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Read on to find out everything you need to know for the 2012 Annual Convention & President's Gala.

Check out a video invitation to the Annual Convention & President's Gala from GTLA Executive Director Emily Wring and GTLA Member Brandon Peak.   
With over 150 top-notch speakers, our multi-track Annual Convention continues to be one of the premier GTLA events of the year.  We’ll have sessions on topics from Whistleblower Cases to the New Evidence Code and many more.  

Want to learn more?  View the full Annual Convention brochure online. 

By now, you should have received a printed Annual Convention brochure in the mail.   You can also view a PDF of the Annual Convention brochure.

You can register using the hard copy form in the back of the booklet or you may register online.

**The deadline for seminar registration is Friday, April 27, 2012.**  

All sessions are open to GTLA members only.  

If you have any questions, please contact Sheila Thomsen at 404.522.8487 ext. 24 or
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

9:00 AM 6th Annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament
Sponsored by Forge Consulting
Forge will host 10 four-person teams for a day of fun and camaraderie at the beautiful Cherokee Town & Country Club located at 665 Hightower Trail, Atlanta, GA 30350-1710.   There will be a shotgun start at 9:00 am.  The fee is $125 and includes box lunches, reception, giveaways, green fee and awards/prizes.  Please register on the form located in the back of this booklet. 
Thursday, May 10, 2012

12:30 PM—1:30PM Special Professionalism Lunch Presentation
We are honored to have as our Professionalism speaker Curtis Wilkie, the author of The Fall of the House of Zeus - The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer, which chronicles the meteoric rise and mythic-proportioned fall of the Mississippi trial lawyer, Dickie Scruggs.  Professor Wilkie is currently the Overby Fellow and Kelly G. Cook Chair of Journalism at the University of Mississippi, and will be joining us for the day from Oxford, Mississippi.  Fall, which was reviewed in the Summer 2011 edition of The Verdict, shows how Scruggs, arguably at one time the nation’s wealthiest trial lawyer, ends his legal career in shame as a convicted felon, largely because of uncontrollable greed.

Professor Wilkie has graciously offered to sign The Fall of the House of Zeus, which will be available for purchase in the meeting room through A Capella Books.
5:30—7:30 PM Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Butler, Wooten, & Fryhofer, LLP
Welcome to the 2012 Annual Convention!  Relax and enjoy a cocktail in style on the beautiful terrace at the Loews.  All attendees welcome.

9:00 PM Late Night Party Hosted by the New Lawyers Division
Join us later at Front Page News where the New Lawyers Division is hosting the ultimate late night party.  It’s walking distance from the hotel with open bar and tons of tasty treats.  Want to join the Host Committee?  Contact Emily Wring or Sheila Thomsen for more details at 404.522.8487.
Friday, May 11, 2012

12:30 PM—1:30PM Special Ethics Lunch Presentation
GTLA welcomes our honored guest, Dr. Paul Voss, Founder and President of Ethikos, Inc., an ethics consulting firm, as our Ethics speaker.  Dr. Paul J. Voss is President of Ethikos and an Associate Professor at Georgia State University.  A gifted public speaker and award-winning teacher, Dr. Voss teaches courses on Shakespeare, Dante, Machiavelli, Business Ethics, Renaissance Literature, and the History of the Book.  He publishes on a wide variety of topics (for both academic audiences and for the popular press) and regularly appears on television and radio programs.  His enriching seminars include subjects such as Ethics in Safety and Ethics in Decision Making.
His work on business ethics, sustainable development, and corporate stewardship builds on 2,500 years of intellectual history.  His dynamic seminars, coupled with a compelling and thought-provoking curriculum, receive among the highest evaluations in the industry.

7:30 PM Annual President’s Gala
Continuing the new format from last year with no formal sit-down dinner or program, get ready for some fun, GTLA-style!  Tickets are $150 per person and include all the food and drink you can handle while getting down with the smoothness of Yacht Rock Revue!
Make sure your firm is listed as a Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsor – contact Emily Wring or Sheila Thomsen for more details at 404.522.8487.
Thank You to Our 2012 Annual Convention Sponsors!

Welcome Reception
Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP

President’s Gala
Boone & Stone
Cochran, Cherry, Givens, Smith, Sistrunk & Sams PC
Forge Consulting
Henry Spiegel Milling LLP
Malone Law Office
ML Healthcare
Morgan & Morgan, PA
Oasis Legal Finance
Scherffius, Ballard, Still, & Feagle, LLP
Slappey & Sadd, LLC
Tate Law Group
The Orlando Firm, PC
Warshauer Law Group, PC

Tyrone Law Firm, PC

Berger Law Firm
Braun & Ree, LLP
Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC
Collision Specialists, Inc.
Dickinson & Associates
Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP
The Cooper Firm

New Lawyers Division Party Host Committee
American Association for Justice
Bird Law Group
Childers, Schleuter & Smith, LLC
Slappey & Sadd, LLC

Law Offices of Betty Nguyen Davis
Regional Medical Group

Carol W. Allen
N. John Bey
Josh Branch
Michael Geoffroy
Tedra Hobson
David Hodgins
Julie Oinonen
Laura Reis
Parag Shah
Adam Taylor
Trey Underwood
Joel Williams

Thank You to Our Annual Convention Exhibitors!

Atlanta Engineering Services
BAY Mediation & Arbitration
BEC Consulting, LLC
Buddenhagen & Associates
CaseMetrix, LLC
Civil Justice PAC
Collision Specialists, Inc.
Courtroom Visuals
Discovery Litigation Services
Fast Funds, Inc.
Forge Consulting
Insurance Specialists, Inc.
MED ART & Legal Graphics Co.
Medical Director Solutions, LLC
Medical Legal Nurse Consulting
Medical Visions, Inc.
ML Healthcare
NFP Structured Settlements / Sarah Patno
Oasis Legal Finance
RD Legal Funding LLC
Ringler Associates
Structure Adjust, Inc.
The Gingras Firm, LLC
The Halpern Group
The Injury Specialists & Capital Surgical Funding
Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.
Empire Settlement Funding
Donovan Reporting PC
Fast Funds, Inc.

Founded in 1956, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Georgia’s civil justice system and protecting the rights of Georgia citizens and consumers.

GTLA works in the legislative, political and media arenas to ensure that Georgians know and understand the importance of their rights to justice and to make certain that these rights, which are at the very core of what it means to be American, are safeguarded and protected.

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