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9129

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$95

BEGINNING LAWYERS PROGRAM

MONDAY  •  FEBRUARY 22, 2016

LIVE
State Bar of Georgia Conference Center
104 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia

VIDEOCONFERENCE
Coastal Georgia Office - State Bar of Georgia
18 E. Bay St.
Savannah, Georgia

South Georgia Office - State Bar of Georgia
244 E. Second St.
Tifton, Georgia

VIA WEBSTREAM (CLE Hours will count as Self-Study)
This program will also be available via a live web stream for those who choose to register for the online option. Once you have registered for the program, you will receive a link in your confirmation email with instructions on how to access the program on February 22. If you choose to view the program via the web stream, you will receive Self-Study CLE Credit for the course. This will apply towards your 6 CLE Hour per year self-study limit.

Participants in the Transition Into Law Practice Program Please Note:
To fulfill initial CLE requirements, lawyers who are newly admitted to the State Bar of Georgia are required to take this seminar and any other six-hour CLE course of their choosing during the year in which they are admitted or the following calendar year.

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This program is not required for prosecutors, solicitors and public defenders. Each of these groups has its separate mentoring and CLE programs.

Presiding:
Michelle E. West, Director, Transition Into Law Practice Program, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
Jeffrey R. Davis, Executive Director, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
Prof. Patrick E. Longan, Bootle Chair in Ethics and Professionalism, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Macon

7:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

ONLINE STREAM OPENS

MORNING SESSIONS
8:15
WELCOME to the state Bar of Georgia
Robert Kauffman, President, State Bar of Georgia; Hartley, Rowe & Fowler, P.C., Douglasville
8:30
Greetings from the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division
John R.B. “Jack” Long, President, Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia; John R.B. Long, P.C., Augusta
8:45

Launch Your career with the assistance of the STATE BAR

  • TILPP
  • CLE Opportunities
  • Pro Bono Training & Opportunities

Michelle E. West

9:05

Practice Resources Available from the State Bar

  • Law Practice Management
  • Fast Case
  • Member Benefits

Natalie Kelly, Director, Law Practice Management Program, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta

9:25

HOW THE STATE BAR WORKS TO PROTECT YOUR LICENSE

  • Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • Consumer Assistance Program
  • Fee Arbitration
  • Lawyers Assistance Program

Rita Payne, Director, Fee Arbitration, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta

9:45

The State BAR AT WORK For YOU

  • Membership
  • State Bar Center
  • Legislative Advocacy

Jeffrey R. Davis

10:05

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED WITH STATE BAR SECTIONS AND PROGRAMS

  • Military Legal Assistance Program
  • Pro Bono Program
  • Section Liasion

Norman Zoller, Attorney Coordinator, Military Legal Assistance Program, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
Michael L. Monahan, Director, Pro Bono Program, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
Derrick W. Stanley, Section Liaison, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta

10:35
BREAK
10:45

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

STARTING A LAWSUIT: THE WHYS AND WHEREFORES OF REQUIRED PROCEDURES AND DOCUMENTS
(This breakout session is available for the live & video conference locations & webstream)
Henry M. Quillian, III, Taylor English Duman, LLP, Atlanta

CRIME, PUNISHMENT & IMPLICATIONS
(This Breakout session is available for the live location only)
Robert D. James, District Attorney, Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit, Decatur
Patricia A. McKenzie, Law Office of Patricia A. McKenzie, Lawrenceville

MAKING YOUR MARK IN A TRANSACTIONAL PRACTICE
(This Breakout session is available for the live location only)
Timothy W. Bratcher, Greenberg Traurig, Atlanta

11:45
LUNCH (Included in registration fee)
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
12:15
Professionalism and Reputation
Avarita L. Hanson, Executive Director, Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, Atlanta
12:45
How to Avoid Bar Complaints & Malpractice
Paula J. Frederick, General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
P. Michael Freed, Lewis, Brisois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Atlanta
1:45
break
2:00

breakout sessions

ACTING FOR YOUR CLIENT
(This breakout session is available for the live & video conference locations & webstream)

Moderator:
Patrick E. Longan

Panelists:
Hon. Dean C. Bucci, Judge, Superior Court, Paulding Judicial Circuit, Dallas
Donald R. “Dick” Donovan, District Attorney, Paulding Judicial Circuit, Dallas
Seth D. Kirschenbaum, Davis, Zipperman, Kirschenbaum, & Lotito, Atlanta
Leah J. Zammit, Zammit Law, LLC, Marietta

HOW TO SUCCEED AS AN ASSOCIATE
(This Breakout session is available for the live location only)
Moderator:
Ryan Walsh, Jones Day, Atlanta

Panelists:
Carol V. Clark, Law Office of Carol V. Clark, Atlanta
Jeanine G. Garvie, Attorney at Law, Atlanta
Carmen R. Toledo, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta

ESQuasi—HOW NON-TRADITIONAL LEGAL CAREERS CAN WORK FOR YOU
(This Breakout session is available for the live location only)
Moderator:
Cristen W. Dutcher, Clinical Assistant Professor, Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw

Panelists:
Damon E. Elmore, Nowell Sparks, LLC, Atlanta
Megan T. Hodgkiss, Legal Consultant & Project Coordinator, Georgia News Lab, Atlanta
John Trotti, Senior Manager, Contracts, Iron Mountain Intellectual Property Management, Inc., Norcross
Joann M. Yoon Kang, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta

3:00
ADJOURN