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GTLA's Verdict Editorial Board is proud to let you know that the Winter edition of our publication will be landing in your mailboxes by the end of this month! This quarter's edition, which has a special focus on Georgia's apportionment statute and recent appellate decisions pertaining to it, is loaded with helpful information for your clients and your practices. A few of the highlights: >Adjusting Your Trial Strategies in MVA and Products Cases after Zaldivar and Walker; >The 30(b)(6) Deposition: A Powerful Tool for the Skillful Plaintiff; >Two For One: Ethical Pitfalls When Representing Multiple Parties To A Single Car Wreck; >And so much more!
Please mark your calendars to join the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association on April 28-29 for our signature event of the year: the 2016 Annual Convention & President's Gala. Held once-again at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead, the Annual Convention will combine 14 CLE Credit Hours' worth of top-notch legal education with an unparalleled social calendar that is topped off by the President's Gala.
Here's a look at the general schedule of events for this year's Annual Convention:
  • Wednesday, April 27th: 9th Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament

  • Thursday, April 28: First-class education all day followed by the Welcome Reception and then the New Lawyers Division Late Night Party at Whiskey Blue at the W Buckhead

  • Friday, April 29: More stellar education followed by the President's Gala featuring the smooth sounds of The Answer Band
Registration is now open! We have reserved a block of rooms for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights at the discounted rate of $185 per night. The deadline to make your reservation is Friday, April 1, and reservations should be made directly through the Ritz by calling 1-800-826-0708. Be sure to reference the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference 2016 to receive the rate.
Legislative News

The 2016 GTLA Lawyer of the Day Program kicked off this month, and we are pleased to report that our members have hit the ground running under the Gold Dome! We have already welcomed the Cobb Trial Lawyers Association, the New Lawyers Division and a group of GTLA general membership, and we have many more scheduled. If you would like to join our Legislative Team for a day of meetings with legislators, reviewing of proposed bills, attending committee hearings and more, we hope that you will sign up HERE!

The Cobb Trial Lawyers Association with
Governor Nathan Deal & First Lady Sandra Deal. 

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Donovan Reporting PC
Attorneys' Personal Services
Civil Justice PAC
As you probably know, the Georgia General Assembly is back under the Gold Dome for the 2016 Legislative Session, which has already proven to be a contentious term at the Capitol as legislators grapple with a number of hot-button issues. In just a few short weeks, Candidate Qualifying will take place (March 7-11) and the election cycle will begin anew. We have to make sure that we are prepared! Your Civil Justice PAC will receive hundreds of requests – literally – for campaign contributions from every corner of Georgia. While we will not contribute to everyone, we will certainly be active in ensuring that pro-Civil Justice candidates are supported in their bids for office. In order to put (and keep) candidates in office who support your clients' Right to Trial by Jury, we must act now to ensure that our PAC has the resources necessary to reach our goals. Whether you are a previous donor or a first-time contributor, we are eager for you to help support the PAC in 2016. For more information, please email Executive Director Caroline McLean at mcarolinemclean@gmail.com. Thank you!
Update from AAJ
The AAJ Winter Convention gets better each year. Come meet with leaders in your areas of practice and join the lively exchanges that take place during the more than 200 events at the Convention. Accomplished trial lawyers and experts will discuss the latest developments in trial advocacy and specialized topics at 11 cutting-edge Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs designed to help you better represent your clients. Earn up to a year’s worth of CLE credits at these programs designed by plaintiff lawyers for plaintiff lawyers.

Plus, build powerful connections, increase your knowledge, and stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest developments in your practice area by attending Section, Litigation Group and Committee meetings. What are you waiting for? Register HERE!
Grassroots Report
After a number of years dormant, the DeKalb/Decatur Trial Lawyers Association is back up and running! Headed by Chairman Jeremy Citron, the TLA hosted their first meeting in a number of years last Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Parkers on Ponce in Decatur. The group was joined by State Representatives Mary Margaret Oliver and Micah Gravley, as well as GTLA Political Director Bill Clark, and all three provided an insightful and compelling inside look at this year's legislative happenings. We are excited about this revitalized group of trial lawyers, and are looking forward to great things out of DeKalb/Decatur TLA in 2016!
Welcome New Members
Thank You to Our Newest GTLA Champion Members!
Tedra Cannella, Darl Champion, Hannah Jarrells & Robert Nye.
Welcome New GTLA Members!
Ami Barker, Courtney Barrett, Candice Blain, Matthew Cochran, Douglas Dean, Shanice Echols, V. Sharon Edenfield, Alexandra Feldman, Alexander T. Galloway, III, Alden Lindsey Gish, Rebecca Halberg, Miranda Noel Hanley, Shelly Hawkins, Emma Hetherington, Michael W. Horst, Matthew Kahn, Erin J. Krinsky, April Lee, John Lippincott, Boris Yakovlevich Milter, Titus Thomas Nichols, Robert Nason Nye, III, Caroline Crosby Owings, Ketan Patel, Demetress Elaine Patrick, Michael Russ, Jr., Beau Tillma Shrable, Trisha Starks, Alyson Straight & Michael Shane Welsh.




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