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The Daily Report's Annual '40 Under 40: Legal Rising Stars to Watch' was published this week, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association is proud to have 10 members in this year's class. Even though our Association makes up a relatively small percentage of all practicing attorneys in Georgia, the fact that we make up 25 percent of the 'Rising Stars' speaks volumes about the exceptional quality and quickly-accumulating legal accomplishments of our membership.

Congratulations to the following GTLA members who were chosen for this year's '40 Under 40' class: 
Rebecca C. Franklin, Franklin Law 
Andrew Goldner, Law Offices of Andrew E. Goldner 
Alan Hamilton, Shiver Hamilton 
Caroline W. Herrington, Adams, Jordan & Herrington 
Jennifer Auer Jordan, The Jordan Firm 
R. Cade Parian, The Parian Law Firm 
Brandon L. Peak, Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak 
Parag Shah, Shah Law Firm 
Amna R. Shirazi, Shirazi Law Group 
Matthew Wetherington, The Werner Law Firm 
Please join us in congratulating these members on this outstanding accomplishment and well-deserved recognition!

Please save the date to join GTLA for the 2014 Political & Legislative Summit. This half-day event will provide you the opportunity to interact with and learn from GTLA's legislative team, Civil Justice PAC leadership, highly-regarded members of the media, members of the Georgia General Assembly and so much more. We will also have breakout sessions to discuss, analyze and strategize for the issues facing the Civil Justice System in 2015. This promises to be an event that you won't want to miss!

2014 Political & Legislative Summit
Wednesday, Oct. 22
Noon - 5 pm: Legislative Training & Workshops - State Bar of Georgia
5 pm - 7 pm: Civil Justice PAC Reception - Thrive

For additional details and to RSVP, please click here or email Chris Kelleher at
The GTLA New Lawyers Division hosted their latest Happy Hour on Thursday, Aug. 14 at Del Frisco's Grille in Buckhead. The always-popular event was extremely well-attended, filling the room with NLD members, GTLA leadership and more than one dozen prospective GTLA members. Thank you to all who joined us!

Please save the date for the next NLD Happy Hour on Thursday, Oct. 16 at Bottle Bar in Buckhead!
This week, members of the Macon Trial Lawyers Association presented Life Center Church Pastor Trey Jones with a check for $1,500 for the gifted/indigent student fund at Rosa Taylor Elementary school in Macon. The fund is used by educators to assist students from economically challenged families with school supplies and food. MTLA gives donations to charities throughout the year, and their efforts have made a tremendous impact on the local community. Past donations have included gifts to Leadership Macon Annual Projects, Habitat For Humanity and The Children's Museum. Kudos to Macon TLA for their commitment to serving the community!

Pictured (L-R): Educator Dr. Michelle Gowan; Pastor Trey Jones; Macon Circuit District Attorney and MTLA Member David Cooke; MTLA President David Bullard; MTLA Treasurer Dallas Roper; and MTLA Past President Lisa Edwards.
Join the American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), in Chicago Sept. 8-9 at the American Association for Justice Marketing Seminar: How to Promote and Manage Your Practice. Learn from AAJ trial lawyer successes--and their mistakes--in marketing a legal practice. 
AAJ members just like you asked for help in promoting their practices, telling their clients' stories and more effectively running a law office. This groundbreaking marketing seminar is the result. 

A Comprehensive Approach
This program combines social networking with traditional marketing in an innovative and informative way, designed to answer all your marketing questions. With topics like Using Marketing to Stand Out, When There Are No Barriers to Entry, What Am I Doing Wrong: Top 10 Biggest Marketing Mistakes and How to Make Your Marketing Dollars Stretch Further and Actually Get Results, you will find this program essential to growing your practice. 
View the full agenda online or Call AAJ Education at (800) 622-1791 or (202) 965-3500, ext. 8612 with questions. Note that this seminar is not eligible for continuing legal education.
Thank You to Our Newest GTLA Champion Members!
Betty Nguyen Davis and Rebecca Franklin

Welcome New GTLA Members!
Cori Anderson, Kulonda Arnette, Noah Bader, Latasha Barnes, Jennifer Bowden, Tania Burton, Anita Cameron, Christina E. Campbell, Nicholas Chester, Ben Clary, Stephanie D. Dixon, Emanuel David Dressie, Chase Duff, Teri Fields, Bredan Flanagan, Amber Tucker Hayes, Ashley Heinen, Idally Hunter, Kenric Lanier, Jamison Blake Ledbetter, Kathleen O. Marshall, Dene Matthews, Stephanie Woods Miller, Cassie Minikus, Renita Christal Montgomery, Thelma Wyatt Moore, Althea S. Prince, Charlotte J. Redo, Kim Schultz, Stanley Scott, Rachel Sell, Tiffany Michelle Simmons, Linton Thompson, Jane A. Turner and Beau Worthington.

Whether you're looking for another opportunity to earn valuable CLE credit hours, network with your fellow members from across the state or simply save the date for next year's GTLA Annual Convention & President's Gala, we want to remind you that we maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date listing of all GTLA events on our website. This is the best way to stay on top of our constantly updating social, educational and grassroots event schedule, so be sure to check back often for new events!


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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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