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We hope you are joining us here at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta for this year's Annual Convention! In this eNewsletter, you will find everything that you need to know for the next two days, including up-to-date schedules and seminar locations, opportunities to interact with us on Twitter, and the final list of our Convention Exhibitors and Sponsors! 
Thursday, May 16

8:00 AM - Registration & Breakfast
Ellington Pre-Function

9:00 AM - Morning General Session

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch Session

2:00 PM - Afternoon Sessions
Managing Marketing & Technology (Salon F)
Motor Vehicle (Salon ABC)
New Plaintiffs Lawyers (Salon D)
Professional Liability (Salon E)

5:00 PM - Seminars Adjourn

5:30 PM - Welcome Reception
Loews Hotel Terrace

9:00 PM - New Lawyers Division Late Night Happy Hour
Steamhouse Lounge

Friday, May 17

8:00 AM - Registration & Breakfast
Ellington Pre-Function

9:00 AM - Morning General Session

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch Session

2:00 PM - Afternoon Sessions
Evidence (Salon E)
Nursing Home (Salon F)
Premises Liability (Salon D)
Trucking (Salon ABC)

5:00 PM - Seminars Adjourn

7:30 PM - GTLA Annual Gala

Follow the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association on Twitter for updates from behind-the-scenes at the Loews as we come together for the 2013 Annual Convention & Gala! If you're here in Atlanta, be sure to tweet to us @GeorgiaTLA with all of your questions, comments and feedback!
Insurance Specialists, Inc
The Civil Justice PAC invites all GTLA members and guests to visit our booth at this week's Annual Convention! In addition to learning more about the goals, ideas and direction of our PAC, we will also be raffling off a subscription to CaseMetrix and an iPad Mini for new or increased PAC contributors. We look forward to seeing you at the Annual! 
Thursday, May 16

12:45 PM–1:45 PM Ethics Lunch Presentation with Professor Pat Longan
Professor Longan holds the William Augustus Bootle Chair in Ethics and Professionalism at Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law and is the Director of the Mercer Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and came to Mercer in 2000, after practicing law for seven years in Dallas and teaching at Stetson University College of Law for nine years. Professor Longan teaches legal ethics and professionalism at Mercer and serves as a member of the Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. Professor Longan was the recipient of the 2005 National Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Professionalism, which was presented by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism, the Conference of Chief Justices, and the Burge Endowment for Legal Ethics.

5:30 PM–7:30 PM Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Butler, Wooten, & Fryhofer, LLP
Welcome to the 2013 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 Steamhouse Lounge where the New Lawyers Division is hosting the ultimate late night party. It’s only two blocks from the hotel with open bar and tons of tasty treats.

Friday, May 17

12:45 PM–1:45 PM Professionalism Lunch Presentation with Author Curtis Wilkie
The Fall of the House of Zeus 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. 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.

7:30 PM GTLA Annual Gala
This year, we have much to celebrate! Come and raise a glass as President Jay Sadd passes the torch to President-elect Buck Rogers. Tickets include all the food and drink you can handle while getting down with the soulful sounds of Party Nation! 
Thank You to Our 2013 Annual Convention Sponsors!

Welcome Reception
Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP

GTLA Annual Gala
Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP
Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC
Forge Consulting
Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC
Harris Penn Lowry DelCampo LLP
Henry Spiegel Milling LLP
Insurance Specialists, Inc.
J. Franklin Burns P.C.
Killian & Boyd, PC
Linley Jones, P.C.
Malone Law Office
ML Healthcare
Morgan & Morgan, PA
Langdale Vallotton, LLP
Slappey & Sadd, LLC
Slover, Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert LLC
Warshauer Law Group, PC

Apolinsky & Associates, LLC
Collision Specialists, Inc.

Cherokee Funding
Cook, Noell, Tolley & Bates, LLP
H.L. Cromartie, III, P.C.
Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP
Tusk Funding LLC

New Lawyers Division Party
American Association for Justice
Childers, Schleuter & Smith, LLC
The Law Offices of Michael Lawson Neff, P.C.
Slappey & Sadd, LLC

Cherokee Funding
DK Global
Huseby: Global Litigation Support
Shiver Hamilton, LLC
The Cooper Firm
The Gingras Firm, LLC
Tusk Funding LLC
Wood & Craig, LLC

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

Carol W. Allen
N. John Bey
Josh Branch
Liz Buddenhagen
Brian Craig
Jed Douglas
Michael G. Geoffroy
Alan Hamilton
Zack Hendon
Tedra C. Hobson
David B. Hodgins
John Houghton
Jennifer S. Ivey
Tony Kalka
Kevin Leipow
Joe Neal, Jr.
Jeffrey R. Nabors
Julie Oinonen
Benjamin S. Persons, IV
Laura Reis
Jim Roth
Jeff Shiver
Ryals Stone
Chase Swanson
Danielle M. Wrick
Mark Zamora
Thank You to our 2013 Annual Convention Exhibitors!

Abacus Advisors, LLC
Advocate Capital, Inc.
Atlanta Engineering Services, 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
Medical Visions, Inc.
ML Healthcare
NFP Structured Settlements / Sarah Patno Hornsby
Peachtree Financial Solutions
Pope Reporting & Video
Portage Funding, Inc.
RD Legal Funding LLC
Robson Forensic, Inc. 
The Gingras Firm, LLC
The Injury Specialists
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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