Ringler Associates
Insurance Specialists, Inc
Fast Funds, Inc.
Did you know that you can access the digital edition of GTLA's Verdict from your computer, smartphone or tablet anytime? Be sure to check out the Summer 2015 edition, which includes almost one-dozen feature stories, such as: * How We Obtained Justice for Our Client: Trying a Sex Abuse Case Against a Local Church in a Conservative Venue * New Strategies and Interventions to Curtail Discovery Abuses * High-Speed Police Chases and Injured Innocent Bystanders * Three Strategies to Fend off a Funding Attack * The Hidden Predator Act: How House Bill 17 Will Impact Victims' Rights in Georgia * New Lawyers' Corner: Trying a Low-Damage Jury Case * And so much more! Check it out and let us know what you think!
You're invited to join GTLA, GDLA and ABOTA for the 1st Annual Rivalry Happy Hour! To be held at STATS Sports Bar in Atlanta on college football kickoff night (Thursday, Sept. 3), the Rivalry Happy Hour will bring you together with colleagues and courtroom rivals alike for an evening of camaraderie, football and fun. This event is FREE for GTLA members, but spaces are extremely limited so please RSVP today!
Legislative News
The 2016 legislative session undoubtedly will see the Georgia General Assembly discuss issues related to health care, including our rural hospital crisis, the growing number of Georgians on Medicaid and Medicare, medical education funding, physician retention and many others. As an attorney and a state representative with the privilege of representing more than 50,000 Georgians, I take great interest in these issues and enjoy the opportunity to engage in discussions with the many stakeholders and citizens involved. However, there is one proposal -- the so-called Patient Compensation Act -- that does not belong in that conversation.
New Lawyers Division
Join the New Lawyers Division at the State Bar of Georgia for our next Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Randy Kessler will be the featured speaker, and he will be delivering an informative presentation entitled "How Same Sex Marriage Affects Family Law and Personal Injury Cases." This is sure to be one presentation that you won't want to miss! The Lunch & Learn is free for GTLA members, but please RSVP at the below link so that we can be sure to provide enough lunches for all attendees. Lunch will be provided courtesy of our generous sponsors.
Grassroots Report

GTLA's Grassroots Program has continued to thrive this summer, with stops in every corner of the state and many more on the calendar as we look forward to the fall. In addition to the opportunity to network with like-minded lawyers in your area, the Local TLAs also provide you with the chance to hear from judges, legislators and other local and state leaders in an intimate setting on a regular basis. 

Click HERE to find out how you can get involved with your Local TLA, and be sure to keep an eye out for new opportunities on the GTLA Calendar of Events!


Members of the West Georgia Trial Lawyers Association with
State Senator Mike Dugan and State Representative Micah Gravley.


Members of the Cobb Trial Lawyers Association with
State Senator Michael 'Doc' Rhett and GTLA President Darren Penn.  

Welcome New Members
Parag Shah

Are you ready to Champ up? Contact Brittany Gurley at bgurley@gtla.org
Daniel Adamson, Gustavo Aleman, Candace M. Banks, Thomas Blake, T. Charles Blaska, Melissa M. Chase, Karen Cheney, Ashley H. Clark, Ayanna Cummings, Ashley Deadwyler-Heuman, Dee Dejakamah, Karina Deochand, Eric Joseph Garber, Abigail Guzman, Chris Hope Harden, Carla C. Holmes, Dawn Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Koren Laubler, Rhonda Lee, Daveed Lift, Claire Malloy, Kaycee May, Matt McCarren, Diane Oberkrom, Zachary Pritchard, Nick Protentis, Samantha Sewell, Tanisha Singleton, Faith A. Thompson, Christina Qingqing Tian-Trexler, Amye Walters, A. Zakiya Watson and Kathy Winkleman.
Member Benefits
As a benefit to our members, GTLA has partnered with Amplify Savings to offer significant discounts on office supplies from Staples and shipping with FedEx. All of the agreements are pre-negotiated and ready to implement with no disruption to your business, so each of our members can now access these incredible savings right away! There are no minimums or contracts, which gives you complete flexibility. Join now and save big!
Upcoming GTLA Events

Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information on these exciting upcoming GTLA events:

Hitting a Homerun in Court
Friday, Oct. 2
755 Club at Turner Field

 GTLA Political & Legislative Summit
Wednesday, Oct. 14
State Bar of Georgia

New Lawyers Division Happy Hour
Thursday, Nov. 5
Loca Luna

Holiday Workshop
Friday, Dec. 11
St. Regis Hotel Buckhead

For more information on these and many other great upcoming events, be sure to check the GTLA Calendar of Events frequently!

You are invited to judge at Empire Atlanta -- an elite high school mock trial competition that brings together 300 high school students from 28 high schools and 12 states, and includes a team from South Korea! The tournament is being hosted by Empire Mock Trial, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that has impacted 3,500 high school students during the past eight years, and will be held Sept. 12-14 at the Fulton County Superior Court. They are looking for attorneys to judge ONE three-hour trial on Sept. 12, 13 or 14 (though you can judge more than one if you'd like). Each trial also includes a 30-minute orientation. Dates: Sat, 9/12: 10 am or 3 pm Sun, 9/13: 9 am or 2 pm Mon, 9/14: 8:45 am



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