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Fellow GTLA Members,

It is nearly that time of the year again, and I wanted to take a moment to let you know about the exciting, informative and entertaining schedule that your GTLA team has put together for the 2013 Annual Convention and President’s Gala. Whether you are looking to gain valuable CLE Hours, commemorate the accomplishments that have been achieved over the past year or simply catch up with friends and colleagues – both old and new – the year’s Convention offers it all!

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response that we received after last year’s Annual Convention, we will be returning to the Loews Hotel in Atlanta for this year’s festivities. The hotel has graciously set aside a block of rooms for the duration of the Convention, and we encourage you to call the Loews directly at 888-563-9736 to reserve your room. Be sure to book your reservations by the deadline of April 15. 

Before the Convention begins, I would like to invite you to dust off your golf clubs and join us at the Cherokee Town & Country Club for the 6th Annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 15. This always-popular event is being sponsored by Forge Consulting and will begin with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. Whether you are coming solo or would like to bring your own foursome, we would love to have you join us on the links. 

Once you arrive at the Loews on Thursday, your social calendar will be filled with the Welcome Reception, which is generously sponsored by Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP. Then immediately following, the Official New Lawyers Division After-Party will be held at Steamhouse Lounge. I would also like to encourage you to consider sponsoring the NLD After-Party, as it promises to be the most memorable yet! For more information, please click here.

On Friday, you will have the opportunity to hear from more than 100 top-notch speakers in our multi-track educational programming, which will offer 14 CLE credits, including one for both ethics and professionalism. If you have joined us for a previous Convention, then you are already well aware that the insight, education and practical skills offered throughout the sessions are truly second-to-none. 

The Convention will conclude on Friday evening with the highlight of our yearly gathering – the GTLA Annual Gala! This is sure to be an evening to remember, as GTLA celebrates our many achievements of the past 12 months, while allowing me the distinct honor of handing the reins over to President-Elect Buck Rogers. We will also be joined by Party Nation, who will keep the Gala moving until well into the night. This is an evening that you do not want to miss!

Please be sure to join us for this year’s can’t-miss Annual Convention & Gala. To reserve your spot, please visit us online by clicking here

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Jay Sadd
GTLA President
Mayfield Medical-Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC
Shining the spotlight on this year's Annual Convention & President's Gala, the GTLA Communications Department will be updating our Facebook & Twitter accounts in the days leading up to the events, as well as throughout the week that we will come together for the Annual Convention in Atlanta. In order to ensure that you don't miss a moment of the action - whether you are at the Convention or not - be sure to "Like" us on Facebook and "Follow" us on Twitter!
Insurance Specialists, Inc
Civil Justice PAC board members attended a special Lawyer of the Day event on Feb. 27. PAC board members and guests met their legislators and lobbied Senators on SB 141 and SB 202, which were heard in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee that afternoon. With the support of many GTLA members, both of these dangerous bills were tabled for the 2013 session.  

Study groups for each bill were appointed and will begin meeting after the 2013 session ends. Numerous legislators were integral in keeping these bills from a vote on the Senate floor and your PAC is now raising funds to support their campaigns.  

Please support or increase your level of support to the PAC today! For more information, contact Andy Childers, PAC board chair at or Dawn Painter at 678-491-0462 or

Welcome New GTLA Members!
Crystale Benn, Judith A. Blackwell, Matthew Collins Broun, R. Scott Campbell, Frank Holt Carter, Jack W. Carter, Bethaney Embry, Joshua Geller, Andrea S. Hirsch, Trema L. Kelly, Glenda Mitchell, Mark W. Nonni, Edward Silverbach, David Thompson, Zachary Earl Tumlin, Dalton Windham, Albert M. Yates
The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association invites you to join us for the 6th Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament. Held on the Wednesday immediately preceding the 2013 Annual Convention & President's Gala, this year's Tournament will offer the opportunity to hit the links with fellow GTLA members. Additional details are as follows: 

6th Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament
Sponsored by Forge Consulting
Wednesday, May 15, 2 p.m.
Cherokee Town & Country Club
155 West Paces Ferry Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

To reserve your spot in the Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament, please click here.
Thank You to Our 2013 Annual Convention Sponsors! 

Welcome Reception 
Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP 

President’s Gala 
Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP 
Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC 
Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC 
Henry Spiegel Milling LLP 
Insurance Specialists, Inc. 
Malone Law Office 
ML Healthcare 
Morgan & Morgan, PA 
Langdale Vallotton, LLP 
Slappey & Sadd, LLC 

Collision Specialists, Inc. 

H.L. Cromartie, III, P.C. 
Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP 

**Want to Sponsor the President's Gala? Click HERE.**

New Lawyers Division Party 
Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC
The Law Offices of Michael Lawson Neff, P.C.
Slappey & Sadd, LLC

The Cooper Firm 
Brian W. Craig, LLC 
Discovery Litigation Services 
Shiver Hamilton, LLC 
The Gingras Firm, LLC 

ReisLaw, LLC 
The Houghton Law Firm, LLC 
The Roth Firm, LLC 
Williams Oinonen LLC 

N. John Bey 
Josh Branch 
Jed Douglas 
Michael G. Geoffroy 
Zack Hendon 
Tedra C. Hobson 
David B. Hodgins 
Jennifer S. Ivey 
Tony Kalka 
Jeffrey R. Nabors 
Benjamin S. Persons, IV 
Chase Swanson 
Danielle M. Wrick

**Want to Sponsor the NLD Party? Click HERE.**

Annual Convention Exhibitors 
Abacus Advisors, LLC 
Advocate Capital, Inc. 
BAY Mediation & Arbitration 
Business Appraisal Group, LLC 
CaseMetrix, LLC 
Civil Justice PAC, Inc. 
Collision Specialists, Inc. 
Courtroom Visuals 
Discovery Litigation Services 
Fast Funds, Inc. 
Forge Consulting 
Garretson Resolution Group 
IMS Funding 
Insurance Specialists, Inc. 
MED ART & Legal Graphics Co. 
Medical Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC 
ML Healthcare 
NFP Structured Settlements / Sarah Patno 
Peachtree Financial Solutions 
Pope Reporting & Video 
Portage Funding, Inc. 
RD Legal Funding LLC 
Robson Forensic, Inc. 
The Gingras Firm, LLC 
The Injury Specialists and Capital Surgical Financing 
Total Therapeutic Management 
Vocational Economics, Inc.
National Legal Research Group
Empire Settlement Funding
Regional Medical Group
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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