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Register today for the premier education seminar for your legal support staff -- the 2019 GTLA Paralegal & Legal Assistant Workshop! 

Attendees will hear about assisting with case intake, prepping for trial, office management, and a myriad of other tips and hints aimed to help them - and the office - operate at maximum efficiency. 

The 2019 Paralegal & Legal Assistant Workshop will be held in the auditorium at the State Bar of Georgia on Wednesday, August 14th. This event typically sells out pretty quickly, so don't delay in registering so you can secure your space!

GTLA Paralegal Member - $119
Non-GTLA Paralegal Member - $149
Savannah Video Conference - $119
Tifton Video Conference - $119


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New Lawyers Division

RSVP for the August 8th Happy Hour HERE!


Join us for lunch on August 22nd at the State Bar to hear Betty Nguyen Davis and Bethany Schneider break down their recent verdict! You are sure to leave with a few helpful tips and, as always, great networking!

RSVP for the August 22nd Lunch & Learn HERE!

 Both of these events are FREE to attend thanks to our wonderful sponsors, but please be sure to RSVP at the links provided!

LEAD Program

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Selects 2019-2020 LEAD Program Class

ATLANTA – The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has announced the selections for the 2019-2020 Leadership Education & Advanced Direction (LEAD) Program. Now beginning its seventh year, the widely-acclaimed LEAD Program serves to train and equip GTLA members who have been identified as potential leaders in the Association with the necessary tools to take the next steps in their legal careers, both in and out of the courtroom.

After an extensive application review and selection process, 17 attorneys were chosen to participate in the 2019-2020 GTLA LEAD Program. They are as follows:


"The GTLA LEAD Program chooses, and ultimately produces, the most talented future leaders for our association year-in and year-out," remarked Dan Snipes, President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. "These 17 attorneys have proven themselves to be the very best among a highly competitive field of applicants, and I cannot wait to work with them throughout this year and see how they grow as a class and as individuals."

The GTLA LEAD Program consists of qualified applicants with less than 10 years of legal practice experience or those who are 35 years of age or younger. The 2019-2020 LEAD Program will feature seven sessions beginning at the end of August in Athens, Georgia and concluding with graduation at the GTLA Annual Convention & President’s Gala in Atlanta on April 23-24, 2020.

"The LEAD Program was one of the best personal and professional development programs in which we have participated," stated LEAD Program Co-Chairs Sachi Cole and Dustin Davies. "This class represents the best of GTLA, covering 8 cities across the state and bringing with them a wealth of legal knowledge, diverse backgrounds, and community involvement. We are thrilled to welcome and congratulate them on being accepted to the 2019 – 2020 LEAD Class!"

Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus

Were you able to join us on last year's Women's Caucus Wine Tour and loved it? Did you have to miss it and felt left out? Well have no fear--the 2nd Annual GTLA Women's Caucus Wine Tour has been set!

Join your favorite GTLA ladies for a day of wine tasting and scenic views as we travel to north Georgia's beautiful wine country! Transportation to and from the wineries will be provided, and each of your wine tastings, lunch, and lite bites is included in the cost of the trip. 

This year's trip is scheduled for Saturday, September 28th. We will leave from the Total Wine in Dunwoody at 9:30 a.m. and return to that location around 7:00 p.m. Registration is limited to GTLA members ONLY and has been reduced to just $50/person thanks to our generous sponsors; however, space is VERY limited (only 22 spots), so register at the link below today to reserve yours! Cheers!

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Welcome New Members

Welcome to our New Members!

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Upcoming GTLA Events

2019 GTLA Holiday Workshop

Friday, December 6

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

St. Regis Atlanta

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We all LOVE GTLA -- that's why we're here!

Maybe it has helped develop your professional connections. Or maybe you LOVE the varying CLE offerings. Or maybe you found some great friends thru the association. Whatever your reason, we want to hear about it!

In conjunction with the Membership Committee, the GTLA Communications Committee will collect and share YOUR comments about Why You <3 GTLA with prospective members, current members and sponsors! Thru videos, short statements, and social media posts, we hope to encourage new and current members alike to engage with GTLA by sharing the stories of those who already love it.

Want to share your story? Contact Ashley Williams at for more information!




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