Beginning Lawyers Program '14

Recorded February 24, 2014

Participants in the Transistion 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.

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

Co-Sponsor

Transition into Law Practice Program (TILPP); State Bar of Georgia

Presiding

  • Michelle E. West, Program Co-Chair, Director, Transition Into Law Practice Program, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
  • Prof. Patrick E. Longan, Program Co-Chair, Bootle Chair in Ethics and Professionalism, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Macon

WELCOME TO THE STATE BAR OF GEORGIA

Charles L. Ruffin, President, State Bar of Georgia; Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C., Macon

GREETINGS FROM THE YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION

Darrell L. Sutton, President, Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia; Sutton Law Group, Marietta

Four WAYS THE STATE BAR HELPS START
YOUR CAREER

  • TILPP
  • CLE Opportunities
  • Membership
  • Pro Bono Opportunities

Michelle E. West

FOUR WAYS THE STATE BAR PROTECTS YOUR
LAW LICENSE

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

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

Two WAYS THE STATE BAR SERVES AND ADVOCATES FOR YOU

  • State Bar Center
  • Legislature

W. Thomas Worthy, Director, Government Affairs, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta

STARTING A LAWSUIT: THE WHYS AND WHEREFORES OF REQUIRED PROCEDURES AND DOCUMENTS

Henry M. Quillian, III, Taylor English Duma, LLP, Atlanta

HOW TO DEAL WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ISSUES
IN YOUR PRACTICE

Vicky Ogawa Kimbrell, Georgia Legal Services Program, Atlanta

HOW TO AVOID MALPRACTICE

  • Paula J. Frederick, General Counsel, State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta
  • P. Michael Freed, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Atlanta

ACTING FOR YOUR CLIENT

Moderator:

  • Patrick E. Longan


    Panelists:
  • Hon. James G. Bodiford, Judge, Superior Court, Cobb Judicial Circuit, Marietta
  • Dick Donovan, District Attorney, Paulding Judicial Circuit, Dallas
  • Seth D. Kirschenbaum, Davis, Zipperman, Kirschenbaum & Lotito, Atlanta
  • Leah Zammit Sudul, Jacobs & King LLC, Atlanta