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This year's GTLA Annual Convention & President's Gala will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, and the deadline to make your accommodations is next Monday, March 24th! GTLA has reserved a block of rooms for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights at the discounted rate of $199 per night. For reservations, please call the Ritz-Carlton directly at (800) 241-3333 and ask for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Group Rate or visit them online by clicking here

Don't forget to sign up in advance for the Annual Convention, as well! Spots are going fast, and you can reserve yours by clicking here or calling Brittany Gurley at (404) 522-8487x24.
On Wednesday, Feb. 19, the Civil Justice PAC hosted their Annual Legislative Reception at the home of GTLA Executive Vice President Darren Penn. With dozens of legislators in attendance after a long day at the Capitol, GTLA & Civil Justice PAC members were able to mix and mingle with many of our strongest legislative allies and friends. To view the full photo album from the 2014 Civil Justice PAC Legislative Reception, please click here

Rep. Micah Gravley, Andrew Jones, Tom Pope & Rep. Ronnie Mabra

Rep. Barry Fleming & GTLA President-Elect Linley Jones

PAC Executive Director Caroline McLean, Stefan Turkheimer & Dan Snipes

Mike Neff & Cory Phillips

This year, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has partnered with EndDD (End Distracted Driving) to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving to students and drivers all across our state. Working alongside Trial Lawyer & EndDD Founder Joel Feldman, our members will have the opportunity to speak at schools, civic organizations and other gatherings with a personalized, interactive presentation that gives the facts in an engaging manner about the dangers of distracted driving. 

Already, this presentation has been given to more than 165,000 students and drivers across the United States, and that number continues to quickly grow as the EndDD program gains momentum. For more information on EndDD and their partnership with GTLA, please visit or download our presentation by clicking here.

GTLA Member Michael Wilensky & GTLA Communications Director Chris Kelleher
at a recent EndDD Presentation at Atlanta's Stone Mountain High School 

As part of our Lawyer of the Day Program, the Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus joined GTLA's Legislative Team at the State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 26. While under the Gold Dome, the Women's Caucus had the opportunity to meet with Governor Deal (see below), assist in our lobbying efforts and attend a hearing in which we all worked together to defeat a potentially-harmful provision contained within a piece of legislation. It was a great day at the Capitol!

Jen Jordan, Brittany Gurley, Ginger Jirik, Lyle Warshauer, Governor Nathan Deal,
Linley Jones, Natalie Woodward & Sharon Zinns


The Legislature is scheduled to adjourn today which means that the 2014 campaign season begins tomorrow. It is critical that the PAC have the necessary resources that allow us to support members and candidates who share our mission to uphold our Constitution's promise of protecting and defending the civil justice system. As you know, this was an incredibly busy session for our Legislative Team and the fights we just fought will not go away.

Consider making your contribution today by clicking here or make your contribution by mailing your check to:

Civil Justice PAC, Inc. 
3350 Centennial Tower 
101 Marietta Street NW 
Atlanta, GA 30303

As always, you can reach Caroline McLean, PAC Executive Director, at 770.314.4257 or by email at

Thank You New GTLA Champion Members!
Chuck Detling and Rob Register

Welcome New GTLA Members!
Michael Bixon, JoAnn Fields, Kevin D. Fitzpatrick, Jr., Brady Larrison, Joshua Saunders, Abigail Stone, Elyse Szczepanski, Jackie Toney, Laura Voght, Michael Whiteside, Daphne Withrow

Please save the date to join GTLA on Amelia Island for the 2014 Auto Torts Workshop July 17-19! Held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation this year – which recently underwent a $90 million renovation – the resort is once again the premiere North Florida resort on the Atlantic and promises to be host to our best flip-flop friendly event yet! Ready to sign up? Click here to reserve your spot. 

2014 Auto Torts Workshop Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, July 17
1 p.m. – Registration & Exhibits
2-5 p.m. – CLE SESSION
6 p.m. – Civil Justice PAC Welcome Reception

Friday, July 18
8:30 a.m. – Breakfast & Networking with Exhibitors
9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – CLE SESSION
1 p.m. – Golf Tournament. Tee off with your fellow golfers for a fun-filled scramble; green fees are $150.
7 p.m. – Poolside Cookout. Enjoy the sunset with cocktails, food and family-friendly entertainment on the pool deck!

Saturday, July 19
8:30 a.m. – Breakfast & Networking with Exhibitors
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – CLE SESSION
2 p.m. – Pool Party. It's Time to Play! Let's make a splash at the pool with cocktails and pool games! Sponsored by the New Lawyers Division
Fast Funds, Inc.
Regional Medical Group
Insurance Specialists, 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.

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
101 Marietta Street, NW
Suite 3350, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone (404) 522-8487 | Fax (404) 522-3705

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