Ringler Associates
Insurance Specialists, Inc
Fast Funds, Inc.
Next week, the Summer edition of Verdict -- the Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association -- is coming to a mailbox near you! Inside this edition, you will find articles like: "When One Award is Not Enough: Taking Another Look at the 'One Award' Provision of O.C.G.A 51-12-5.1(e)(1);" "New Strategies and Interventions to Curtail Discovery Abuses," a special four-page chart highlighting recent changes to Georgia's Suggested Pattern Jury Instructions that is designed to be cut-out and placed into your trial notebook; and so much more. We hope that you enjoy reading it as much we we enjoyed writing it!
Did you settle that big case that was scheduled to go to trial next week? Are you looking for a last-minute family vacation before the kids go back to school next month? If so, we are pleased to let you know that spaces are still available at the 2015 Auto Torts Workshop in beautiful Sandestin, Florida from July 30 - Aug. 1! In addition to an unparalleled special events calendar – including the family-friendly NLD Pool Party, Auto Torts Golf Tournament and much more – the Workshop also offers 9 CLE Credit Hours, during which you will hear from more than one-dozen of our state's best and brightest trial lawyers! 

Here's a sneak peek at the 2015 Auto Torts Workshop agenda: 
  • Is it a Truck? An Ambulance? A Van? A Car? No! It's Non-Emergency Medical Transport – Aaron Marks
  • Maximizing Compensation in Soft Tissue Injuries – Cale Brice
  • Picking a Jury for Your Basic Auto Trial – Arman Deganian
  • Trying Auto Cases in the 2 Georgia’s: Effective Juror Research Techniques for both Metro Atlanta & Rural GA Venues - Ryals Stone
  • A Judge’s Reflection on Professionalism – Judge Dax Lopez
  • And many, many more!
Ready to sign up? Great! Click HERE to reserve your spot, and then visit http://www.sandestin.com/accommodations to book your accommodations. We can't wait to see you next week! 
New Lawyers Division
Please mark your calendars to join GTLA's New Lawyers Division for two exciting upcoming events in September! The next NLD Lunch & Learn will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at noon at the State Bar of Georgia. Lunch will be provided, and all current and prospective NLD members are invited to attend this FREE event. Then, join us the following day on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. for the always-popular NLD Happy Hour Del Frisco's Grille! If you have any questions about either of these upcoming events, please contact Ashley Stoe at admin@gtla.org.
Grassroots Report

This Summer has been a busy one for GTLA's Local TLA/Grassroots Program, with stops from Brunswick to Carrollton to Athens, and everywhere in between! If you have not already taken advantage of the Local TLA in your area, we strongly encourage you to click HERE and find out how you can get involved. In addition to the opportunity to hear from judges, elected officials and other community leaders, our Local TLA chapters are also a great personal and professional networking resource for your practice. 

Here are some of the sights from across Georgia this month:  


State Representative Jason Spencer (R - Woodbine) addresses
the Brunswick TLA Monthly Lunch Meeting.


State Representative Spencer Frye (D - Athens) and
Athens TLA Past President Josh Branch.


Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Chris McFadden and
West Georgia TLA Chairman Robert Duffee. 

LEAD Program
Do you think you have what it takes to become the next great leader of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association? If so, the LEAD Program was created with you in mind! The LEAD Program is open to all current GTLA members who are 35-years-old or younger OR who have less than 10 years of practice experience, and consists of six unique and memorable sessions throughout the duration of the program -- including a retreat in Savannah, a tailgate in Athens and a day at the Capitol -- and culminates in graduation at the 2016 GTLA Annual Convention at the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead. All applications must be received by Friday, Aug. 7. Questions? Contact GTLA Executive Director Emily Wring at ewring@gtla.org.
Welcome New Members

Welcome New GTLA Members!

Bartlett Benton, Megan E. Boyd, Benjamin Joseph Cohen, Chrisopher Cohilas, Jason Malone Ferguson, James R. Francis, Samantha Holloway, Gwen Kisling, Eric J. Marlett, Paul Benjamin Mazur, Matthew F. McGahren, Jennifer S. Mundy, Dan Pruitt, Jonathan O. Reed, Graham Roberts, Helen Suh, Michael Thompson and Fatima Zeidan-Dunbar.

Member Benefits
In order to continually add value to your membership, GTLA is excited to announce that we have partnered with Amplify to deliver savings for ALL members on two of the most significant non-payroll-related areas of spending -- Shipping and Supplies -- all with no minimums and no contract. We believe this is a great opportunity for our members, which allows you to enjoy the same bulk discounts as the largest agencies in our industry. With Amplify, you can realize up to 40 percent savings on the shipping of documents with FedEx and, depending on the area, up to 72 percent off items at Staples. While Staples is known for its paper, toner and office supplies, these savings extend to other frequently used items including furniture, technology, coffee, protein bars -- even gummy bears! All of the agreements are pre-negotiated and ready to implement with no disruption to your business. So each of you can now access these incredible savings. There are no minimums or contracts, which gives you complete flexibility.
Upcoming GTLA Events

You are invited to join GTLA for the 2015 Paralegal & Legal Assistant Workshop, which will bring together some of our state's foremost legal professionals for a full day of learning, networking and sharing best practices with friends and colleagues. Additional details on the Workshop are as follows:

2015 Paralegal & Legal Assistant Workshop
Wednesday, Aug. 19 
9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
State Bar of Georgia - Room A

The cost for the Workshop will be $99 for GTLA Paralegal Members and $129 for non-members. However, paralegals and legal assistants who work for a current GTLA member are eligible to join for $55 and pay the $99 member rate for the seminar. 

For more information and to register for the 2015 Paralegal & Legal Assistant Workshop, please click HERE.  




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