The Monthly Docket
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2018 is coming to a close, but before we toast to this year and ring in a new one, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on a tremendous year for our association and thank those who helped to make it happen! 

As most of you know, election years present their own set of challenges and opportunities, and we are proud to say that the 2018 Election Cycle was the most successful in our association’s history. From the overwhelming support for the Civil Justice PAC, resulting in more than $900,000 contributed to candidates and caucuses, to the election of 13 GTLA members to the General Assembly, 7 of whom were also elected to leadership positions within their chamber or caucus, it has been a record-breaking year. Support for our legislative efforts is one of our top priorities, especially as we prepare for the 2019 Legislative Session to begin in January, and we will keep you updated on the progress of all legislation affecting the Civil Justice System under the Gold Dome throughout the session!

2018 was also a successful year for the GTLA education program, once again selling out all of our major CLE events! In an attempt to always improve on the services that we offer to you, this year, the GTLA staff began recording all major CLE events and offering them for online streaming and CLE credit. Now, if you are unable to attend a workshop in person, you have the option to purchase streaming access to watch after the event in the comfort of your home or office! Click HERE to view current CLE streaming offerings and pricing options!

Finally, I want to mention the incredible work and generosity of everyone involved with the New Lawyers Division Secret Santa Program. GTLA members sponsored 139 foster children from across the state through the Georgia Department of Family and Chidren’s Services by providing gifts from their “wish lists,” and the results were truly heartwarming! I cannot say thank you enough to everyone who participated and made this effort so special—you all certainly made this holiday season a lot sweeter for some very special children!

Cheers to 2018, to a successful 2019, and to all of you, our members, for everything that you do for GTLA and for the Civil Justice System!



Emily Hurt, GTLA Executive Director

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New Lawyers Division

This holiday season, the New Lawyer's Division teamed up with the Georgia Department of Family and Children's Services to sponsor 139 children as part of their Secret Santa program! More than 50 GTLA members and firms participated in this incredible effort, and the results speak for themselves! Thank you to everyone who participated!

Legislative News

Mark your calendars for Thursday, January 10th to join the Savannah TLA members along with GTLA leadership and staff to honor members of the Savannah-area legislative delegation before they begin the 2019 Legislative Session! 

The event will be held at The Grove Savannah and is free to attend to all Savannah TLA and GTLA members, but please be sure to RSVP so that we can give an accurate headcount.

Date: Thursday, January 10th
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Grove
301 W Congress St
Savannah, GA 31401

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Mark your calendars to join the Atlanta TLA  for the 2019 installation of their Deposition Workshop! 

Whether you handle big cases or small cases, this is a CLE you cannot miss. It is different from the prior deposition CLEs and will immediately add value to your practice by addressing advanced issues in 30(b)(6) depositions and how to handle obstructing lawyers and know-nothing witnesses. In addition, noted deposition experts (and authors) Mark Kosieradzki from Minnesota and Phillip Miller from Tennessee will be in Atlanta to headline the workshop by addressing tactics and strategies for taking more effective depositions.

There’s more to this than just an outstanding CLE with two amazing authors. The seminar will be held at the newly refurbished State Farm Arena, home to the Atlanta Hawks, and registration cost includes: 

* one ticket to a private suite to watch the Hawks play the Kings after the CLE; and
* lunch, dinner, and drinks.

The Atlanta Trial Lawyers are hosting this event, and space is very limited, so reserve your spot today!




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