The Atlanta Lawyer January/February 2015 - Page 3

In This Issue Volume 13, No. 6 | 8 Dollars & Sense Atlanta Bar Association President Jacquelyn H. Saylor The Saylor Law Firm LLP Vice President/President-Elect Harold E. Franklin, Jr. King & Spalding LLP Secretary James D. Blitch IV Blitch Law PC Treasurer Margaret H. (Maggie) Vath Georgia State University College of Law Immediate Past President Wade H. Watson III Caldwell & Watson LLP Features President’s Message: The Importance of Financial Planning.......... Voting in Bar Elections.......................................................................... ACYL President Eugenia Wooten Iredale Fellows LaBriola LLP 4 6 Members at Large Michelle Edwards Crosland Altisource Joan C. Grafstein JAMS Columns Nekia Hackworth Jones United States Attorney’s Office Legal Minute: 2014 Tax Return Tips................................................... 7 Law School Life: Dollars and Sense................................................... 8 From the Bench: A View From the Probate Bench........................... 10 Your Bar: Section Engagement on the Atlanta Bar Website............ 11 News & Notes Gatherings............................................................................................. Take Your Adversary to Lunch............................................................. Pro Bono March Madness Schedule.................................................. Upcoming Events.................................................................................. 2015-2016 Atlanta Bar Elections......................................................... Truancy Intervention Project................................................................ 100% Club.............................................................................................. Did You Know?...................................................................................... Section Updates January/February 2015 Bankruptcy Section Update................................................................. Criminal Law Section Update.............................................................. Estate Planning and Probate Section Update................................... Intellectual Property Section Update.................................................. Labor & Employment Section Update................................................. Litigation Section Update..................................................................... Jonathan E. Hawkins Krevolin & Horst, LLC Nicole G. Iannarone Georgia State University College of Law Robert M. Lewis Jr. U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor 12 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Lisa Liang Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. Christopher P. Lightner Alston & Bird LLP Curtis J. Martin II Miller & Martin, PLLC Gregory T. Presmanes Bovis Kyle & Burch, LLC David Richards The Richards Law Firm, LLC Melissa Phillips Reading Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeney, LLP ABA Delegate Rita A. Sheffey Emory Law School Legal Counsel Marc A. Rawls Sutherland LLP Atlanta Bar Foundation President S. Wade Malone Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Gate City Bar Association President Darrick McDuffie King & Spalding LLP The Official News Publication of the Atlanta Bar Association January/February 2015 THE ATLANTA LAWYER 3