The Atlanta Lawyer April 2015 - Page 4

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE AROUND THE BAR Atlanta Bar Activities are in Full Swing! “ By Jacquelyn H. Saylor The Saylor Law Firm LLP “...finally, a not to be missed Bar wide event is the Atlanta Bar Foundation’s LawJam2015. Your participation supports the good work of Atlanta Bar programs and pro bono organizations that provide vital community services to those in need.” I t’s very hard to keep up with everything the Atlanta Bar Association is doing! As I write this message, we are almost at the end of March. March is when we had our first Bar-wide casual nighttime event in a while, Beer & Bites at 5 Seasons Brewery; it was a great success with more than 120 people enjoying each other, the food and the evening inside and outside on the Sky Level. People were still sitting outside when the party was supposed to end at 9 pm. A special thank you goes to the Tax, Litigation, Solo Practitioner/ Small Firm Sections and the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers who supported this event. Two Bar groups were unable to fully participate in Beer and Bites because of their activities: the revitalized basketball team and Bard show actors, singers, dancers and producers, etc. The Basketball League plays on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Christ the King. Come see them play! Bar members should think about signing up for the league next year; women are welcome. 4 THE ATLANTA LAWYER April 2015 The Bard Show, a committee of the Atlanta Bar Association, will be practicing most week nights until May 1 and May 2 when the show runs. We should all go to the Rialto Theatre for $35 to see this year’s great musical production called A Courthouse Line XI: North Side Story. “It’s part fairy tale, part love story and 100% entertaining.” The money raised will benefit the Atlanta Bar Foundation, which will distribute proceeds via its grants program to support programs of the Atlanta Bar Association and pro bono service organizations in the community. The Lawyer Referral and Information Services (LRIS) of the Atlanta Bar similarly provides grants to public interest groups in collaboration with the Atlanta Bar Foundation. LRIS processed 40,000 telephone calls last year for people seeking legal and other services within the twelve counties that the Bar represents. Those who are seeking legal services are referred to attorneys on the LRIS panel. The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association