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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
Ringler Associates
On behalf of all of us at the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, we would like to congratulate our Inaugural LEAD Class on their graduation from the Program at the Annual Convention last month! The LEAD Program has surpassed all of our expectations, and this class has set the bar high for all LEAD classes that will follow. Our staff, leadership and members who have had the chance to interact with the 2013-2014 class all agree on one thing: these rising stars are, without a doubt, the GTLA leaders of tomorrow. Congratulations again to all of them!

And, stay tuned for more details on how you can apply for the 2014-2015 LEAD Program this Summer! 

The 2013-2014 LEAD Class at Graduation 

Since we rolled out the option to add a headshot to GTLA's Find a Lawyer Directory, many of you have already taken advantage of this new feature. For those of you who have not yet done so, we encourage each of you to take advantage of this opportunity. Here's how to do it:

1. Click here to visit the 'Update Member Photo' page on (Login Required); 
2. Under 'Upload New Photo,' click the Choose File button; 
3. Select the file from your computer that you would like to use (professional head shot recommended);
4. Click Upload;
5. Crop the photo to your liking using the on-screen tool;
6. Click Save Photo on the right-hand side of the page under the 'Preview of Photo' section.
7. This will take you back to the Update Member page. Please click Save Information in the top right-hand corner to save your changes. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to GTLA Communications Director Chris Kelleher at
Please join the GTLA Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus for a 'Meet & Greet with the Mediators' on June 10. The Women's Caucus has invited female mediators from all across the state to mix and mingle with our members, and we are expecting a great turnout for this fun social outing.

Currently, the following mediators are confirmed to be in attendance: Hon. Beverly Collins, Hon. Susan Forsling, Hon. Pat Killingsworth, Anandhi Rajan, Peggy Roth, & Tonya Tate.

Women's Caucus Meets the Mediators
Tuesday, June 10 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Three Sheets - Atlanta
6017 Sandy Springs Circle
Atlanta, GA 30328

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so that we can ensure an accurate headcount for the event.

We hope to see you there! 
When Linley Jones was elected as the 59th President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association in April, she made a vow to our members that she would be taking GTLA's show on the road -- so to speak -- and visiting our local chapters and membership consistently throughout her one-year term. So far, Linley has made good on the promise as she has hit the ground running this Spring! 

Last week, she was the Keynote Speaker at the Cobb Trial Lawyers Association's monthly lunch meeting (pictured below), and she traveled to Columbus on Wednesday of this week to speak at a lunch with the Columbus Trial Lawyers Association. She is going to continue making appearances across the state this year, so be sure to check the GTLA Events Calendar by clicking here to find out when Linley & the GTLA Staff & Leadership will be in your neck of the woods. 

GTLA President Linley Jones with Cobb TLA Member Ron Lowry.
Thank You New GTLA Champion Member!
Saundra M. Davis

Welcome New GTLA Members!
McKinley Anderson, Andrew S. Ashby, Terrence R. Bethune, Glenn Bobe, Charles Bowling, Heather Branton, Thomas H. Camp, Michael Carithers, Janice Ann Dahl, John Edmonson, Camille Godwin, Lori Goldstein, Jason Graham, Kaitlin Nugent Hammill, William G. Hammill, Brian Heck, Amy P. Holbrook, Janet Keen, Brian Kim, Christine King, Chad Mance, Erika Mizell, Diana Omerasevic, Elizabeth Osborne, Jonathan Palmer, Rishi D. Pattni, Heather Pomner, Andre Ramsay, Andrae Reneau, Joseph Rhodes, Shelley Ringer, Tabitha M. Rogers, Jeffrey Sand, Anne Marie Stites, Rosey Sumrall, Sherri D. Thiel, Adanna U. Ugwonali & Sarah Yates
On Thursday, May 1, GTLA members, family and friends came together for the 1st Annual Happy Hour for Hunger at the Home of GTLA President-Elect Darren Penn. Raising funds and canned goods for the Georgia Food Bank Association as part of the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, the Happy Hour for Hunger was a large part of GTLA's efforts that ultimately saw our Association raise more than 40,000 lbs of food for our state's hungry and deserving citizens. As Past President Robin Frazer Clark reminded us all, hunger is not an issue of charity -- it is an issue of justice. Thank you to all who contributed to this great cause!

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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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