Ringler Associates
Fast Funds, Inc.
With only a week to go until the 2016 Auto Torts Workshop, you still have time to register! Set on scenic Amelia Island, this event will feature nine hours of cutting-edge CLE, as well as a full schedule of family-friendly social events - all without every changing out of your flip flops. Some of the highlights include the New Lawyers Division Beach Party, a family-friendly evening cookout, the Auto Torts Golf Tournament and plenty of free time for you explore the island and have some fun in the sun. Reserve your spot today! The room block at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is full, but GTLA has secured a special rate of $199-$215 per night at the Residence Inn Amelia Island. To book your accommodations, please contact the hotel directly at (904) 277-2440 and ask for the GTLA rate.
Legislative News
The GTLA Justice Tour - which is giving members in every corner of Georgia the opportunity to engage in our political and legislative efforts like never before - is coming to Augusta on Thursday, August 11. To be hosted at The Pinnacle Club (699 Broad Street #1600, Augusta, GA 30901), the Justice Tour will feature a candid, members-only roundtable with GTLA leadership from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., which will be followed by a Judicial & Legislative Reception from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. This is an event that you won't want to miss! There is no cost to attend the GTLA Justice Tour, but please be sure to RSVP to Ashley Stoe at admin@gtla.org. We look forward to seeing you in Augusta.
New Lawyers Division

The next New Lawyers Division Happy Hour is just around the corner, and you are invited to join us for an evening of cocktails and camaraderie with your colleagues on Thursday, August 25. This event is FREE courtesy of our generous sponsors, but please be sure to RSVP and do not hesitate to invite a fellow trial lawyer who may be eligible to join GTLA! 

Additional details for next month's NLD Happy Hour are below:

New Lawyers Division Happy Hour 
Thursday, August 25th, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
1197 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 517
Atlanta, GA 30309

Click HERE to RSVP! 

Insurance Specialists, Inc
Donovan Reporting PC
Attorneys' Personal Services
Grassroots Report

GTLA's Grassroots Program continues its fast start to the summer, and last week saw great events in Marietta and Carrollton. The Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association (pictured below) welcomed GTLA members Keenan Nix and Darren Summerville to present on trial strategy at their monthly lunch meeting at WR Social House on Marietta Square, and later in the week, the West Georgia Trial Lawyers Association welcomed Bill Wright of Ringler Associates to discuss structured settlements with the group.

Both events were well-attended and informative for all! Are you ready to get involved with your Local TLA Chapter? Click HERE to get started.  


Cobb Trial Lawyers Association


West Georgia Trial Lawyers Association 

LEAD Program
We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 LEAD Program! GTLA's LEAD (Leadership Education & Advanced Direction) Program has earned a well-deserved reputation as the premier leadership and legal training program for young trial lawyers in our state. Designed to recognize the rising stars of GTLA and to provide them with the necessary tools to succeed both in and out of the courtroom, we have already seen LEAD alumni join the GTLA Executive Committee, take on active leadership roles in our lobbying efforts in Atlanta and D.C., raise thousands of dollars for our Civil Justice PAC and elected officials, and so much more. GTLA's LEAD Program will provide an intimate (12-15 member) class of participants with hands-on, practical legal education, leadership training and unparalleled networking opportunities over the course of the sessions. For trial lawyers looking to make an impact both in the courtroom and our association, there is simply no better way to jump-start your legal career than through the GTLA LEAD Program. Current members who are 35-years-old or younger OR who have less than 10 years of practice experience are eligible to apply, and all applications must be received by Friday, August 5th.
Welcome New Members
Thank You to Our Newest GTLA Champion Members!
Sutton Connelly & Sharon Zinns
Welcome New GTLA Members!
Kenneth M. Barre, III, Nicole Chupp, Rebecca H. Cozart, Edward Anthony Daniel, Harry Daniels, Lawanda N. Hodges, Charles James Jenkins, II, Matthew Jones, AJ Lakraj, Darryl I. Lasky, Garon Muller, Brandon Scott Smith, Tyler Joseph Sniff & Aisha Lesley Success

Upcoming GTLA Events
Be sure to make plans for you and/or your legal support staff to join us at the 2016 Paralegal & Legal Assistant Workshop at the State Bar of Georgia 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 wish Chief Justice Thompson the best as he embarks on the next chapter of his life, and we thank him for his service to our state," said Pope Langdale of Langdale Vallotton in Valdosta and President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. "His legacy on the bench is only overshadowed by his love for his wife, Jane, and his community - both of whom will surely be happy to see him return home in January."



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