Ringler Associates
Fast Funds, Inc.
The Verdict Editorial Board is pleased to announce that we are in the final stages of the publication cycle for the Fall 2015 edition! This quarter's theme -- Litigating Beyond State Lines -- focuses on pitfalls to avoid, strategies to employ and tips to take with you when your cases take you beyond state (or international) borders. Some of the highlights of the forthcoming edition will include: > Avoiding Landmines: Identifying, Locating and Serving the Non-U.S. Corporate Defendant; > Getting Out-of-State Evidence: Domesticating a Subpoena; > What You Need to Know About Mass Torts and Multidistrict Litigation; > And so much more! Keep an eye out for the Fall edition to arrive in your mailboxes in the next few weeks and, as always, we hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together!
Legislative News

On Wednesday, Oct. 14th, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association hosted the 2015 Political & Legislative Summit, where we were joined by nearly 100 GTLA members and invited guests for an afternoon of legislative strategy, keynote speakers and political insight. Beginning with a panel discussion entitled "Working with the Media in the 21st Century," attendees heard about best practices, lessons learned and much more from some of our state's premier reporters. Later, GTLA members heard from Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert, House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and Speaker David Ralston, all of whom shared stories and advice from under the Gold Dome. 

If you couldn't make it to this year's Summit, stay tuned to find out how you can get involved with GTLA's legislative efforts as we approach the 2016 Legislative Session and then quickly segue into campaign season. It's an exciting time to be a part of GTLA!  

 Media Panel (L-R): Kathy Tucker, Kate Brumback,
Lori Geary, Shannon McCaffrey and Jim Strickland.

New Lawyers Division
You're invited to join GTLA's New Lawyers Division as they volunteer with Project Open Hand from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15. During this event, NLD members will be preparing and packaging Market Baskets, which provide a weekly supply of groceries to low-income, medically-eligible clients who have the ability to prepare their own meals but who do not have the strength or income to purchase their own groceries. Volunteers will work as a team to place nonperishable items and fresh produce into grocery bags. This event will take place in a climate-controlled warehouse. Closed-toed shoes are required. Spaces are extremely limited, so be sure to RSVP early!
Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus
It is more important than ever for lawyers to take control of their financial futures, and GTLA's Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus invites you to join them for a glass of wine and snacks to hear from experts as they explore the unique challenges facing attorneys as they chart their financial course. There is no cost to attend this event, but spaces are extremely limited and RSVP is required. 
Topics will include:
  • What do you have today, and where do you want to be in the future?
  • What do you need to get there?
  • What are the risks and challenges along the way?
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
SignatureFD, LLC
1230 Peachtree Street, Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30309
Click HERE or email Ashley Stoe at admin@gtla.org 
Grassroots Report
Last week, the Gwinnett Trial Lawyers Association gathered at the 1818 Club for a Kick-Off Mixer & Happy Hour. In addition to dozens of local attorney members, Gwinnett TLA was also joined by GTLA President Darren Penn, members of the Gwinnett County legislative delegation, Gwinnett State Court Judges and judicial staff and members of the GTLA staff. It was a great evening of fun and fellowship for all in attendance, and the event gave the Gwinnett Trial Lawyers Association a lot of great momentum heading into 2016!
Welcome New Members
Welcome New GTLA Members!
Nazish Ahmed, Isabel Aidun, Sheila Bilimoria, Amy Buck, Tatiana Crocker, Jacob Eby, Virginia Farris, Riah Greathouse, Danielle Hudson, Pierre Ifill, Jason Joseph, William Musgrove, Kenneth Raley, Ryan Rucker, William Stiles, K. J. Taylor, Mary Tolle, Valerie Vie, Rory Weeks, Campbell Williamson, Norman Wilson and Allen Yates.

Member Benefits
Learn more HERE!
Upcoming GTLA Events
Please mark your calendars and save the date to join GTLA at our most festive event of the year -- the Holiday Workshop! By popular demand, we will be returning to the luxurious St. Regis Buckhead Hotel for this year's Workshop, which will take place on Friday, Dec. 11. This year's Holiday Workshop will offer 5 CLE Credit Hours -- including 3 Trial, 1 Ethics and 1 Professionalism. We have reserved a block of rooms at the St. Regis beginning at $239 per night. The deadline to book is Nov. 15, so please call the St. Regis directly at 404-563-7900 to make your accommodations while they last!



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