Ringler Associates
Fast Funds, Inc.
As we journey deeper into the digital age, it becomes increasingly more important for law firms and lawyers to understand the ins and outs of managing the electronically stored confidential client data in their firms. This applies to the large corporate law firms as well as your run-of-the- mill solo practitioner shops. This article is meant to assist those less privy to IT security and provides some steps those lawyers and law firms can take in order to safeguard electronically stored confidential client data. The era where law firms stored physical files in their offices or in a rented space near their offices is quickly coming to an end. These days it is much more cost-effective (and user-friendly) to store client data digitally, either in the cloud or an on-premise server. However, regardless of where your firm digitally stores sensitive client data, safeguards must be put in place in order to prevent disclosing that data to unwanted eyes or invasive threats.
We are just one month away from the 2016 Auto Torts Workshop, and you are invited to join us on Amelia Island for three action-packed days of cutting-edge CLE, family-friendly social events and ample free time to spend with your toes in the sand. This year's Workshop - The Life Cycle of an Auto Case - will take you on an in-depth journey through every step of your clients' cases and will offer 9 CLE Credit Hours. But, like every Auto Torts Workshop, it's not all work; stick around for events like the New Lawyers Division Beach Party, the family-friendly cookout, the Auto Torts Golf Tournament and so much more. Be sure to register by July 1st to take advantage of early bird pricing! To book your accommodations in the GTLA block of rooms, please call the Omni Amelia Island Plantation directly at 1-888-444-OMNI. All reservations must be made by Monday, June 27.
Legislative News
You are invited to join GTLA's Political & Legislative Team for the 2016 Justice Tour! Giving members the opportunity to take part in a candid roundtable discussion with GTLA leaders as we preview the 2016 Election Cycle & the 2017 Legislative Session, the Justice Tour is designed to engage our members in GTLA's efforts like never before!  Then, stick around for a Legislative & Judicial Reception with area leaders and enjoy the camaraderie with fellow trial lawyers, judges, elected officials and candidates.
Insurance Specialists, Inc
Donovan Reporting PC
Attorneys' Personal Services
Update from AAJ
Please make plans to join the American Association for Justice at their 2016 Annual Convention, which will be held July 22-25 in Los Angeles, California! Click the link below to find out more about this exciting event, and don't hesitate to reach out to AAJ Regional Membership Coordinator Ginger Jirik at Ginger.jirik@justice.org or (202) 450-7361 with any questions. We hope to see you there!
Grassroots Report
Last week, the Wiregrass TLA hosted an extremely successful kickoff with their Happy Hour & Summer Social at the Booger Bottom Yacht Club on Lake Blackshear. Dozens of trial lawyers, sponsors and friends came together for an evening of cocktails and camaraderie, and we were honored to be joined by state representatives Mike Cheokas (R - Americus) and Patty Bentley (D - Butler), as well as nearly the entire Bench from the area.
Welcome New Members
Thank You to Our Newest GTLA Champion Member!
John Da Grosa Smith 
Welcome New GTLA Members!
Sergio Ardila, Jason Blake Engel, Mary Elizabeth Horton, Ralph Jackson, Joseph Stuart Knight, Mak McAllister, Sarah Elizabeth Moskowitz, Erin McKenzie O’Rourke, Malcolm Palmore, John Da Grosa Smith, Anne Turner & Kayla Lena Vining

Member Benefits
Through GTLA's partnership with Amplify Savings, we are pleased to deliver savings on two of the largest non-payroll related spending areas attorneys have - 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. We are able to deliver 40 percent in discounts on standard overnight, 37.5 percent on two-day and three-day saver, together with 50 percent on international shipping and discounts on ground services. And while Staples is known for its paper/toner and office supplies, these savings extend to furniture, computer equipment, coffee, water and other regularly used items. In addition there are no minimums and no contracts required – irrespective of levels of spend.
Upcoming GTLA Events
We are excited to announce that the Paralegal & Legal Assistant Workshop is returning to the State Bar of Georgia this year on August 17! More than ever before, this year's Workshop will be focused on tangible, practical and useful tips that paralegals and legal assistants can immediately bring back to practice and put into action. The cost for the full-day workshop is just $99 for current GTLA paralegal members ($129 for non-members), but paralegals/legal assistants can also still join GTLA for the yearly rate of just $55 and pay the members' rate for the workshop. This event is always a sell out, so be sure to sign up early!
We are pleased to announce the launch of the official GTLA Mobile App! Bringing our Association to your fingertips like never before, download the App and have one-touch access to the Listserve, Member Directory, Events Calendar and so much more. Download the FREE GTLA App (available in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store) today!



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