Atlanta from the patio, all while taking the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with fellow trial lawyers. Free and convenient parking is located directly behind Tuk Tuk.

This event is open to all trial lawyers, AAJ and GTLA members. Bring a friend and sign them up, too!

Please RSVP to
Grassroots Report

The Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association joined GTLA's Legislative Team at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 11 for our Association's Lawyer of the Day Program. During their day under the Gold Dome, Cobb TLA members had the opportunity to meet with Governor Nathan Deal and also had the chance to join State Representative Micah Gravley on the Floor of the State House, where they met with their respective legislators and assisted our Legislative Team in advocating for the rights of your clients. Later in the day, Cobb TLA and GTLA hosted a catered luncheon for their legislative delegation and members of the House Judiciary Committee. It was surely a great time had by all! 


Governor Nathan Deal with the Cobb Trial Lawyers Association.


GTLA Grassroots Director & State Representative Micah Gravley
with the Cobb Trial Lawyers Association. 

Welcome New Members
Thank You to Our Newest GTLA Champion Members!
Robert D. Cheeley, Jon Hawk, Wesley Starrett and Mark Thomas.
Welcome New GTLA Members! 
Daniel Colin Beer, Casey Blount, Paul Calhoun, Michael A. Caplan, David Cooke, Nicole Cooper, Matthew L. Hilt, William Patrick Lee, Teresa  Ross, William  Franklin Smith, Grant Usry and Jeffrey Wasick.
Upcoming GTLA Events
You're invited to join the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association next Friday, March 27 for the 2015 Essential Torts Workshop! Offering 6 CLE Credit Hours -- including 1 Ethics and 1 Professionalism -- this year's Workshop gives attendees the chance to learn from some of our state's brightest legal minds on topics ranging from Negligent Entrustment Issues in Trucking Cases to Sequencing of Examinations of Witnesses at Trial and so much more!
In addition to connecting with the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association when you attend our events, join us under the Gold Dome and read our emails and invitations, we would like to invite you to Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook! While you are there, be sure to engage with us and share our content, as you will be among the very first to know about important announcements coming from our Association in real-time! 



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